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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] wiki: bad top-down localization approach
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 20:38:30
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] wiki: bad top-down localization approach by Maciej Mrozowski
1 On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Maciej Mrozowski <reavertm@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > Actually, I don't see the point in having Gentoo Wiki pages in other languages
3 > but English at all. Why? Quality of those will vary greatly.
4 > I think such localized versions should be permitted only if they are 'literal'
5 > translation of English version and if we keep all language versions in sync,
6 > but we cannot really ensure this.
8 Well, it is certainly possible to do, but whether we want to do it is
9 something else.
11 If this is to be an "official" wiki then pages should have maintainers
12 to keep an eye on them, much as packages do. That doesn't mean
13 closing off public access - just have somebody keeping an eye on
14 things. I'm fine with that even being a non-dev role, but it should
15 be somebody who actually is active.
17 If that model exists I see no reason we can't do it with other
18 languages - just ensure all pages have a maintainer, and charge them
19 with keeping the pages equivalent to the English page (within reason).
20 You can always audit things and rely on complaints to determine how
21 things are going.
23 If a maintainer drops the ball you handle it the same way a s a
24 package - maintainer-needed and pruning.
26 I think we need to do most of this stuff even if we're English-only -
27 I think the only difference with adding other languages is that it
28 isn't as obvious to everybody if some page is full of obscenities or
29 whatever...
31 Rich


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Re: [gentoo-project] wiki: bad top-down localization approach David Valentim Dias <dvdscripter@×××××.com>