Thursday, July 10, 2014

Re: Transifex has become proprietary


I believe we can do some tests with the Zanata in order to validate the tool and look for little impact as possible. I came in with my account at FAS and I realized the error quoted here on the list, after adopting my FAS been redirected to this address:

I solved this problem by returning to the starting address:, then I believe that we need to adjust this issue to continue the tests.
After move a project, for example ( for the Zanata, creating a Group Fedora and placing this first project within this group, it would be interesting to have the same hierarchy already used in Transifex: Coordinators, reviewers and translators, this process seems to be good to avoid errors. Can you help us with these steps?



On Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Marcel Ribeiro Dantas <> wrote:
As Marcelo just stated, we have had our struggles with Transifex. A while ago, we came up as the coordinators of the localization team in Brazil, having a wider understanding of what Transifex meant from above. It is really sad that we depend on it, for it is non-free software, but being really honest, there isn't any tool even close to it with regard to efficiency. It's by far the best collaborative translation tool in the world, and for that I have no doubt. In years of translating free sotware, I haven't had the opportunity to meet any other tool as good as Transifex is currently. However, in my humble opinion, freedom comes first, not convenience. So I'm really happy that we're discussing to switch to another tool, based on the fact that Transifex is not free software. It's important to mention we have used Zanata in the past and we still use it. It doesn't have the friendly interface of Transifex, but I don't really see a problem with Zanata.

Maybe the next step regarding freedom could be switching to a free kernel :-) It gives me hope.

Have a nice day.

Marcel Ribeiro Dantas,
Biomedical Engineering Researcher at LAIS
Laboratory for Technological Innovation in Healthcare (LAIS-HUOL)
Free Software Advocate - "An idea is only knowledge, when shared."

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