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Re: [GMG-Devel] Replace tarnsifex in mediagoblin?

From: fr33domlover
Subject: Re: [GMG-Devel] Replace tarnsifex in mediagoblin?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:55:27 +0300

On 2014-08-13
Christopher Allan Webber <address@hidden> wrote:
> Heya,
> Sorry about taking so long to reply to this thread.
> Transifex was not originally proprietary when we started to use it... it
> was free software, GPLv2, and python based.  We were also using it at
> Creative Commons when I worked there, and it was well liked.
> still has the old free software
> codebase.  Unfortunately it is no longer maintained, and Transifex went
> proprietary, and we weren't aware... it slipped under my radar.  I
> hadn't realized it until they sent me an email mentioning that they were
> excited to be patenting their Transifex Live system, which lead to a
> "WTF?" moment.  Until that moment, I thought Transifex was still free
> software.
> We'll be moving to something else, but I am a bit overloaded, and weo
> need to get 0.7.0 out the door along with rewards.  After that I'll be
> looking at moving us over.
> Yes, MediaGoblin relying on proprietary software is unacceptable.  We
> didn't realize it was happening because that rug was pulled out of our
> feet while we were still standing on it.
> If someone wants to volunteer to help with the move, we'll probably
> either be moving to WikiTranslate or Pootle.
> Thanks!
>  - Chris

Thank you very much!!! I'm so glad to find a project that cares about it :-)

I suppose further discussion will be happening under the ticket.

-- fr33

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