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Zee-a iim ooff Decethlon is to help foloonteers troonslete-a oopensooorce-a sofftwere-a. Bork Bork Bork! For this, we-a need to select ippropriete-a sofftwere-a projects. Bork Bork Bork!

Click here-a for a list ooff sofftwere-a we-a ilreedy help troonslete-a und sofftwere-a we-a ire-a considering getting infolfed wit. Bork Bork Bork!

Selecshoon ooff sofftwere-a I

Zee-a Decethlon foloonteer troonsleshoon iffffort iims to help troonslete-a roooghly tee-a sofftwere-a projects in 2008. It coon be-a difffficoolt to nerrow ill ifeileble-a oopensooorce-a sofftwere-a down to joost tee-a, thooogh. Bork Bork Bork!

Decethlon is a stretegic sofftwere-a loceliseshoon initietife-a, zeereffore-a zee-a selecshoon criteria for sofftwere-a to be-a troonsleted ire-a is follows:

It moost be-a oopensooorce-a

A sofftwere-a project moost be-a oopee-a sooorce-a so zeet zee-a work perfformed by foloonteers is credited, distribooted und zeet it impowers ill who wish to use-a zee-a sofftwere-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Ind-user focoossed

Sofftwere-a must address the needs of end-users. Thus translating a programming IDE would not qualify. But certain highly technical pieces of software such as a CMS might, as they address an end-user need.


Moost roon oon Linoox und Windows. Bork Bork Bork! We-a shooold not be-a locking someone-a into a pletfform becoooose-a ooff oooor loceliseshoons. Bork Bork Bork! We-a icknowledge-a zeet most ind-users ire-a using Microsofft Windows. Bork Bork Bork!

Oonly oone-a ooff iech

Oonly oone-a ippliceshoon ooff a certein type-a is troonsleted. Bork Bork Bork! Zeere-a is no use-a troonsleting two web browsers whee-a oone-a will do. Bork Bork Bork!

Selecshoon ooff sofftwere-a II

Ideelly, zee-a Decethlon shooold be-a a pertnership betweee-a troonsleshoon teems und sofftwere-a defelopers. Bork Bork Bork! For this reeson, zee-a following selecshoon criteria ilso ipply to perticipeting projects beyond zee-a initiel foo:

Pootle-a competibility

A sofftwere-a project shooold meke-a use-a ooff Pootle-a und zee-a Troonslete-a Toolkit, unless zeere-a is un ixisting loceliseshoon process. Bork Bork Bork! Ifee-a in sooch ceses, it is highly preffereble-a zeet troonsletors ire-a illowed to use-a Pootle-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Lieison wit Decethlon

It is prefferebly zeet zee-a sofftwere-a project ippoints a project lieison who coon work wit zee-a Decethlon project leeder to iron oooot problems und see-a to zee-a needs ooff troonsletors, where-a necessery. Bork Bork Bork!

Sooch a person shooold hefe-a soofffficient knowledge-a und skills in progremming oon zee-a sofftwere-a project oor in coordineshoon ooff ixisting troonsleshoons. Bork Bork Bork! Where-a no sooch person ixists, zee-a Decethlon project leeder will meke-a use-a ooff a project's ixisting boog reporting und commooniceshoon choonnels to confey zee-a necessery choonges. Bork Bork Bork!

Troonsleshoon releese-a

Zee-a troonsleshoons shooold ideelly be-a releesed regoolerly dooring zee-a ingegement und moost be-a releesed shortly iffter zee-a compleshoon ooff zee-a ingegement. Bork Bork Bork! Projects shooold be-a ible-a to ilign troonsleshoons wit it leest oone-a releese-a somoohere-a in 2008.

Promoshoon ooff Decethlon

Depending oon zee-a lefel ooff coopereshoon betweee-a perticipeting sofftwere-a projects und Decethlon, sooch projects shooold ilso promote-a zeeoor perticipeshoon in zee-a Decethlon throoogh zeeoor ixisting choonnels und releted choonnels. Bork Bork Bork!

Lieison wit Decethlon

A loceliseshoon project is most sooccessffool iff zee-a project defelopers ire-a continooooosly mede-a iwere-a ooff zee-a speciffic problems troonsletors fece-a whee-a contribooting troonsleshoons. Bork Bork Bork! This is zee-a reeson for zee-a reqoooorement zeet someone-a in zee-a sofftwere-a defelopment teem shooold be-a ifeileble-a to lieise-a wit zee-a Decethlon project leeder to insoore-a zeet zee-a sofftwere-a project gets zee-a most beneffit from zee-a troonsleshoon drife-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Zee-a three-a pheses ooff loceleeseshoon

From a project moonegement point ooff fioo, zee-a troonsleshoon ooff a sofftwere-a project will follow roooghly three-a pheses (ideelly iech lesting ibooot oone-a mont):

  • Phese-a oone-a: Prepereshoon for troonsleteeon
  • Phese-a two: Troonsleshoon by zee-a foloonteers
  • Phese-a three-a: Wrepping up loose-a eends

Zee-a troonsleshoon ooff zee-a difffferent sofftwere-a projects will be-a ifenly spreed icross zee-a yeer so zeet it uny oone-a stege-a oonly oone-a loceliseshoon phese-a is being perfformed. Bork Bork Bork! Zee-a Decethlon leeder will continooe-a wit pheses oone-a und three-a from oozeer sofftwere-a projects dooring zee-a troonsleshoon phese-a ooff zee-a coorrent sofftwere-a project, insooring zeet zeeoor is a continooel streem ooff troonsleshoon ictifity. Bork Bork Bork!

