I am sure, most of the people working with Fedora I18N, L10N from 5-6
year must be aware regarding Fedora L10N Steering Committee.  As far
as i know this committee was active around 2009 and very effective.
During Fedora G11N activity day discussions, we again felt there is
need for some kind of official committee to drive Fedora Globalization
activities. Fedora is growing faster with number of different domains
and G11N also need to adapt those changes quickly to remain on the track.
For this purpose and in line with , we were thinking of Fedora
Globalization steering committee. I have created initial proposal for
Its open for feedback, please feel free to share other active members,
discuss in your respective language groups. This is just initial
proposal and i am sure, we can improve and make it more effective with
g11n mailing list
Last year we were talking (offline) about an idea of organizing
Fedora Localization FAD. So far nothing more has been decided.
There was an idea to organize it during or near another big
conference so we could save money on travel & accommodation,
especially for the people from outside Europe (Noriko, Pravin,
I'm thinking about you). As Flock date and venue has been
announced, do you think we can organize L10n FAD together with Flock?
- I suggest to organize FAD immediately after or immediately
before Flock but not during Flock. If you organize it during
Flock then people will be unable to attend both events.
- Much depends on how long the event will be. If it is one day
or less then it does not make sense to move anywhere from
Dresden, due to the travel cost.
- Translation sprint has been already scheduled to start on
August 15, that is 4 days after Flock. It would be nice to
merge it with L10n FAD and make it non-virtual event. However,
I think we don't want the FAD to be that long: 4 days as a gap
between those events + few more days to include the sprint at
- Poland was mentioned as a suggested location. If this is your
preferred destination then I can help organizing. Usually it
is possible to find accommodation 3-5 times cheaper than in Dresden.
However, if you have another decision it can be any country
in a reasonable distance (Czech Republic is worth considering).
- Note that August 15 is a public holiday in Poland.
- It is likely that I will be unable to attend the FAD (which
I regret) but still I can help organizing.
After a long process and battling with infrastructure for hosting Zanata,
I'm glad to announce that fedora.zanata.org is now running on version
4.4.5. I understand this has been a long delay and would like to apologize for
any inconvenience caused as a result it.
With this new setup, we are now able to provide the latest fixes and
release of Zanata more frequently to Fedora community. We are looking
forward to more collaboration to improve toward localization effort.
Please let me know if you have any questions.