Monday, August 28, 2006

News from Georgian Native Lang Project


Tbilisi, Georgia - August 20, 2006

Blue sea, sun, ancient Colchian nature, Georgian wine and celebration
spirit. What else would one need from a place to organize a
localization summercamp?

In August 2006 eRiders Georgia in cooperation with
Georgian Native-Lang project selected a group of volunteer community
members from open source, linguists and IT-experts and organized Georgian Localization Summercamp at Chakvi, a popular
Black Sea resort in Georgia.

The aim of the project was to localize user inteface
and user assistance messages to Georgian language, as well as increase
community interest and public awareness of and other
FLOSS products.

During 6 days the group of 30 participants and organizers localized
the whole user interface and majority of user assistance messages.

The QA will be accomplished with cooperation of
Georgian NL project and Deer Leap Foundation, a school computerization
programme by Georgian Ministry of Education and Science.

As a result, will be distributed to all Georgian
schools, where all students will get a chance to get used to FLOSS
products from the first beginning of their study.

The forthcoming changes in Georgian intellectual property law should
reduce piracy rate within Governmental, corporate and private users
and will eventually increase the demand on FLOSS products.

About Georgian Native-Lang - Georgian Native-Lang project is dedicated to promoting
and providing localization, distribution and migration support of throughout Georgia and Georgian-speaking community.
Georgian NL also provides free technical support to Georgian users. Email contact: aietkolkhi AT

About eRiders Georgia -

eRiders Georgia, along with ICT consulting and FLOSS promotion,
strives to introduce internet to Georgan regions by using wireless
technologies. eRiders Georgia is also involved in Georgan
localization of open source products. Email contact: eriders AT

by Aiet Kolkhi, KA project lead.