[I18n] project team status update regarding internationalization/translation as July 2019
Ian Y. Choi
ianyrchoi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 23:47:48 UTC 2019
I would like to share current project team status for better visibility
into I18n team members, copying to openstack-discuss and user-committee
1. Translation and team effort status
There are still lots of translation contribution as you see through
The number of translated words is not larger than the previous cycle,
but I estimate that it will be similar or a little bit less than the
previous cycle since I18n usually contributes translations a lot especially
during Soft & Hard StringFreeze periods.
Note that I18n team currently sets higher priority on OpenStack user
survey translation and project document translations.
Such priorities information can be found on Zanata dashboard:
Other progress such as migrating Zanata into other translation platform
seems slow - me and Frank are planning to have a virtual sprint.
2. Shanghai Summit & PTG preparation
: Frank submitted his presentation including me and Hoarce (China team).
Let's wait for final approval on presentation submission.
: There should be PTG at Shanghai - please add your name and detail
thinking to Etherpad mentioned in
I strongly think to more encourage participation since I expect more
participation especially from Chinese translators & contributors.
3. Updating ATC & AUC
: Frank previously submitted extra-ATC for Stein through
https://review.opendev.org/#/c/633398/ , and this time I would like to
submit the stat calculation from 2019-01-26 to 2019-07-25.
: All contributors who had commits on openstack/i18n repository will be
automatically regarded as Active Technical Contributors , and
I18n team would like to nominate all translators who contributed
translations on OpenStack official repositories
(https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/projects/ ) >= 300 words
as extra-ATCs assuming that their Zanata e-mail IDs are registered as
: All translators who contributed >=300 word tranlations to the
following projects will be nominated as Active User Contributors 
assuming that their Zanata e-mail IDs are registered as Foundation
members: "contributor-guide, edge-computing,
leveraging-containers-openstack, openstack-user-survey, operations-guide".
This is new nomination after the decision during Stein PTG with User
Committee: Please see  and  if you would like to follow-up with
I will do this nomination for ATC & AUC as PTL just after July 25,
although the due of extra ATC is Aug 26-30  since I synced with
Foundation that the price of Summit ticket will increase around Aug 7
: processing within the due will be fine, also I set period exactly for
4. Team status
: Although I regularly be online during I18n (+Docs) IRC team meetings,
I couldn't find enough quorum, and I couldn't proceed more deep
conversation with language teams (usually no reply from my e-mails
: Current I18n team core members seem busy but when I communicate with
them, all they are still very supportive to I18n team projects. I really
appreciate their kind help.
: Also, I find that some translators are very active comparing to some
inactive language coordinators. In this case, would it be a good idea to
nominate them as language coordinators? Please share your thoughts.
: However, if such lack of team member conversations keep going, then
I18n team might decide during upcoming PTG to make translation from an
official team status into Special Interest Group .
This would mean that there will be no official PTL election and there
will be no extra-ATC nomination, although I need to more figure out in
details in future.
With many thanks,
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