[Marketing] Re: Zero cents for translation and localization!

Roald de Wit roald.dewit at lisasoft.com
Thu Jan 8 18:30:24 EST 2009

Hi Marc,

Yeah, I'm happy to do some 'mopping up'. Of course you could delegate
work to people too if you don't want to do all the work yourself.
There are more dutchies active within OSGeo than just the three of us
(maybe not all of them subscribed to this list).

So, here is my suggestion:
      * Make the dutch version (preferable the latest version) available
        for download
      * Setup a page (somewhere on the OSGeo wiki?) and divide the
        booklet into bite size sections in a table format: 1 row per
        section, 2 columns: 1 for the section name, the other for the
        name of the person that translates the section
      * Every person that will work on a section will write down her/his
      * Send an email to discuss at osgeo asking for volunteers. Hey, isn't
        there a Dutch list as well?
      * After the booklet is translated into English and proof read,
        others can translate from there, unless of course there are
        volunteers that speak both Dutch and say, Spanish of course.
        They could start straight away!

What do you think of this?

Cheers, Roald

On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 04:18 +1030, Marc Vloemans wrote:
> Ok guys,
> As I am not a developer/code jockey but rather a  MBA graduate and
> strategist, my contribution to the community will consist of the words
> to "sell" the code :-)
> Please, be patient. Initial translation will take roughly 20 nights
> (writing it in Dutch amounted to around 60 nights) over the next two
> months.
> If afterwards Michael and Roald could do the "mopping up", and Lorenzo
> could take care of the Spanish version, I believe we have a powerful
> medium for future marketing purposes which will cover a substantial
> part of the world (by the way, anyone happens to speak Chinese on this
> mailinglist?).
> Here goes nothing ;-)
> Marc
Roald de Wit
Software Engineer
roald.dewit at lisasoft.com

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