Fw: Policy proposal: Translation team coordinator e-mail address

Adi Roiban 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.
> Hannie

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.

Cheers,
Adi

> > 
> > ----- 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 
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > 
> 

-- 
Adi Roiban




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