forwarded message from Martin v. Loewis

From: Göran Uddeborg (
Date: 2001-07-20 23:51:54

Det här tycker jag att kan distribueras på hela listan.  I händelse
någon har några intelligenta kommentarer att komma med.

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Good afternoon,

Since the translation project was started several years ago, many
translators have joined to contribute. Likewise, many of the
"oldtimers" have moved on to other projects, without being able to
hand over their textual domains to others. I propose to actively call
for new volunteers; seem my CfV below.

Any comments on this draft are appreciate. I intend to post this to
comp.os.linux once it is done, and I would encourage you to propose
additional newsgroups and mailing lists where such a call would be
appropriate (and not considered as SPAM). These may be free software
groups, or fora specific to your language.


Subject: Translation Project seeks volunteers

The Translation Project (or TP for short) aims to get the maintainers
of free software packages, benevolent translators and users all
together, so that computers and systems (like Linux or GNU) gradually
become able to speak many languages [1].

Over the past few years, a large number of national (or language)
teams [2] have started to work on maintaining translations of the
messages of many different programs [3].

If you are interested in contributing to the translation project,
please contact your team, and have a look at [4]. If you find that
there is no team for your language yet, you may consider starting one

If you already contribute to some translation project, or if you are
merely interested in discussion translations of software messages and
documentation to your native language, you can still join the mailing
list of your team - we happily provide the forum for open discussions.

If you are the author of a free software package and are interested in
getting translations for your program's messages, you might consider
having us host your "textual domain" (i.e. the catalog of all your
program messages).

If you have any questions on the TP, don't hesitate to ask

We are looking forward to your contributions,

Karl Eichwalder
Martin v. Löwis
François Pinard

TP coordinators


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