Dear List Members, While GKD was in a focused discussion last month, there was a localization development sprint in Warsaw (20-22 Nov.). Here is the announcement that went out after the meeting, which invites input.
Don Osborn Bisharat.net *********************************************** Announcing the LocalisationDev.org Wiki and Planet Localisation We Heartily Invite Your Participation and Contributions! http://localisationdev.org/ The first Localisation Developers Sprint took place in Warsaw, Poland from 20 to 22 November, 2004. The event brought together a diverse group of leaders and innovators in software and documentation localisation for the NGO sector to share experiences, compare projects and practices, and document the same. The Sprint was organised by Aspiration <http://www.aspirationtech.org> and Tactical Tech Collective <http://www.tacticaltech.org>. The goals of the Localisation Sprint were three-fold: * Individuals working in the localisation field rarely enjoy the opportunity to convene, grow relationships and collaborate on applied projects; the sprint provided a venue for enhancing the social network of localisation practitioners while focusing on concrete outcomes. * Participants mapped out the localisation landscape, from tools to guides to practices; many exciting projects and initiatives are underway around the globe, but few top-down views exists into the range of projects. * Participants laid the foundation and initial groundwork for curricula designed to educate developers, technical intermediaries and funders in the best practices and sustainable processes for localisation in a broad scope of technology and documentation contexts around the globe. The curricula will see their first use at Asia Source in January 2005 <http://tacticaltech.org/asiasource/>, an event bringing together NGO technology activists and intermediaries from Southeast Asia to discuss free and open source software deployment for civil society organisations in the region. All materials generated at the sprint are being published under Creative Commons license to encourage the broadest use, adoption and ongoing enhancement of those resources. We invite anyone interested in these topics to visit <http://localisationdev.org/> to survey the work to this point and to add their own knowledge, experience and comments to the mix. In particular, we invite you to: * View the Wiki at <http://wiki.localisationdev.org/> and add your knowledge. We've attempted to create pages aimed at different localisation audiences (including developers, eRiders, funders, and end users), but there is much to be done in completing and broadening these resources. A Wiki is a system of Web pages which allows easy editing/adding of content simply through your Web browser. * Visit Planet Localisation at <http://planet.localisationdev.org/>, check out the feeds and let us know of blogs we should be aggregating. A Planet is a Web page that includes the most recent entries of the blogs - online diaries - of people with a common interest (here, it's Localisation). * Join the loc-dev mailing list and participate in discussions about creating software that's adaptable for a broader range of locales. To join, send email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] or go to subscription page at http://lists.tacticaltech.org/mailman/listinfo/loc-dev We invite you to please forward this announcement to any appropriate lists, organisations and individuals. Thank you! The LocalisationDev Organisers Aspiration <http://www.aspirationtech.org> Tactical Tech Collective <http://www.tacticaltech.org> ------------ ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.edc.org/GLG/gkd/>