migration may lead to loss of our copyright headers

Mike Hideo mhideo at
Sun Feb 27 22:14:08 UTC 2011

On 02/26/2011 09:44 AM, Domingo Becker wrote:
> 2011/2/25 Michael Hideo-Smith<mhideo at>:
>> Can a technical person with lovelock checked out grep through po files in all the langs in all the packages and assess how many people and how far back in time this change will impact? that should give us some scope and make a call whether it is convention or procedure.

My apologies, Domingo. I did not adhere to protocol.

I posit that the removal en-mass of copyright notices with translator 
dates and names, on the po files, will have an impact on the community. 
I posit this as an experienced stakeholder of this project since my 
involvement in 2002.

Therefore, I request a motion to the Fedora Localization Steering 
Committee that it undertake an assessment of the number of translators 
affected by this change and the breadth of alteration of history.

I gently remind the steering committee that one of the roles of 
governance is the verification of performance over time.

What is the chair's counsel?

- Mike

> No need to go back in time, so no impact.
> If we agree with the procedure to use, let's do it from now on for all
> the software and docs available for translation.
> I may call by mail all Spanish translators who have ever worked before
> and tell them "hey, listen, we are improving things, now we can
> acknowledge your work. Come back to our team, continue contributing
> translations and add your name here in that string." Of course, a
> minimum amount of translation work would be needed to add a name.
> k.r.
> Domingo Becker (es)

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