[Imc-wales] [Fwd: Re: [Imc-uk-process] Moving things along: cymru-imc-wales]
vg at genny.force9.co.uk
Mon Apr 30 18:04:58 UTC 2007
Mr Demeanour's response and my reply (via process list) below...
Mr. Demeanour wrote:
> Genny wrote:
>> Re. your suggestion (and generous offer) to pay someone to translate
>> the editorial guidelines etc., Mair, I'm not sure how I feel about
>> that and how it fits in with the indymedia ethos. As far as I'm
>> aware, everyone in indymedia gives their labour for free, whatever
>> skills they have and whatever tasks they take on.
> [NOTE: I trimmed the imc-wales list because I'm not subscribed to it,
> and I don't like posting to threads I can't participate in. If someone
> wants to quote me, or re-post, feel free.]
> I think it's no more inappropriate for a collective to pay for a service
> than to pay for server hosting, for example; if you can't get it for
> free, there isn't much choice.
> But I think it's odd to be launching a bilingual site with an editorial
> team that has no adequate translating talent onboard.
> Can no activist be found who speaks welsh? If not, that might be saying
> something about the inclusiveness of the project.
> Can no activist be found who speaks welsh? If not, that might be
saying something about the inclusiveness of the project.
It's more a case of activists with time to spare...
but yes, that's why I think we need to get out there and find more people.
Having people who speak Welsh does not necessarily mean they are
confident (even if Welsh is their first language) translating written
PS will copy to wales list. If you want to post to that list, I think
the post will just be held until moderated.
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