Some brazilian bits in GNOME

I remember a couple years ago the brazilian presence within the GNOME community was quite small. On the code development front, there were only Guilherme and me. The brazilian l10n team was lacking new contributors and the heavy translation work used to be concentrated among just a few people.

Today, ~2 years later, we have many more brazilians hacking on GNOME. Here are the new heroes:

  • Carlos Eduardo Rodrigues Diogenes: co-maintaining gnome-mag;
  • Bruno Boaventura: bugsquad member, hacking on metacity and helping EOG;
  • John Wendell: hacking on vino;

On the l10n front, our team has some good news too. The brazilian l10n Ubuntu team is joining efforts with us. Now they will contribute translations directly to upstream (GNOME) and then import their work with Rosetta in Ubuntu. Because of this, the GNOME brazilian l10n team received new contributors. I’m sure this will have a direct (positive) impact on the quality of the brazilian portuguese translation of GNOME 2.18. Special thanks to:

  • Og Maciel, for the great effort to integrate the Ubuntu and GNOME teams;
  • Leonardo Fontenelle, for the great effort to make the brazilian portuguese translation rock.

I’m sure I’ll be bringing more good brazilian news for GNOME from now on! Go Go Go Brazil! :-)

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