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From: blitz-l-bounces@xxxxxx On Behalf Of Don Osborn
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:06 PM
To: 'paa kwesi imbeah'; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: [Blitz-l] Localization projects in W. Africa
Hi Paa Kwesi, Great initiative. I just put up a page on the wiki at http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/Communities/WestAfricanLocalizationNetwork with the URL and the RSS feed. I’d like to suggest that all such initiatives take advantage of the possibility to link to the wiki for 2 reasons: 1) visibility, and 2) aggregating a larger PanAfrican community of communities.
One other suggestion: unless you really need to have a log-in and password, consider dropping it or allowing some contributions from people who are not logged-in. I see a lot of sites with log-ins that really don’t seem to need them. It can be a barrier to participation (the only reason I set a password for PanAfriL10n.org was because of spambots, but there is no log-in). For instance, Aflat.org dropped its log-in and received more input to its site.
All the best.
From: blitz-l-bounces@xxxxxx On Behalf Of paa kwesi imbeah
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 10:34 AM
Subject: [Blitz-l] Localization projects in W. Africa
Below is a sample of the email we're sending out to the localization groups we are aware of. Please feel free to join the W. African group if you're an organization in W. Africa. Of course, if you were in Marrakech we're aware of you and will add you to the network in due course if you don't add yourself.
Following a pan-African localization workshop held last month (please see http://www.panafril10n.org/wikidoc/pmwiki.php/Marrakech/HomePage ), kasahorow was given the task of finding out about all localization activities going on in West Africa and helping to establish some sort of sub-regional network for better collaboration with other localization projects going on in the rest of the continent. If you happen to know about localization efforts by individuals or organizations in the sub-region, please invite them to join the network here: http://community.kasahorow.com/waln(approve sites) .
In the meantime, I've signed up LAUG as a member of the network.