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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][WWW] Current Polish web site -- pl.openoffice.org
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:40:41 GMT
Hi Marcin,

Welcome to Apache OpenOffice(.org) (incubating)!

On Nov 10, 2011, at 12:39 AM, Marcin Miłkowski wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> W dniu 2011-11-10 05:37, Louis Suárez-Potts pisze:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> 
>> On 9 November 2011 18:06, Dave Fisher<dave2wave@comcast.net>  wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Nov 9, 2011, at 2:19 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
>>> 
>>>> As many of you may know, per Dave's announcement about a week or so ago,
we
>>>> have a staging site of *MOST* (we're still finding areas that need to be
>>>> "re-pulled" for one reason or another), of the (old) current OO.o site at:
>>>> 
>>>> http://ooo-site.apache.org
>>>> 
>>>> Right now, I have a question about the existing "pl" (Polish) site at
>>>> 
>>>> http://pl.openoffice.org/
>>>> 
>>>> Does anyone on this list know anything about the history of the Polish site
>>>> -- why this group decided to basically make a duplicate of the
>>>> OpenOffice.org site but translated? None of the other N-L sites have gone
>>>> to this length so I'm just curious about it.
>> 
>> Yes, I know much about it. Its history is complicated and its
>> communities even more so. But its current lead (of PL group working on
>> OOo, if not entirely only on OOo itself) has simplified things.
> 
> It is not a duplicate, but anyway, the point of localized pages is that they host content
that is useful to users that do not speak English. If you think that the OOo site was useful,
then you might consider that translating some parts of it might be somehow justified ;)
> 
> Anyway, it mostly contains pointers to other places, and some news parts. There are lists
of books and courses about OOo, and some installation instructions that were relevant when
the Polish dictionary was not bundled with OOo.

I noticed the hyphenation dictionaries, bat files and exe files. Very interesting.

I have noticed as each N-L project is ported that they are all unique. Each community has
made its own choices about what is in the "site".  At the ASF the PPMC must be responsible
for governing the project. We must find a way to be a global community, yet we also need to
follow a few rules.

Best Regards,
Dave


> 
>>> 
>>> Is it bigger than the German site?
>> 
>> No.
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Also, at this point in our migration plans, do we have anyone here who is
>>>> willing to continue to maintain the "pl" site as it stands?
>> 
>> I can ask the former lead; cc'd here. He is Marcin Milkowski.
> 
> I don't think anyone is interested in maintaining it anymore. The Polish community moved
to LibreOffice and they consider Apache project as a fork. I didn't resign from the Polish
lead position but as there's only me left and I have no time for doing anything, the Polish
project at OOo is somewhat zombified.
> 
> Cheers,
> Marcin


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