Fw: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail address
adi at roiban.ro
Wed Nov 3 10:20:35 GMT 2010
On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 09:20 +0100, Hannie wrote:
> Maybe teamleaders should have an email address @ubuntu-lang.org, so
> they do not have to use their private address.
This can not be done, since there are no @ubuntu-LANG.org domains, only
ubuntu-CC.org. Domain names are country based... not language based.
Even if the country code could match the language code... not all
languages /countries have configured the ubuntu-CC.org domain.
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Planella"
> > <david.planella at ubuntu.com>
> > To: "Ubuntu Translators" <ubuntu-translators at lists.ubuntu.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 3:20 PM
> > Subject: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail
> > address
> > --
> > Hi translators,
> > I've been meaning to ask you for your opinion on this for a while.
> > Having just spent 10 minutes looking for the e-mail address of a
> > language team coordinator has actually prompted me to do it now.
> > So the question is:
> > * Should we request translation team leaders to have a visible
> > e-mail address in Launchpad?
> > And the background is:
> > I believe translation team leaders should be people that are easily
> > contactable, both by the Ubuntu Translations Coordinators team and
> > by
> > other translators, and having a hidden translation address in
> > Launchpad
> > does not make things easy. As a reminder: having a visible e-mail
> > address in Launchpad makes it only visible to other people who have
> > logged in with a valid account in Launchpad - so it's not just
> > visible
> > to anyone.
> > Now if it took me a non-trivial amount of time to find someone's
> > address
> > today, I could imagine that it would be even more difficult for a
> > new
> > translator not familiar with our workflow. One could argue that he
> > or
> > she could use the "Contact this user" link, but that has its
> > drawbacks:
> > you cannot have a record of the message sent, and it can be used
> > only 3
> > times a day to prevent spam, IIRC.
> > This is not something new: other translations systems (GNOME, KDE,
> > Translation Project, etc.) request coordinators to have a known and
> > stable e-mail address, and in some of them it's even a policy.
> > If the majority of you think it's a good idea, I'd propose to make
> > it a
> > policy. To most of the translation team leaders, it will not make a
> > difference. To the few that have got a hidden e-mail address, they
> > would
> > simply have to tick a checkbox to make it visible.
> > Let me know what you think. +1/-1/comments/concerns...?
> > Regards,
> > David.
> > --
> > David Planella
> > Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
> > www.ubuntu.com / www.davidplanella.wordpress.com
> > www.identi.ca/dplanella / www.twitter.com/dplanella
> > --
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