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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal: communications/workflow for new languages
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:48:36 GMT
On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Claudio Filho <filhocf@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>
> 2013/2/22 janI <jani@apache.org>:
>> At current (based on work of the update of translate-vm) we are able to
>> share strings within the asf community and anybody else accepting our
>> license.
>
> This is a good new.
>
>> The bsd license is not valid for our installation (but  it is for the
>> general version), we accept only our ICLA license (committers only).
>
> This is the point: other contributions.
>
> Today we have two levels of contribution, but and if we have
> translators that wish to use Pootle without sign a ICLA? This is the
> good point (IMHO) at launchpad. When you register your self in there
> tool, you check/agree that all your work will be licensed under BSD.
>
> I understand that this process can be adopted by us, Ipsis litteris,
> changing the license by Apache.
>
> I took a look fast in Pootle docs and  saw that exist condition to
> enable other permissions for users and I think that is possible to
> create profiles. IMO, is possible to enable more one profile, of
> translator (without ICLA, but agreed in registration time with donate
> his work to ASF/project).
>
> The main point is collect more volunteers with translation skill (in
> some times is the *unique* thing that can help), and giving to him an
> idea about how works the project. In a second time (and with
> interaction with his l10n team or the project at all), he can sign the
> ICLA and will be promoted to commiter, with more "powers". ;-)
>
>> HOWEver, I hope with the new infra structure to provide a platform for
>> non-committers to use pootle in a motivating way, this depend however on a
>> vote in the community.
>
> I think that we have the same idea, Janl. And using your "way" (with
> images) in new propose for l10n, i did a flow explaining my idea[1].
> [1]http://people.apache.org/~filhocf/aoo/proposed_flow_pootle.png
>

This makes sense to me.  Apache does something similar in JIRA.  A
user can submit a patch on an issue in JIRA and say that it is under
the Apache License.  No ICLA is required.  Ditto for sending a patch
on the mailing list.  Pootle could be the same.

-Rob

> Regards,
> Claudio

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