[UbuntuWomen] Meeting Notes for March 11, 2007

Elizabeth Bevilacqua lyz at princessleia.com
Fri Mar 16 21:44:26 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 03:07:02AM +0600, Vid Ayer wrote:
> On 3/14/07, Elizabeth Bevilacqua <lyz at princessleia.com> wrote:
> >   * pleia2 wondered if we should just delete it since it's so old and
> >    may not be useful to future translating efforts?
> It may not be useful in the present form but while writing content for
> our existing pages I took great care to see that I retained large
> chunks (from the old wiki) as much as possible  so that translators
> could just cut/paste or rework some parts of already translated stuff
> instead of rewriting a whole new document from scratch. But then
> languages differ and translation in whole or part is always a
> time-consuming task so I want to avoid burdening grrls working on it
> with repeat work every other week.

I've saved all the wiki.ubuntu.com wiki pages into a directory on the
ubuntu-women loco box. So in the future when someone comes along and
wants to translate we'll be able to provide them with the proper
archives and avoid having stale information stay online.

I've also started removing some of the old pages from that wiki and
pointing it to the new site.

Susana is working with me on this, and I hope to have the entire thing
completely moved by next week :)

> >  * Translations in general - Susana mentioned that data on the wiki may
> >   be too transitional to keep translated.
> In a way she is right (wiki being transitional).  How about keeping
> some pages (like the IRC guidelines and mentoring survey) locked. By
> that I mean we discuss major changes (if any and why) to those pages
> on this list and inform the translators which parts have changed. This
> *will* require co-ordination and follow-up with concerned
> translator(s) on a regular basis if it happens.  We also need to find
> out what the women translating these pages think about it before doing
> a brain-dump on them.

Good idea.

> >   We decided we should be open
> >   to translations of the static pages on the site in the future.
> Sounds good. In that case we can easily keep changes to the static
> pages to a minimum. The old wiki was translated in 5 languages
> (guessing?) earlier so if the current pages are translated we can use
> the wiki for storing and link it via the menu. Thoughts?

This is a good idea, but I haven't put much thought into it. I think one
of the future projects should be handling these translations, but
honestly right now I am juggling so many other things that I need help
with :)

> >  * Susana said she'd be available for it on the 19th or 20th
> Do keep the fridge-devel list informed for publicity.  Many newcomers
> to Ubuntu would not know much about bug triaging and this is a good
> way to get them to start contributing. Some curious folks may just
> drop by to see what the fuss is all about.
> We could also post to the appropriate Linuxchix list... maybe women
> there would be interested.

Another good idea. bapoumba has been largely heading up this effort by
making sure we get our links in UWN and onto the forums, but more of a
push is always a help.

> >  * dinda suggested an outlet for people to ask for help about the
> >   mentoring program
> This mailing list is a good starting point, or am I missing something.

The mailing list is certainly a good place to start.

So is the IRC channel. 

We might also want to create a topic on the forum, where people can go
to, but I think that might wait until we revamp the mentoring program
with the ideas from the February 25th meeting and get the Courses

> > Next meeting will be held on March 25th at 11:00 UTC
> I will try to be there [but my typing speed sucks, so wont be making
> much noise.]

Hope to see you there :)

Elizabeth Bevilacqua // Lyz at PrincessLeia.com

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