[Live-demo] Re: Translating OSGeo-Live to Chinese

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 01:56:13 PDT 2012

I'm delighted to hear that you will be able to help with the Chinese 

You will find the process for translating explained here:

And you can see the latest status of our translated documents here:

Song, Wang,
Do you have any suggestions for Amy with regards to the style you are 
making use of in the translation?

On 30/04/2012 11:06 AM, Amy wrote:
> Hi Cameron,
> I'm not currently helping with FOSS4G. What you suggested sounds like 
> a perfect starting point for me and my team to get involved. We do 
> have translation skills. Please send me a few pages to be translated 
> and we can go from there. If you, Song, or Wang could also send me the 
> translated pieces for language style reference, that would be great!
> Thanks,
> Amy
> On Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 8:09 AM, Cameron Shorter 
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com <mailto:cameron.shorter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello Amy,
>     It is very kind of you to offer your services to help with FOSS4G
>     and OSGeo. I'm not sure if you have already been recruited into
>     the service of FOSS4G?
>     If you still have some spare volunteer time, one thing which Song,
>     Wang Jing have started, as part of running FOSS4G in Beijing, is
>     to translate the OSGeo-Live [1] documentation into Chinese.
>     This documentation provides a comprehensive high level overview of
>     the best Open Source Geospatial applications. And the OSGeo-Live
>     DVD is handed out at geospatial conferences and workshops around
>     the world, including at FOSS4g in Beijing.
>     Amy,
>     If you have the skills to translate into Chinese, then it would be
>     hugely valuable if you and your team could extend Song and Wang's
>     initial translations to be more comprehensive.
>     Are you interested?
>     [1] http://live.osgeo.org
>     On 17/04/2012 12:00 PM, Amy wrote:
>>     Thanks a lot Tim!
>>     Let me first introduce a little bit more about myself: My name
>>     is Amy Gao. I'm the President of Spatial Front Inc., a Spatial IT
>>     company located in Washington DC area. My clients are mainly U.S.
>>     Federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies. We use both open
>>     source software and commercial ones, but the use of open source
>>     software is definitely on the rise. I was really impressed by the
>>     good work from the nice, smart, and passionate people like Tim
>>     and wish to contribute back to the open source community. A
>>     handful of my employees are also native Chinese speakers. If
>>     there's any way that I or my company can help, please don't
>>     hesitate to let me know.
>>     I will be on a business trip to China in July for a couple of
>>     weeks. It would be great if I can meet with some of you in Beijing.
>>     Thanks,
>>     Amy
>>     On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Tim Schaub <tschaub at opengeo.org
>>     <mailto:tschaub at opengeo.org>> wrote:
>>         Hello,
>>         I'd like to introduce Amy Gao to this group.  I met Amy last
>>         week at
>>         the FOSS4G-NA conference - she lives and works in the
>>         Washington DC
>>         area.  She expressed an interest in helping with the FOSS4G 2012
>>         effort in any way she could.  Amy is a native Chinese
>>         speaker, and I
>>         thought she might be able to help facilitate communication
>>         between the
>>         organizing committee and others within the OSGeo community.
>>         Ang Gao, could you suggest a way that Amy might be able to
>>         help with
>>         the effort?  If you have a list on your side that she could
>>         subscribe
>>         too, it might be a good way for her to get involved.
>>         Amy, I cannot provide details on the various lists & people
>>         copied
>>         here - but I'm hoping that someone else copied here can help make
>>         introductions.  Can someone describe the purpose of the
>>         conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org
>>         <mailto:conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org> and
>>         foss4g2012 at lists.osgeo.org
>>         <mailto:foss4g2012 at lists.osgeo.org> and
>>         suggest if Amy should sign up for either/both?
>>         Thanks,
>>         Tim
>>         2012/4/15 OSGeo China <foss4g2012 at lreis.ac.cn
>>         <mailto:foss4g2012 at lreis.ac.cn>>:
>>         > Dear all,
>>         >
>>         > We are sorry about our slow progress in comparison with the
>>         timeline that we set up in February. The current problem is
>>         caused by the delay of our online conference management
>>         system. About two months ago, we made a contract with a
>>         company for system development. But our testing on this
>>         system showed that there were some problems on the payment
>>         part in registry system, and the abstract submission system
>>         also did not run well. For safety, we have to postpone the
>>         registry and call for papers.
>>         >
>>         > Now we are urging the development company to speed up,
>>         meanwhile we are trying to find an alternative company as
>>         soon as possible. We hope to fix it next week. The following
>>         is a draft about our progress.
>>         > (1) We have signed the contract with Beijing Conference
>>         Center to be the conference venue.(Late February)
>>         > (2) We negotiated with Beijing Conference Center and
>>         achieved an about 10% discount on the hotel (4~5 star level)
>>         for the participants who pay through the payment system set
>>         up by LOC. (Late February)
>>         > (3) The conference committees have been established (Middle
>>         March)
>>         > (4) We have got three Chinese sponsors, including Supermap,
>>         LREIS, CAS. And several others are under contacting.
>>         > (5) About 40% of OSGeo-Live Docs have been translated into
>>         Chinese to promote OSGeo software in China. Both English and
>>         Chinese versions are expected to be handed out in FOSS4G 2012.
>>         > (6) The Foreign Liaison Office of Chinese Academy of
>>         Sciences has granted LOC to invite foreign participants.
>>         (Early April)
>>         > (7) We had a meeting with Prof. John P. Wilson, the
>>         editor-in-chief of TGIS on 12th April, and he would continue
>>         to support FOSS4G-2012 academic paper publishing (Thank
>>         Kobben and Helena for their past works).
>>         > By the way, Dr. Ntin-Tripathi, the editor-in-chief of
>>         International Journal of Geoinformatics, has also agreed to
>>         support one special issue. He will be in Beijing in early
>>         May, and we can further fix the details.
>>         > (8) We will update the information of keynote speakers to
>>         foss4g 2012 website soon.
>>         >
>>         > We apologize about our work again. Once the registry system
>>         is well done, we will catch up our schedule fast.
>>         >
>>         > Best regards,
>>         > Ang Gao
>>         >
>>         >
>>         >
>>         >
>>         > OSGeo China
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>>         --
>>         Tim Schaub
>>         OpenGeo http://opengeo.org/
>>         Expert service straight from the developers.
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Cameron Shorter
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Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254

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