Mozilla l10n team

structure revamp and ownership sharing proposal for l10n teams
[case study : hi_IN]

                                                                              — Rajesh Ranjan
                                                                                                       www.rajeshranjan.in                                           
                                                                       @kajha

things changed






  • Rapid Release Cycle
  • Work load increased
  • Products added eg. Fennec, FirefoxOS
  • No of contributors increased
  • ReMo is added in community structure

 


SO WE 

SHOULD CHANGE






We should change



  • the  tool on which we translate Mozilla  Products
  • the process we adopt typically translating mozilla
  • the structure of the existing teams org
  • the reps-localizers relationship in respective language community
  • the way we engage currently the contributors


Change the tool


Change the tool and adopt a way that can be helpful to enhance collaboration and contributions
                              


CHANGE THE process


in rapid release cycle old method won't work
be more responsible being a coordinator
team should have a ready backup of coordinator and contributors
use standardized linguistic resources to  build error free l10n




CHANGE THE Structure


restructure the team
appreciate volunteer contributions
just not only share works share the ownership also
dedicated responsibility like translator/editor/proofreader for individual products to make a great localized product



CHANGE THE reps-localizers relation


recently reps came into picture

there are +/- of all the things

a gap seems to appear between reps-n-localizers

harmony between the two is mandatory for benefit of mozilla




What hindi team is Doing


moved on pootle
increased contributors base
decentralizing  and sharing the ownership
work with fuel project to create linguistic resources needed for l10n
a community meet is announced



Questions


Thanks!

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