On 02/21/2011 06:25 AM, Ruediger Landmann wrote:
On 02/21/2011 02:40 PM, Ricky Zhou wrote:
> First, let me say - I'm happy as long as the work gets done to make
> a Transifex instance usable and maintained for translators.
Thanks Ricky :)
> But one question - can you quantify exactly what we lose with switching to
As I see it, you answer your own question further down your post. We
lose control of the instance. Whether or not the Fedora project ever
exercises that control is a different matter.
Some people might see this as a purely theoretical distinction, but it's
a distinction that exists at the very heart of Free software. With the
exception of packages that I'm involved in maintaining, I have very
rarely delved into the code or modified the code of the Free software
that I use every day. However, by choosing Free software, I retain the
ability to do these things if and when I choose to do so.
To me, this situation is analogous, and it's important to me that Fedora
retains this freedom. Freedom means having the power to do something,
not that you necessarily do that thing.
I completely agree with Rudi. An own infrastructure is always better
because it *can* be adjusted for the needs of the project if needed.