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Ceata becomes the Romanian translation team of

Item posted by Tiberiu C. Turbureanu <tct> on Tue 17 Dec 2013 08:34:11 AM UTC.

For translating pages in a language, a translation leader is expected to work with the existent team or build a new one. When the team doesn't exist or it's been inactive for several years and the attempts to revive it fail, then (s)he would have to build a new team.

Fortunately, there are few cases when a national organization with a commitment to free software already exist and it's involved with translations in their country's official language too. Then it makes sense to work within the national organization and translate

Romanian is such a fortunate language to have a national organization in Romania and Moldova which is both committed to Free Software and to the Romanian language. This is the foundation called Ceata (Fundația Ceata) which has been incorporated in February this year, and has been active as an informal group since June 2008.

This is why Tiberiu C. Turbureanu, coordinator of translations in Romanian and president of Ceata has decided to work with his colleagues on the pages. The first results were good, in one month Ceata's translation team at has translated in Romanian and reviewed all the 6 pages in the directory, 3 of which were marked by the GNU Project as translation priorities.

Following this accomplishment and upon Tiberiu's request, Ceata has been officially recognized as the Romanian translation team of on November 30. This gave Ceata one more reason to celebrate at the event organized next day with the occasion of the Great Union Day, which is the national holiday of Romania.

It was Richard Stallman who has decided to delegate the Romanian translation to Ceata and he has stated:

"I've decided it is ok to entrust translation a national group which I personally know has a principled commitment to free software just like our own. April and Ceata are qualified for this."

At the moment Ceata's translation team is working on building a list of Romanian terms to ensure the consistency of the translation in Romanian.

Romanian users can expect most of the website of the GNU Project to be available in Romanian by the end of 2014. This will probably not include the directory.


Tiberiu C. Turbureanu

President of Fundația Ceata
Romanian translation coordinator of


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