Arabuntu.org: The new unified Arabic portal.

A.B. ab at 111virtual.com
Thu Jun 5 19:46:02 UTC 2008


As requested, I will respond to this question on the temporary google 
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http://groups.google.com/group/ubuntu-arabic


MeMo wrote:
> totally awesome , i suggested this site in previous email :)
> BUT, i'm a little worried about the commercial sponsoring thing !!!!
> any details on that ?
> is the company represented on the site ?
> will all the content fall under CC license ??
>
> if every thing is cool ,the i suggest we list a todo list right away :D
>
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 7:52 PM, A.B. <ab at 111virtual.com 
> <mailto:ab at 111virtual.com>> wrote:
>
>     Dear Arabic Ubuntu enthusiasts,
>
>     Lately there has been promising calls on different mailing lists to
>     unify the efforts of Arabic localization of Ubuntu and establishing
>     common Arabic community for Arabic users of different levels. I would
>     like to announce a first step in that direction:
>
>     http://www.arabuntu.org
>      The Arabic Ubuntu Portal. (Can we make it the Official?)
>
>     https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-l10n-ara
>      The official mailing list for the Arabic localization of Ubuntu
>
>      From the introductory text on the site:
>      "Arabuntu.org will strive to be the main portal for Arabic Ubuntu
>     users and the Ubuntu Arabic translation process. It will not compete
>     with or duplicate the work done elsewhere (Launchpad for example) but
>     will try to complement it and offer the necessary tools that will help
>     reach our goal of an up to date, stable, comprehensive and community
>     supported Arabic Ubuntu. The site is fully sponsored by a commercial
>     company, but Arabuntu.org will be community governed and driven
>     and will
>     live by the codes of the Free and Open Source Software community."
>
>     Currently there is little more than an introductory page listing the
>     different Arabic Ubuntu sites and mailing lists. Your input is
>     needed on
>     what we should setup first:
>
>     What would you like to see first on the arabuntu.org
>     <http://arabuntu.org>?
>      Mailing lists, Forum, Wiki, Blogs, other?
>
>
>     PS: I type so much faster in English. Please feel free to translate to
>     Arabic and post in the appropriate lists/forums.
>
>     Regards,
>     Ahmed Badr
>
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