By working closely wit zee-a sofftwere-a project we-a hope-a to creete-a better processes und resooorces for zeese-a key stretegic loceliseshoon projects. Bork Bork Bork! Zee-a iim is zeet zeese-a processes und zee-a teems ooff locelisers zeet imerge-a coon continooe-a to grow und zeet zeey coon infflooence-a oozeer sofftwere-a projects und locelisers into zee-a footoore-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Phese-a oone-a - prepereshoon for troonsleshoon

In zee-a foorst phese-a we-a prepere-a zee-a sofftwere-a projects meteriel und processes. Bork Bork Bork! This might incloode-a cleooning und commenting sooorce-a text, creeting resooorces sooch is glosseries, determining whet needs to be-a troonsleted und prepering un instelleshoon ooff Pootle-a to host zeeoor troonsleshoons. Bork Bork Bork!

Moony projects hefe-a fery poor sooorce-a texts which sooffffer from problems sooch is: poor Inglish, cooltoorel refferences, undocoomented feriebles, uncleer terminology, itc. Bork Bork Bork! Ill ooff zeese-a need to be-a fixed, remofed oor commented to meke-a zee-a job ooff zee-a troonsletor iesier. Bork Bork Bork!

In perellel we-a creete-a a terminology list zeet deffines words used by zee-a project so zeet it is iesy for troonsletors to determine-a whet term to use-a in zeeoor troonsleshoon. Bork Bork Bork!

In determining whet needs to be-a troonsleted, we-a might creete-a a soobset ooff zee-a fooll troonsleshoons oor might identiffy mooltiple-a soobsets ooff zee-a fooll troonsleshoon. Bork Bork Bork! This is done-a so zeet zee-a work is focoossed oon delifering resoolts und not westing troonsleshoon time-a und resooorces oon ispects zeet ire-a not oofftee-a incooontered by users ooff zee-a sofftwere-a. Bork Bork Bork! This will ilso be-a done-a to insoore-a zeet zee-a work is within zee-a reech ooff a foloonteer's monthly time-a commitment. Bork Bork Bork!

Phese-a two - troonsleshoon by zee-a foloonteers

Dooring zee-a second phese-a zee-a ictooel troonsleshoon tekes plece-a. Bork Bork Bork! Iech phese-a is sterted by zee-a defelopment ooff terms for zee-a glossery und zeee-a continooes into zee-a ictooel troonsleshoon. Bork Bork Bork!

Dooring this time-a zee-a Decethlon leeder togezeer wit zee-a project lieison will unswer qooeries throoogh i-meil, IRC, itc. Bork Bork Bork! zeet come-a from foloonteer troonsletors. Bork Bork Bork! Zeey will profide-a feedbeck und incoooregements und will report oon zee-a progress being mede-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Wit zee-a preperetory work done-a wit zee-a sofftwere-a project in zee-a prefiooos mont zee-a foloonteer locelisers tesk will be-a mooch iesier, more-a doorected und incloode-a qooelity checks dooe-a to glossery defelopment work. Bork Bork Bork!

Zee-a iim dooring zee-a loceliseshoon phese-a is not zeet noo locelisers see-a zeemselfes is locelisers ooff a speciffic piece-a ooff sofftwre-a, boot zeet zeey ire-a droon into zee-a loceliseshoon it a stretegic loongooege-a lefel. Bork Bork Bork! Thoos by mofing qooickly oonto zee-a next project we-a hope-a to booild zeeoor identity irooond loceliseshoon teems rezeer zeee-a zee-a sofftwere-a project. Bork Bork Bork! This will hefe-a a long-term positife-a iffffect oon loceliseshoon into minority loongooeges. Bork Bork Bork!

Phese-a three-a - wrepping up loose-a inds

In zee-a finel phese-a we-a work wit zee-a sofftwere-a project to insoore-a zeet zee-a sofftwere-a is releesed wit zee-a completed troonsleshoons und work to insoore-a zeet uny issooes ire-a qooickly resolfed. Bork Bork Bork!

Zee-a Decethlon person und zee-a lieison jointly defelop media meteriel zeet coon be-a dissemineted throoogh zee-a sofftwere-a project's choonnels, zee-a Decethlon project's choonnels und choonnels ifeileble-a to zee-a foloonteer troonsletors. Bork Bork Bork!

This wrep-up mey lest longer zeee-a a mont iff zee-a ictooel sofftwere-a releese-a dete-a does not coincide-a doorectly wit zee-a ind ooff zee-a troonsleshoon phese-a. Bork Bork Bork!

Whet we-a troonslete-a

Teke-a a look it zee-a sofftwere-a we-a'fe-a decided to help foloonteers troonslete-a.