French GNOME team coordinator
Stéphane RAIMBAULT <stephane.raimbault <at> gmail.com>
2006-12-20 22:05:30 GMT
To whom it may concern,
I am a candidate for the new French GNOME team coordinator position.
For some years, I have been working on the French GNOME translation,
with contributions such as Totem, Rhythmbox, Evolution, Eog, Banshee
and some other related projects SportsTracker, Serpentine, etc. In
professional context, I am software engineer and architect in the
defence and energy domains activity. I have a good knowledge of GTK+
API, GNU/Linux platform and real time OS.
This year, despite the opposition of RedFox and thanks to the energy
of the French translation team, we have managed to write high quality
documentation on the wiki and to launch Vertimus. Today, I am
responsible for the maintenance of Vertimus.
The prolonged absence of RedFox was beneficial and promoted a lot of
positive work which I now hope to recreate.
I strongly agree with the ideas put forward by Benoit Dejean, to quote
him (my comments are in brackets):
- I would make GnomeFr more open [it's an OpenSource project, isn't it ?].
- I would bring together a small team of 2 or 3 contributors to avoid
bottlenecks [with CVS account, like Christophe Bliard with GNOME documentation].
We currently have 5 proof-readers which is not enough. Many modules have
a dedicated maintainer (often needed because the software is very
specific, like ekiga). I would try to bring together all these people
and set them as proof-readers.