[ubuntu-uk] Community & Language (was: LinuxWorld London 2006 Update for 24th September)

Martin Fitzpatrick martin.fitzpatrick at gmail.com
Sun Sep 24 22:56:03 BST 2006

On 24/09/06, Caroline Ford <caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I've been looking at language packs and comparing our support with UK
> community languages. We don't do very well currently :(

Perhaps that's something we could focus on as a team (or a
sub-project)?  It's also allows people who may not normally be
involved in computing to contribute.

> I'll finish off that bit of research and post it to the list.
> In an ideal world we'd want edubuntu in bengali etc but our translations
> aren't there yet..

When I read the paragraph above I was thinking Welsh/Gaelic but you're
spot on - the UK culture is made up of such a mix of communities and
backgrounds.  As the Ubuntu UK team we want to be making Ubuntu
accessible to as many Brits as possible.

Does anyone have any knowledge/experience of community-connected work
with open-source?  Are there any specific selling points of
open-source that differ across groups or cultures?  What is the
competition? (e.g. Windows language support)


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