Hi Vedran, all,
On 4 January 2012 22:40, Vedran Ljubovic <vljubo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello list,(thanks for the history, really interesting!)
> I'm writing on behalf of LUG BiH (locally abbreviated as ULK BiH). We
> The fact is that our group is decreasing in active membership andThat kind of rhythm isn't so unusual in projects and online communities...
> weekly meetings are not so regular any more. Our projects mostly went
> out of use, we have shut down Pootle and mailing list server and are
> now shutting down the wiki due to security concerns because noone has
> used those facilities for years. The people that founded this LUG have
> moved on with their lives and other priorities, and noone stood up to
> replace them. Our website and forum stats show that there is an
> increasing number of Linux users, but decreasing number of active LUG
> members. We are open to honest and constructive criticism of our
> actions and suggestions for improvement of this situation.
> There is a growing sentiment among our members that localization isYeah there is sometimes a kind of almost-religious enthusiasm for free
> neither necessary nor useful. A number of people have publicly stated
> that they would gladly contribute in any way *except* localization
> (yes, this includes writing code) because they see localization as the
> lowest form of menial labor for which they expect to be payed. Our
> group is lobbying for government funding of FLOSS localization,
> unfortunately we've only once received a modest support for
> localization of Ubuntu and OpenOffice.org in 2009.
> Also, it must be said that philosophical and, should I say political
software sometimes, which can be a bit alienating for people who have
I talked with Mdupont about this a bit a couple years ago -
The freedom side of software is important too, ... but it might not be
> ===Your English is really fine! I wish I could be so clear in another language...
> All that said, we can provide modest support for this project in the
> form of experience and contacts. Our subgroup in Zenica organized a
> yearly Linux seminar which sadly didn't continue past 2005 (website is
> also down). The hardest part IMO will be finding volunteers for ground
> Sorry for this lenghty post, I hope that you find time to wrestle with
> Best regards and good luck with your efforts,
> Vedran Ljubović
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