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On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 7:19 PM, BRM <> wrote:
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From: Drew Jensen <>
On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 16:57 +0200, Gianluca Turconi wrote:
Il 20/10/2010  16.36, Mike Dupont ha scritto:
1. what will it cost if you have to  rewrite the authors code and all
derived works.
2.  what if you just remove the code

Contributions are not only  code. There are a lot of intangibles.

Marketing, lobbying and  advocating work are some examples.

Please let us not expand what defines  contribution.

Lobbying should not IMO garner  admittance.

Advocating should not.

You can define contribution as documents or commits to a repository or
wiki, or recruiting of new members to a team, you can define karma
like ubuntu lauchpad does.

I have done alot of advocating and promoting of OOO in Kosovo, trying
to find translators and also aquiring the source code of the 2.0
translation. We are also looking for funding of further translations.
I have also spent money and time on events and meetings. I have
recruited members and help build the community.

The biggest problem that I see for OOO is it is very hard to get
started, people need to be more skilled than on other projects.
It also took us months to get the pootle activated, and when it was,
alot of the interest was gone.

Right now we are looking at the huge task of translation from version
2, and I have to say, it is just too big, we need a smaller set of
strings and an easier way to get members to contribute.

To  be honest, a facebook app would be the best way to get people to
contribute, because 99% of the computer literate Albanian speakers are
on facebook and if they got some positive feedback for translation
they would do more.

Even if we had some money for translation, we could hire people at
about 2-3 euro cents per word for the translation.


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