News from Georgian Native Lang Project
SEA, SUN AND GEORGIAN OPENOFFICE.ORG
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
In August 2006 eRiders Georgia in cooperation with OpenOffice.org
Georgian Native-Lang project selected a group of volunteer community
members from open source, linguists and IT-experts and organized
OpenOffice.org Georgian Localization Summercamp at Chakvi, a popular
Black Sea resort in Georgia.
The aim of the project was to localize OpenOffice.org user inteface
and user assistance messages to Georgian language, as well as increase
community interest and public awareness of OpenOffice.org and other
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 OpenOffice.org
Georgian NL project and Deer Leap Foundation, a school computerization
programme by Georgian Ministry of Education and Science.
As a result, OpenOffice.org 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 - http://ka.openoffice.org
OpenOffice.org Georgian Native-Lang project is dedicated to promoting
and providing localization, distribution and migration support of
OpenOffice.org throughout Georgia and Georgian-speaking community.
Georgian NL also provides free technical support to Georgian
OpenOffice.org users. Email contact: aietkolkhi AT openoffice.org
About eRiders Georgia - http://www.eriders.ge
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.