Erik Moeller, 21/02/2014 23:37:
Thanks for the forward, Erik. i18n, lo scopriremo solo vivendo.
Thanks Siebrand for the years spent at WMF never hiding the dust under
the carpet, and in general for your tireless championing of i18n and
tireless push for progress in all things MediaWiki.
I wish that you'll be doing the stuff which now interests you the most
and that, being relieved from WMF stress/responsibilities, you'll be
left some spare time by your other clients to again find some fun in
your usual role of building a brighter future for translatewiki.net
whose core team has been absorbed by orthogonal efforts in 2011-13.
After some internal conversations, we've implemented the following
changes on the Language Engineering team:
- Amir Aharoni is currently the Acting Product Manager;
- Runa Bhattacharjee is the ScrumMaster.
Siebrand Mazeland is no longer part of the Wikimedia Language
Engineering team. We're maintaining a part-time contract relationship
with Siebrand to support MediaWiki developers with i18n/l10n-related
questions, to provide continuous review of MediaWiki changes from an
i18n/l10n perspective, and to support translatewiki.net
which intersect with Wikimedia Foundation priorities and ongoing
I want to thank Siebrand for serving as the team's Product Manager
since July 2011, and for continuing to partner with us on i18n/l10n
issues and on translatewiki.net
, which is an essential part of the
Wikimedia localization process.