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Re: Clarification on SAS-related guidelines needed

From: Kete
Subject: Re: Clarification on SAS-related guidelines needed
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 08:46:14 -0500
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When you search a database for a definition, you're not using software on 
their server except for SQL to make a query and PHP to return the HTML, 
and webpages aren't considered SaaS. http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/who-does-
that-server-really-serve.html I had a problem with online translators, too, 
also seeing them as SaaS, but I never could find software that I could install 
and translate at least one paragraph at a time. The best I could find was 
software that would translate one word at a time. Does anybody use libre 
software that translates at least one paragraph or sentence at a time?

On Thursday February 3, 2011 2:29:40 am Дмитрий Габинский wrote:
> Hi!
> Recently, Eduard Tihenko’s proposal of adding gTranslate to the free
> add-on list was rejected on the grounds of its being a front-end to
> SAS.
> Quite a time ago, Furigana Injector proposed by me was excluded from
> the list on the same grounds.
> Yet, the list includes Define (‘This extension searches the definition
> of the highlighted text in Google.’).
> To me, the three add-ons are the same:
> a) gTranslate lets you select some text, right-click, send to Google
> Translate and see the respective translation;
> b) Furigana Injector lets you select some text, right-click, send it
> to some server and see the respective reading;
> c) Define lets you select some word, right-click, send it to Google
> and see the respective meaning (inter alia, Dictsinfo, also in the
> list, seems to have a similar functionality).
> I guess, there is some subtle difference escaping my mind. Could you,
> please, clarify (preferably, expanding the guidelines on the add-on
> page), why gTranslate and Furigana Injector are ‘bad’, but Define and
> Dictsinfo are ‘good’?
> Best regards,
> Dmitri Gabinski
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