L10N migration to transifex.net
r.landmann at redhat.com
Mon Feb 21 03:33:01 UTC 2011
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! :)
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