On Nov 15, 2007 5:40 AM, Antoni Ridzki Andromeda <antoniathlonnt(a)gmail.com>
Hello, my name is Antoni Ridzki Andromeda, I live in Indonesia, an
archipelago country at South East Asia, famous with its beautiful island
Now, I am studying at University of Indonesia. My major is Information
System, in the Faculty of Computer Science. I'm on first semester of total 8
semester. I have been using Linux since I was at Senior High School. My
university also serves as local mirror for Indonesia for any big
distribution such as Fedora, Ubuntu, openSUSE, and some other distros built
by local Indonesian community.
I may not be best in English, as the primary language used in my country
is not English, but most of lectures given at my university presented in
English. So, I know much about technical word commonly used in computing.
My goal in joining Fedora Translation team is to translate software and
documentation to my country's native language, it is Indonesia.
I think I can give good result in this job. I have working in Linux and
through that time I always read resources in English, so I know and
understand what is that mean. I really want to translate software to
Indonesia but in equal meaning. There are already translation in Indonesia,
but not all of them have the same meaning in English. And, the very
important things is the software documentation. It is the key to get
attention of new computer user, since a great deal of Indonesia cannot use
or understand English well, so documentation in Indonesia native language
will be very helpful, plus Microsoft Windows has not been release its
version in Indonesia (at least the documentation) yet. So it is a great
opportunity to conquer computer market in Indonesia.
I do this to support Open Source. I really think that Linux need to
conquer operating sysem market in Indonesia, since computer user in
Indonesia is only 10 millions of 200 millions of Indonesian. So, when a new
computer comes to them pre-installed with Fedora that is in Indonesia
language, they will be familiar to Linux than Windows.
Also, I'm looking forward to do business thing in Linux, like getting
Linux to be pre-installed in built-up computer which is sold in Indonesia.
Antoni Ridzki Andromeda
Antoni Ridzki Andromeda,
Currently student at University of Indonesia,
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