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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: About the Former Native Language projects
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:13:12 GMT
Try this page.

It has all the NLC project leads.

It is linked to from

Kay elevated this.

Gotta run.


On Dec 13, 2011, at 7:57 AM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Michael Bauer <> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I admit to mostly lurking but kinda feel compelled to chip in at this point.
>> First off, I'm "just a translator", I came to OO late in the day to
>> resucitate the Scottish Gaelic localization which had fallen format. I have
>> no coding skills, at least none at the level needed to contribute code, so I
>> consider my skills in translation my contribution. As such, I usually have
>> little interest in the direction projects such as OO, Mozilla w/e take,
>> code-wise or politically, except for trying to promote translator-friendly
>> localization processes.
>> The impending rift and eventual split took me completely by surprise.
>> Literally. One day I had been translating away in Pootle, the next day it
>> was dead and it took a lot of googling to eventually figure out what had
>> been going on. I'm just glad I had taken a backup the day before, I don't
>> know how many nascent projects have had their entire work frozen on Pootle
>> since. Which is why I felt a little irked by the suggestion someone made
>> that interested NL projects could "come forward". If it hadn't been for
>> someone's blog post I came across eventually, I *still* wouldn't know that
>> OO had "shifted" to Apache. I suspect very few NL projects will have come
>> forward because for a long time it was not obvious to people not hooked into
>> the develpment mailing lists (conjecture, mylord) that that's what happened.
>> Apart from spam, nothing has ever been posted on the l10n list which was the
>> only list I had subscribed to for the above reasons.
>> So if "we're" supposed to step forward, perhaps someone should let the l10n
>> list subscribers know?
> I did send a note to the i10n tools list back in November:
> But the i10n dev list looks dead.  I don't see any new posts there
> since September 2009.
> I can send the same note there, if we think there are other lurkers on
> that list still.
> -Rob
>> My main concern are the Gaelic users, however few those may be, who are
>> still stuck on 3.01 and who know nothing of this break, apart from the fact
>> that the extensions site has been going offline regulary. So I'd like to
>> find some way of completing the localization - which should be relatively
>> easy as I completed it over on LO, so they can finally update to whatever
>> version is next.
>> Salude e trigu,
>> Michael
>> And incidentally, translation *is* a technical skill - it just doesn't
>> involve code dancing across the screen ;)

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