[IAEP] [SLOBS] MOTION to budget professional services for a Yoruba-Igbo XO build WAS [Re: Yoruba localization contract completed
samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org
Tue Jun 13 07:21:59 EDT 2017
On Jun 13, 2017 1:58 AM, "Laura Vargas" <laura at somosazucar.org> wrote:
It is so sad that you have decided not to second the motion to support an
XO build that includes the Yoruba and Igbo translations.
After US$ 4,000, almost a year that translations were completed, and an
extensive list of voluntary hours invested from many members of the
community, such translations have reached 0 learners! please explain openly.
First, there was a motion. So we can't attend to both. One has to go first.
I second the motion. I have been working on getting the translations to the
learners. But if we are to do this.. we should also focus on Sugar on Stick
I hope this is not the story you plan to share with other communities as it
will make SL community sound like a group of crazy people.
I don't understand this statement, but if it is possible i would like to
work with you to make this possible. We can come up with a better plan to
market this build.
I and walter are already working on workshops in nigeria. So it is okay by
I second the motion.
2017-06-06 15:05 GMT-05:00 Laura Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org>:
> It is nice to hear there is interest in the build directly from Nigeria :D
> I don't think there is any conflict of interest for you to second this
> motion so we can start defining the work to be done.
> Regards and blessings
> laura v
> 2017-06-05 8:40 GMT-05:00 David Ally <david_ally at yahoo.com>:
>> Dear Samson,
>> Yes, I am a Nigerian, I grew up in Lagos and had all my schooling in
>> Lagos, Primary, Secondary, Polytechnic and University in Lagos.
>> I left Lagos in 1993, and now based in Abuja.
>> I have a gmail account dade.ally at gmail.com, we can link up on Hangout.
>> It will be nice to talk about the proposed Sugar in Nigeria.
>> On Saturday, June 3, 2017, 5:33:44 PM GMT+1, Samson Goddy <
>> samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> Are you a Nigerian?
>> Me too, this is going to be my third time coming to lagos. I have been
>> living in Port Harcourt, how did you propose we discuss? i am mostly
>> available via Google Hangout? i and walter are planning workshop around
>> Sugar in Nigeria soon. Maybe you can be of help too then we will talk about
>> other things.
>> On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 5:17 PM, David Ally <david_ally at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am based in Abuja, I hardly come around to Lagos, even though I grew up
>> in Lagos. I plan to visit Lagos State University this month to meet with
>> the President of Linguistic Association of Nigeria, I am not sure if I can
>> plan the trip to coincide with your presence in Lagos, either way let's
>> share some thought on this translation project please.
>> I should be in the US in July for about 3weeks, if there is any important
>> event relating to this I could find time to attend.
>> On Saturday, June 3, 2017, 5:05:44 PM GMT+1, Chris Leonard <
>> cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 10:02 AM, Laura Vargas <laura at somosazucar.org>
>> >> > So, I propose the following Motion:
>> >> >
>> >> > SL will allocate a budget of US$TBD for "professional services"
>> >> > to
>> >> > create a fitable image for Samson's and Ibiam's young XO partners in
>> >> > Africa.
>> >> > SL will make an open call to the mailing list to find one or more
>> >> > professional to do it.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > Hope we can start using SL money to actually outreach Sugar learners!
>> >> >
>> >> The PO files have been committed to the relevant repos and as new
>> >> Activity releases have been made (thanks Quozl for your recent
>> >> Fructose push) they have been made available via ASLO. It is true
>> >> that a build of the core UI strings would be needed, but I thought
>> >> that might come via a new SOAS release.
>> >> Are you proposing a custom build for Nigeria?
>> > Yes.
>> >> If so, I would request that OLPC switch desktop PO file for Igbo be
>> >> completed before such an attempt was made.
>> > I understand there would be technical and academic considerations in
>> > to detail the work to be done. I hope you can guide the execution from
>> > translation's POV.
>> Of course, I would welcome the opportunity to assist.
>> > The objective of the motion is to define if it is worth to rescue all
>> > work and investment (community's time and money) done last year by Sugar
>> > Labs on Samson's and Ibiam's line of work.
>> A funded project for a single-purpose build would not be as valuable
>> as adding a component to it that included improving documentation (and
>> possibly toolchain) of the custom-build process in such a way that it
>> is more easily repeated by others. That way it is an investment in a
>> repeatable process, not a single product. Just a thought.
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> Laura V.
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