Appointing the Launchpad Arabic Translators team

Mohamed Ameur ameurux at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 11:37:48 GMT 2010


David,

here's a link:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/confirm/ubuntu-translators/8bb942207f2b52b922b3d81db429b5a5b98286ed

I believe that the better way to make progress is to Merge Teams, and apply
changes by assigning more approved people for that task, we don't need a
bureaucratic/dictator process, Everybody is welcome to make progress, we
just need control, that's all.

By the way here's a little background about me:

I've been around computers since mid 90's, worked as translator in several
oil companies; and was an English teacher once, discovered GNU/Linux around
1998, was a 100% Gnu/Linux user around 2002.

I'm teaching Computers and specially only Free Software on my free time at
home for free to my Community, and some English.

Working on spreading the Free Software into my country and try to prove that
they can live without installing a pirated system (Because down here if you
try to sell an Original  M$ Windows, most of them think you're crazy, they
buy food with that money)

Now people are getting more and more Going Linux, it's slow but effective.

Ameur

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 11:59 AM, David Planella
<david.planella at ubuntu.com>wrote:

> El dj 11 de 11 de 2010 a les 12:06 +0200, en/na Khaled Hosny va
> escriure:
> > We already have active Ubuntu translation team:
> > https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-l10n-ar<https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-l10n-ar>
> >
> > Can't we just use that?
> >
>
> Hi Khaled,
>
> A few cycles back we created the Launchpad Translators translation
> group, so that developers could assign the translation of their project
> to a trusted set of experienced translators, in the same way we do in
> Ubuntu with the Ubuntu Translators group.
>
> Launchpad hosts many projects which, while Open Source, are not related
> in any way with Ubuntu. The Launchpad Translators translation group was
> created with the intention to have a clear separation between the
> translation of Ubuntu and that of other projects.
>
> However, if you wish, you can still get separation between hosted
> projects and Ubuntu, but allow an existing team of Ubuntu translators to
> work on both (if they wish so) by creating a lp-l10n-CC team and adding
> the ubuntu-l10n-CC team as a subteam to it. The Ubuntu translators will
> then be able to contribute, and those who only want to translate
> applications in Launchpad but not Ubuntu, can be added directly as a
> members of the lp-l10n-CC team. That's what some existing teams already
> do.
>
> In order to ensure quality and responsiveness from translations teams,
> we've got a defined procedure to appoint teams for translation.
>
> There we make sure that there is a minimum set of requirements to start
> a healthy translation team community, while trying not to make the
> process too bureaucratic. We ask teams to:
>
>      * Have translation guidelines
>      * Have meaningful information on how to contribute in their
>        Launchpad page
>      * Have a communication channel for coordination purposes
>      * Have a moderated team subscription policy
>
> Apart from the guidelines, it should not take more than a few minutes to
> follow this process:
>
> https://help.launchpad.net/Translations/LaunchpadTranslators#StartingTeam
>
> You'll also find more general information on the Launchpad Translators
> translation group in the other sections of the above wiki page.
>
> I see you already created an Arabic Launchpad Translators team some time
> ago, so that's a good start already:
>
> https://launchpad.net/~lp-l10n-ar <https://launchpad.net/%7Elp-l10n-ar>
>
> There have been many people interested in translating Launchpad
> applications in Arabic in the last months, so I'd recommend talking to
> them and see how you guys can work together to have a single Arabic
> translations team and then follow the process to get it appointed in the
> Launchpad Translators group.
>
> Thanks!
>
> > On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 09:06:07AM +0100, Mohamed Ameur wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Just sent support request.
> > >
>
> Ameur, I did not see the support request anywhere, could you please send
> us a link to it?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Regards,
> David.
>
> > > Gooday
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 12:18 PM, David Planella <
> david.planella at ubuntu.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >     Hi all,
> > >
> > >     I'd like to ask for the help of any Arabic translators around with
> a
> > >     support request [1].
> > >
> > >     To summarize:
> > >
> > >          * There are four different teams of people who want to
> translate
> > >            into Arabic in Launchpad:
> > >                  * https://launchpad.net/~arabic<https://launchpad.net/%7Earabic>
> > >                  * https://launchpad.net/~lp-l10n-ar<https://launchpad.net/%7Elp-l10n-ar>
> > >                  * https://launchpad.net/~lp-l10n-ae<https://launchpad.net/%7Elp-l10n-ae>
> > >                  * https://launchpad.net/~lp-l10n-ara<https://launchpad.net/%7Elp-l10n-ara>
> > >
> > >          * None of these teams can actually do translations, as they
> are
> > >            not part of the Launchpad Translators group
> > >            (
> https://translations.launchpad.net/+groups/launchpad-translators)
> > >
> > >          * It would be awesome if someone would lead an effort to talk
> to
> > >            all different teams and merge them into a single one, which
> we
> > >            can appoint for Arabic translations in Launchpad. The
> > >            appointment process is simple, and can be done in a matter
> of
> > >            minutes ->
> > >
> https://help.launchpad.net/Translations/LaunchpadTranslators#
> > >     StartingTeam
> > >
> > >     Would someone volunteer for doing that?
> > >
> > >     Thanks!
> > >
> > >     Regards,
> > >     David.
> > >
> > >     [1] https://answers.launchpad.net/rosetta/+question/108979
> > >
>
>
> --
> David Planella
> Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
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>



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Ameurux
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