L10N migration to transifex.net

Luc de Louw luc at delouw.ch
Mon Feb 21 08:04:44 UTC 2011


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
>> transifex.net?
>
> 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.

+1

I completely agree with Rudi. An own infrastructure is always better 
because it *can* be adjusted for the needs of the project if needed.

Thanks,

Luc


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