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From Wolf Halton <wolf.hal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Dealing with a large and diverse project - Native Languages and project teams
Date Sun, 20 May 2012 18:46:42 GMT
On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Paulo de Souza Lima <
paulo.s.lima@varekai.org> wrote:

> 2012/5/20 Paolo Pozzan <paolo@z2z.it>
> >
> >
> > Reading to all other messages in this thread, I think many missed the
> > point.
> > The problem is not about what language to use, but how to manage the
> > to-be-volunteers which don't or wouldn't have the same skills as ours.
> > Volunteers are a big marketing weapon; is like happy workers that freely
> > advertise the company they work for. OTOH rejected volunteers (even for
> > difficulty of access - e.g. language) will feel the final product less
> > theirs, so they will be less willing to marketing that.
> >
> > Like many "opposers" of AOO Project (incubating) (get it? ;-) say, the
> > Apache Software Foundation has a long history of successful software for
> > skilled technical users. I bet that the average OpenOffice user don't
> even
> > know what a programming language exactly is, so I think this is a new
> > exciting challenge for the Apache folks.
> >
> > What I understood in my experience with italian volunteers is that people
> > love to contribute in a hassle-free maneer, this means that someone else
> > have to show them the way, letting them just do. I know this may sound
> > disappointing, but it is not a limit of freedom if someone choose by
> > his/her own to follow some rules.
> >
> > I think that it would be useful to write some basic guidelines for the
> > native language teams to know what to do and what not. Letting them know
> it
> > would eventually lead to the birth of local communities, where "basic"
> > contributors will eventually will go there.
> > Maybe many of us have still in mind the old OpenOffice.org structure,
> > which worked fine for the language teams and to which we can consider
> > copying from.
> >
> > Paolo
> >
>
> That's exactly what is happening to brazilian community. The most of us
> have not technical skills. But we are AOO users and we have influence to
> convince many people and organizations to give a chance on AOO. And we are
> being striked a lot because of that, but we are standing still.
>
> --
> Paulo de Souza Lima
> http://almalivre.wordpress.com
> Curitiba - PR
> Linux User #432358
> Ubuntu User #28729
>

Paulo,
I am not sure I understand either.  What is missing that would make it
easier for you to do what you want to accomplish?

Wolf

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