Please approve Launchpad Japanese Translators (lp-l10n-ja)

Asked by Nobuto Murata on 2010-11-12

We, Ubuntu Japanese LoCo team, have prepared Launchpad Japanese Translators team.

This team has:
  - moderated subscription
  - explanation of how to join the team
  - mailing list
  - translation guidelines
  - coordinator, Ubuntu Japanese LoCo team who is well experienced as running Ubuntu Japanese Translators team.

Please approve the team as Japanese(ja) translation team.

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David Planella (dpm) said : #1

Hi Nobuto,

Thanks a lot for creating the Japanese Launchpad Translators team.

We'll be happy to appoint it, but before that, could you please look into the following points:

* [Optional] I would recommend you to have the welcome text on the team's page in Japanese, as the page is targetted at new Japanese translators
* Please change the ownership of the team to a person you choose as the translation team coordinator, instead of the whole Japanese team ( In translations teams we've got the figure of a translation coordinator, who takes care of managing the team and acting as a single point of contact, similarly to what we do in LoCo teams.
* On the team's page you are saying: "You can join this team by being a member of Ubuntu Japanese Translators". Please consider changing this policy. The idea of a Launchpad translation team is to separate the translation of Ubuntu-related software from other software in Launchpad. If you ask team members to join the Ubuntu team, there is no point in having a separate team. There might be people interested in translating only non-Ubuntu applications, so they should be able to join the lp-l10n-ja team instead of the ubuntu-l10n-ja team.

Once you've taken care of these, we'll take care of appointing the team


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Needs information' state without activity for the last 15 days.

David Planella (dpm) said : #3

Hi Nobuto,

We haven't heard back from you in a while. Have you had the chance to look at the points in the last comment?

Once you've addressed them, we'll be more than happy to appoint the Japanese team in the Launchpad Translators group.


Nobuto Murata (nobuto) said : #4

Hi David,

We have decided who will be the owner of the team, but not reflected on the page, sorry. Now, we are discussing "how to join the team". Maybe it will take a couple of weeks.

Once we decide all and reflect on the page, I will touch you soon.

Thank you for your patience.

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) said : #5

We have improved team's info on

Now the text means,
Welcome to the Launchpad Japanese Translators' page.
This is the Japanese part of Launchpad Translators[1].

Although you can propose translations without membership, only team members can commit it.
To become a member of this team, some quantity of proposals of translations are required. Once you do that, please click "Join the team".
The owner of this team checks that your proposals follow our guideline[2], then admits you as a member.

Also welcome other translators' teams which set Moderated or Restricted subscriptions and have coequal guidelines as ours.
To become a member by a team, please send information of your team and the team's guideline to our mailing list.

If you have any questions, please ask on our mailing list[3].

[3] lp-l10n-ja AT SPAMFREE

What do you think of this?

Shushi Kurose (kuromabo) said : #6

Hi David,

My name is Shushi Kurose.
I'm a new translation team coordinator of Japanese Launchpad Translators team(lp-l10n-ja),
approved by Ubuntu Japanese Team.
I also join in ubuntu-l10n-ja team, and well experienced in translation.

* welcome text modified
  English translation :nobuto mentioned before.

* ownership of the lp-l10n-ja team
  I have ownership of Japanese Launchpad Translators team.

* team policy changed
  Anyone who willing to join lp-l10n-ja team doesn't need to join ubuntu-l10n-ja team.

Could you point out if any problem about these.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #7

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) said : #8

I will try to touch David directly IIRC.

Best David Planella (dpm) said : #9

Thanks Shushi and Nobuto for addressing all the points.

I've now added the Japanese team to the Launchpad Translators group, so you should be able to translate applications hosted in Launchpad straight away.

Shushi: as a team coordinator, please remember to subscribe to the mailing list by joining the Open team.

Happy translating!

Nobuto Murata (nobuto) said : #10

Thanks David Planella, that solved my question.

Shushi Kurose (kuromabo) said : #11

Thanks David for adding to Launchpad Translators group.

I confirmed that I can translate project, open to Launchpad Translators group.
And I've subscribed lauchpad-translators mailing list.

Happy translating!