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Re: Fedora International community websites



On Wed, 21 Sep 2005, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, den 21.09.2005, 13:29 -0400 schrieb Greg DeKoenigsberg:
> > The only way this will work, IMHO:
> >
> > * Identify motivated bilingual folks;
> > * Have these folks put watches on the whole (English+their-language) 
> > site;
> > * Build parallel wiki sites that are identical in structure;
> > * Charge these folks with the duties of
> >   (a) Translating from English -> language_x
> >   (b) AND translating back.
> > 
> > The key challenge, of course, is finding these individuals.  Technically, 
> > it's not an insurmountable challenge.
> > 
> > Any chance we can get hold of the people who rus fedorawiki.de and see if 
> > they'd be willing to run fp.o/wiki_de/ (or some such)?
> > 
> > One motivated person, and a little bit of wiki tweakage, can give us a 
> > perfect test case.  Proof of concepts are everything with something like 
> > this.
> 
> I'll try to contact those and ask them if they are interested. But IMHO
> the biggest problems see currently:
> 
> - What with content from the german wiki -- do we want to integrate it
> in our current wiki? If yes:
> -- What is legally allowed on http://www.fedoraproject.org ? 
> When the wiki was quite new I asked if it was okay to mention livna
> stuff there. The answer was: Better not mention it. But now we have a 
> http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/DavidFarning/fedorafaq
> in it that mentions livna and other things that might be problematic.
> -- If the english written by people with a different mother tongue is to
> horrible (like my english) -- are there people with good english skills
> around that can fix it?
> - I think without technical support in/around the wiki the content will
> between the different languages will diverge soon. But maybe I'm wrong.
> If people People maintaining the wiki send changes in the german version
> back upward into the english version it might work.

Nah, we don't want to merge these wikis.  I was just suggesting these 
folks as a good possible starting place.  We'd still want to respect our 
own content rules: i.e. "don't talk about illegal stuff directly."
 
--g

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