[technology taskforce] TTF proposal to ICANN for FY17 - Fixing the bugs in ICANN’s machine translation tool used for the LACRALO mailing lists
Kolubahzizi T. Howard
kolubahzizi at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 25 16:11:00 UTC 2016
I support the proposal for budgeting for technical support to fix bugs in the various programs. It makes sense and should be implemented. One question I have is what are the cost estimates?
Kolubahzizi T. Howard
ISOC Liberia Chapter &
Director of Strategy
Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA)
On Friday, January 22, 2016 12:44 PM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com> wrote:
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.
Dev Anand Teelucksingh,
ttf mailing list
ttf at atlarge-lists.icann.org
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