[Mailman-i18n] [Mailman-Developers] translation of mail templates

Barry Warsaw barry at list.org
Wed Aug 22 01:47:11 CEST 2012

On Aug 21, 2012, at 01:04 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>Patrick Ben Koetter writes:
> > They have free accounts for open source projects. It might be a
> > nice way to organize a translation community.
>It's likely that we don't have to organize one, we already have one.
>Barry, why don't you try to get in touch with that Vietnamese lady and
>see what she thinks?

Right, that would be Clytie, CC'd here.  However, it's been a while since
we've heard from her.

>There are also active translation communities at Debian and Launchpad,
>and I would assume at Red Hat/Fedora.  Both Deb and Ubuntu are happy
>Mailman users, and I would guess Red Hat/Fedora, too.  All probably
>would find some of the MM3 features very attractive for their own use.

Definitely, and I've looked at all of the various translation services, mostly
from the point of view of a project manager non-translator.  E.g. how would I
push updates into the service, how would I pull updates from the service,
etc.  I think I have a fairly good sense of what will work and what will cause
headaches.  I think I've posted to mailman-i18n@ before about my thoughts
there.  I'm CC'ing that list here too.

But in some sense, it's more important for the translators to feel
comfortable and welcome in whatever system we chose.  Most are non-technical,
so I think it's easier for us to make project workflow conform to a great
translation system's quirks (and there *will* be quirks ;) than for them to
work around pain in a translation system that easily integrates with our

One question I have, and Steve, you're probably a great person to weigh in on
this: what requirements does the GPLv3+ and being a GNU project place on us?


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