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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: update service for not released languages [was: Re: Registration]
Date Sat, 09 Mar 2013 20:12:04 GMT

On Mar 9, 2013, at 6:57 AM, janI wrote:

> On Mar 9, 2013 3:18 PM, "Andrea Pescetti" <pescetti@apache.org> wrote:
>> 
>> janI wrote:
>>> 
>>> That does not (as I read it) state that we can bypass RTC for
>>> non-committers. Allowing non-committers access is one thing, but allowing
>>> them to change the source (in this case text) directly is quite another.
>> 
>> 
>> Sure. The setting for new volunteers would be:
>> 
>> 1) No paperwork, no ICLA, just create an account on Pootle
>> 
>> 2) Translate through suggestions (equivalent to contributing patches)
>> 
>> 3) RTC in place (i.e., strings are committed after a review by a
> committer, exactly as it happens now; what a "review" is in this context
> will vary, as it is now, depending on availability and skills of
> volunteers).
> 
> that is perfectly within the ruleset.
> 
> I thought the reason for local users was
> - get their work named or
> - allow them to do review (not possible on suggestions) or
> - save committers work
> 
> as you suggest I cannot see the difference to using anonymous as we have it
> today ? What did I miss ?

We should know who is making the suggestion. If someone makes a large number of high quality
suggestions then they are a good candidate for project committer.

If suggestions are all anonymous then we haven't a clue.

By naming the work then items 2 and 3 are future enhancements as more translators become committers.

> 
> making support for non-ldap users is no trivial task (just think of spam
> protection) so clearly this effort should counter weighted  of other
> advantages.

True, we should not be obfuscating work by moving it elsewhere.

Regards,
Dave

> 
> rgds
> jan i
>> 
>> Regards,
>>  Andrea.
>> 
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