Managing Translations

Sean Wheller sean at
Tue Mar 15 07:50:01 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 15 March 2005 09:55, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> Sean Wheller wrote:
>  >
> > On Tuesday 15 March 2005 08:43, Corey Burger wrote:
> > > The only issue with Rosetta, and some people may have issues with it,
> > > is that it is not-free, in all senses. That doesn't bother me much,
> > > but it might others.
> >
> > Hmm, I did not know that. Seems strange, Canonical  is committed to FREE
>  > and Open Source. Can you explain why you think it is not free in all
>  > senses?
> As it says on the wiki <>, Rosetta is
> not yet Free Software, but it "will probably become open source
> somewhere in the future". So it comes down to whether you trust
> Canonical to release the Rosetta source code when it's ready. I trust
> them, but then I work for them, so what would I know.

I think we can say with a large degree of accuracy that Rosetta will become 
free. Anyway, I don't think this will bother us from using it for 
translations. Only I am not sure if it can handle free prose translations. 
But then, hey, what do I know about translations. :-)
Sean Wheller
Technical Author
sean at
Registered Linux User #375355
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