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Translator Invitation Process
The CouchDB translation team exists of committers and non-committers. This document describes how to invite a non-committer. Attracting new translators can be made through various ways. Basically, the translators should show their interest of joining the team through the email@example.com mailing-list. Unless there is a very good reason, nothing speaks against inviting her. Here are the steps needed to let a new translator join the team. Lets say Penny Morgan wants to join the team and translate to Spanish.
Invitation, Confirmation, Announcement
Penny shows her interest to join the translation team via firstname.lastname@example.org
wait for her response and check if the three questions are answered.
Penny replied to the invitation
Assuming Penny answered the three questions (especially stating the Apache 2 license with yes)
check her username. It should start with a letter and should be readable. The best way is to use the first and lastname like pennymorgan
make sure, that the username is not an ASF username already taken: http://people.apache.org/committer-index.html
create an account with her username at https://translate.apache.org/admin/users.html (you need to have the rights for that)
set the following permissions under https://translate.apache.org/es/CouchDB/admin_permissions.html
- Can download archives of translation projects
- Can review translations
- Can make a suggestion for a translation
- Can submit a translation
- Can view a translation project
send her the email confirm_translator.txt
send the same email cc: email@example.com
Announce Penny on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing-list
Now everything is set up and you should announce Penny as a new translator to the team.