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From Louis Suárez-Potts <lui...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: discussion on new l10n workflow
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:53:37 GMT

On 12-10-24, at 14:35 , jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com> wrote:

> May I politely ask if there are other comments or more importantly
> objections ?

Press on. And expect to be patient: this is a volunteer effort. I'd also, if I were you, see
about highlighting this effort at ApacheCon EU or NA (next year). If you cannot personally
make the EU event, you can ask a surrogate, perhaps. But the issue is indeed very important,
at least as I see it. For it leads to expanding the AOO contributor base, being that localization
efforts are among the most interesting to a range of audiences, who rightly see a localized
AOO as much easier to work with than one in English.

> 
> If not I will continue with the process and keep you posted, please
> remember comments are also welcome as the new workflow takes shape.

Please! also, don't hesitate to use other channels, such as Facebook, our wikis, etc.

best
louis

> 
> Jan I.
> 
> 
> On 24 October 2012 20:18, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Thanks for your kind words.
>> 
>> see below please:
>> 
>> 
>> On 24 October 2012 19:49, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Jan,
>>> 
>>> On 12-10-16, at 12:22 , jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Finally I have finished describing the current process, and also
>>> combining
>>>> all the notes on open issues I could find.
>>>> 
>>> Thanks. A lot of work. Last it was dealt with was probably (prior to
>>> Apache's advent) back in…. I hate to say, "last century."
>>> 
>>>> Please have a look at:
>>>> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/File:L10proc.pdf
>>> Indeed.
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> and
>>>> http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Localization_AOO
>>>> 
>>>> I hope we can have a discussion on the "open issues", and then I will
>>> make
>>>> a design document for a changed workflow.
>>>> 
>>>> I look forward to hear your opinion, either through wiki or mail. These
>>>> comments will be worked into the document.
>>>> 
>>>> have a nice day.
>>>> jan I
>>> 
>>> I'll go over it. Usually, as others no doubt will mention, my impression
>>> is that a big issue has always been qualifying the outcome, incorporating
>>> input, and normalizing it, so that what happens in, say, January, can be
>>> expected to continue on into the future.
>>> 
>> It was a big job, first describing the current process and run it several
>> times to make sure I understood it, and then think about how to do more
>> robust and future oriented. I have had a helping hand from my professional
>> background where I used to manage project with these kind of problemsets.
>> 
>> I would appreciate any input, this is a floating process,
>> development/discussion.
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> A sidle point has perhaps also do with working with the LibreOffice
>>> team—and others working using similar strings, e.g., those nice people at
>>> that Mozilla project, among others. Under the Sun regime, licensing issues
>>> foreclosed that option. I'd hate to think we are still hobbled by political
>>> considerations and that these undercut the terrific enterprise of people
>>> like you.
>>> 
>> I am very open minded to that respect, but honestly I have no idea what
>> the apache policy is.
>> 
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> Louis
>> 
>> 
>> 


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