Is rosetta a commercial software?

Munzir Taha munzirtaha at
Mon Jul 10 03:53:27 BST 2006

On Sunday 09 July 2006 15:17, you wrote:
> On 7/9/06, Munzir Taha <munzirtaha at> wrote:
> >  I would be interested in
> > paying for rosetta to aid in the process of making it GPL one day
> I think Canonical considers Rosetta to be more of a service that they
> are offering, rather than a software product per se. So no, they are
> probably currently not interested in selling it as such.

Umm! I should guess that Mark Shuttleworth and his gang don't care about 
money ;)

> However, I 
> cannot speak for Canonical; so if you are seriously interested, you'd
> better speak to a Canonical representative directly to see what they
> have to say.

Thanks for the clarification, anyway.

> I suspect Pootle ( may be
> more of what you're looking for. Pootle is a free software web-based
> translation application, and if you want to run it on your own server,
> you can simply download the code for it and follow the instructions to
> set it up.

Then I would go the pootle route. Thanks all and keep up the good work.

Munzir Taha
Telecommunications and Electronics Engineer
Maintainer of Fedora Arabic Translation Project
Maintainer of the OpenBugs project page at
Master CIW Designer, ICDL, MOUS, Linux+, LPI 101
Riyadh, SA

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