[technology taskforce] TTF proposal to ICANN for FY17 - Fixing the bugs in ICANN’s machine translation tool used for the LACRALO mailing lists
gordontc at look.ca
Fri Jan 22 15:18:49 UTC 2016
Bill and I both support this proposal.
I would only suggest a bit more firm statement about the fact that this
tool is needed by other regions as well - in particular Africa and the
Asia Pacific regions.
On Fri, 2016-01-22 at 08:43 -0400, Dev Anand Teelucksingh wrote:
> Dear All,
> Today is the deadline for budget proposals to be submitted to the
> At-Large Finance and Budget Subcommittee (FBSC).
> One longstanding technology issue is the machine translation used on
> the LACRALO mailing list.
> This has been documented extensively by the TTF at
> Currently, the key issue is that ICANN doesn't have any dedicated
> persons to fix this software tool. There is only one person from ICANN
> IT staff who attempts to work on a new version of the translation tool
> in his spare time, outside of ICANN hours. As this ICANN IT person is
> very busy at ICANN and his volunteer efforts are appreciated, he has
> little to no spare time to work on fixing the outstanding bugs in the
> software. It is clear that a person is critically needed at ICANN with
> a mandate to fixing this software.
> Hence this budget request is for funding to be made available to ICANN
> IT staff for ICANN to hire a programmer to work on ICANN’s new machine
> translation tool and fix the remaining bugs so that the new software
> tool can be installed and ease the communication difficulties faced by
> LACRALO, the At-Large Community and ICANN Staff over the past 6 years.
> Although this proposal was submitted to LACRALO earlier in the week,
> it appears that LACRALO will not be considering any proposals for
> Hence, the TTF will be submitting the attached proposal to the FBSC
> for their review.
> Kind Regards,
> Dev Anand Teelucksingh,
> TTF chair
> ttf mailing list
> ttf at atlarge-lists.icann.org
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