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[tdf-discuss] Re: TDF Statutes -- check over the EN version


Hi Florian,

Le 2012-09-16 05:39, Florian Effenberger a écrit :
Hi,

Marc Paré wrote on 2012-09-16 08:19:
The TDF/LibreOffice global websites use International language as its
international language base. The documents will not be a legal document,
but a translation of a legal document. The TDF is registered in Germany
and the legal documents are in DE.

the documents in their current form have been translated by a lawyer
together with a native speaker. So, from my POV, we should definitely be
very careful in changing words, and involving someone understanding the
German legal system can't harm (I can't volunteer, I desperately lack
time).

Otherwise, I fear, we change the document according to "sounds good",
but screw up the meaning :-)

Florian


Yes, the exercise is not to make the document "sound good", but to fix grammatical/spelling errors in EN, establish a proper form (i.e. title form should be uniform throughout the text) as well as make the document sensible. This, all keeping true to the DE document which supersedes it legally.

"The membership in the board of directors ends after term of office and the appointment of a successor, by death or by resignation, which is permissible at any time." -- this to me, in EN, is nonsensical. the sentence needs to be reformulated to correctly represent the DE version. There are more instances of incorrect use of punctuation that suggest the wrong intent of sentences. There should also be no spellingz errers.

If the small team looking at the document is still not satisfactory, we should wait till we have a member(s) who is/are familiar with the German legal system to help.

A reminder to us that the TDF/LibreOffice make use of international English on its site(s).

Cheers,

Marc

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