On 02/17/2011 12:43 AM, Zach Oglesby wrote:
Over the last few days it has been decided that we are going to move
all of Fedora's translation efforts away from a self hosted solution
and on to transifex.net
This decision has greatly saddened and disappointed me. With all respect
to Dmitris and his team, to me, it seems like Fedora is giving up a key
part of our infrastructure and our independence.
Therefore, I have obtained permission from my manager to put time and
resources into packaging Transifex 1.1 for fedoraproject.org
. I have
also had the time and skills of two Red Hat sysadmins allocated to get
Fedora's own instance of Transifex upgraded and migrated ASAP.
I believe that if the Fedora Localization Project is open to the idea,
we could have an up-to-date and fully functional local instance of
Transifex 1.1 available within a week.
Does this seem acceptable?
I also want to take this opportunity to thank Dmitris for his extremely
generous offer to host this massive project on behalf of Fedora.
However, apart from the reasons I gave earlier, I also can't help but
feel that this direction would be grossly unfair on Dmitris and his
business. Indifex is, after all, a commercial venture, and server
resources and bandwidth aren't free of charge -- especially on the scale
contemplated for Fedora. Just before I came to work for Red Hat, I owned
a small IT business myself, and know that every penny counts! :)