[PLUG] [lugj] NIC India == .Net Implementation Center : Fight Back

Koustubh Sinkar ksinkar at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 05:15:41 PDT 2011


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>   1. FUEL Newsletter Y2011Q1 # / issue 1 (Rajesh Ranjan)
>   2. Fwd: [lugj] NIC India == .Net Implementation Center : Fight
>      Back (nmudgal)
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> From: Rajesh Ranjan <rajeshkajha at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [PLUG] FUEL Newsletter Y2011Q1 # / issue 1
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>      Content - Collaboration - Consistency
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>      Y2011Q1 # / issue 1
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>      More than
> two years on! 11 languages? are with FUEL. Till now, FUEL had
> already organised 8 languages workshops
> for evaluating terminology. Released the beta of?
> 'Computer Translation Style and Convention Guide for Hindi.' A lot more to
> do. Initiated by Red Hat, the project got
> supports and contributions from several languages communities and
> various organizations like CDAC GIST, Indlinux, Sarai, CDAC
> Chennai, Acharya Nagarjuna University, A. N. Sinha Institute of Socail
> Studies, Maithili Academy, Gujarati Lexicon, Infineon Infotech,
> NRCFOSS, SICSR, Gnunify, Sahit Academy, PLUG, SMC, to name a few.?
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>        FUEL Welcomes Urdu, which is not
> merely a 'Jaban' but one 'Mukkamal Tahjib'
> as well.
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> The Urdu Community involved in the localization of Urdu has decided to
> go with FUEL. For more details about Urdu @ FUEL please visit FUEL Urdu
> page.
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>      Tukaram
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> Words are the only jewels I possess,
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>      Words are the only clothes I wear,
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>      Words are the only food that sustains
> my life,
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>      Words are the only wealth I
> distribute among people.
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> ? ? ? ????? *Translated by Dilip
> Chitre
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>      Contribute to FUEL:
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>      We are continuously putting efforts to create
> linguistics resources required for the localization. We need more and
> more languages to join this effort and so your help is needed:
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>      ? Add you language to FUEL - FUEL is very eager
> to help all type of
> language irrespective of their market potential to conduct workshop and
> meet to create and evaluate FUEL list. So please join our
> effort and make the first strong step towards creating a standardised
> language desktop.
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>      ? Cross platform Database - Different
> translation tools on different
> platforms have different ways of dealing with data provided to them. So
> need is to create one database that can be used by major
> available tools.
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>      ? In open content field and particularly for
> Indian Languages there are lack of Style Guide. So we are now moving in
> that direction as well to help community to create style guide as well.
> So please come forward and create one style guide for your language.
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>      LATEST
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>      Of late, FUEL project has
> organised
> Malayalam and Punjabi language workshop in
> Kerala and Punjab respectively. Thanks to Punjabi and Malayalam
> Community for organising workshops. FUEL thanks
> to Swathantra Malayalam Computing
> and Satluj Open Source Project. In this year itself, FUEL released the
> beta of Computer
> Translation
> Style
> and Convention Guide for Hindi. In Oct 2010, we
> have conducted FUEL Meet for Telugu successfully at Nagarjuana
> University.
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>      FUEL: Use
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>      Our aim is to ensure the use of FUEL
> terminologies and for this, we are working hard. Though we feel that
> already localised language have little difficulty in implementing the
> list in one go due to lot of rework, so there we are trying to push the
> change in phase wise. For
> this, we are contacting localizers and organizations involved. By
> default for
> some languages, FUEL is the primary glossary in Pootle and so being
> used where Pootle works. For example, Libreoffice translation.
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>      Virtaal
> is a graphical translation tool. It is meant to be easy to use and
> powerful at the same time. The Virtaal is using FUEL terminology for
> Indian languages. Thanks to the Virtaal Guys for creating such a good
> translation tool.
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>      Future
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> We are working to have more workshops for few languages in near future.
> Chhatisgadi and Kannada communities are working on the plan. We are in
> the process to
> arrange one meet for reviewing Hindi Style Guide as well.Languages are
> archive of our culture and it would be better if we can start making
> our language digitally strong enough. Particularly, open source lack
> much in terms of terminology management and we would be happy if we can
> get contribution towards where use of the FUEL can be increased. So
> please come forward to create something so...!
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>      FUEL @ Press
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> ? Move to standardise Malayalam terms in computer programs
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>       ? FUEL Punjabi Meet
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>      ? FUEL:
> An initiative in language standardization via collaboration
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>      ? Going regional
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>      FUEL @ Blogs
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> ? A
> look
> into
> FUEL
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>       ? Frequently Used Entries for Localization
> (FUEL)
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>      ? ????? ??? ?? ???? ??? ?? ???? '????? ?????? ??????
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>      ? ???????????
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>       ? FUEL Gujarati Workshop collaborated with Red Hat
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>      ???
> For
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> press
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> blogs
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>      ? FUEL Project
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> Email:? fuel-discuss at lists.fedorahosted.org
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:51:23 +0530
> From: nmudgal <techno.x007 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [PLUG] Fwd: [lugj] NIC India == .Net Implementation Center :
>        Fight   Back
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: vikash singh <vikashsinghcse at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM
> Subject: [lugj] NIC India == .Net Implementation Center : Fight Back
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> It seems the proverb "*Elephant's Chewing Teeth are different from
> Exhibiting Teeth*" rightly matches as the situation of NIC
>
> It seems *NIC is actually .Net Implementation Center.* All the NIC sites
> are
> made in .net
> (except our national site i.e. india.gov.in and few of its sub sites which
> I
> am really proud of as they have followed Web Standards)
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> I just came across .net based Ministry of Rural Development Portal
> http://ruraldiksha.nic.in/main.aspx that is supposed to provide DIKSHA to
> rural areas (through PAID RESTRICTED SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT)
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> So one thing for sure that either there are no hard and fast standard
> defined for what platform to use (or may be not followed even when defined)
>
> What can be the reason:
> *1. There is unawareness about FOSS
> 2. The Tender System where the tender document os not specific and strict
> on
> selection of FOSS
> 3. FOSS communities do not care about such tenders and let it go to
> proprietary supporters
> *
> Now the point is why is popularity of such proprietary tools increased when
> FOSS alternatives exist:
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> 1. Proprietary Companies see to it that they reach every organization for
> demonstration and also provide evaluation packages to them. Some also
> provide those software for free.
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> 2. On other hand FOSS supporters, crib that they are doing some sort of Non
> Profit work and they cant go at that extent to conduct such FREE Demos for
> FREE Software
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> 3. When the proprietary companies get the project and some (small civilian)
> Foss supporter report it to FOSS community, *he/she is humiliated and told
> that it is a way of business* and we cannot do anything about it due to
> lack
> of alternatives (even when there are many)
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> 4. This means that FOSS Community is just for playing Mail-Mail game OR
> part-time mailing list fun.
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> 5. Due to this attitude, people crib saying that FOSS community doesn't
> provide morale support, and proprietary companies even when they charge
> provide support
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> *FOSS communities of India should standup and work together !! We at Delhi
> Going to organize a peaceful protest against "Software Corruption" *
> *
> Software Corruption Or Software Ghotala is a name given to process where a
> Government do not choose Must better Free Software/Open-Source Software and
> waste tax payer's money for purchasing some proprietary software again and
> again.*
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In what world are you living dude?

The root cause is not aggressive marketing but kickbacks.

How is FOSS supposed to give kickbacks?

Koustubh Sinkar


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