Can I Launchpad Rosetta to translate my website?

Asked by tenzin

I have some translators for my website, and some .pot files for the text on there. I am looking at different web-based systems. It must be simple to use for the translators, keep versions of the text and notify the translators when new text is there to be translated (e.g. when we update the English original texts).

Is Launchpad Rosetta itself a downloadable open-source product (like most of Ubuntu)? Or is it a closed-source website? Can I upload my own .pot files and point my translators at this site? I noticed somewhere that someone took two months to get approval for their project/translation! What are the criteria?

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Kjell Braden (afflux) said :

Launchpad is not open-source. Regardless, you can import any templates you like as soon as you created a project for it. The delay in the approval for the translations is quite normal, posting a question here like "I'm the owner of the website, please approve my translation template" usually speed things up.

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Jeroen T. Vermeulen (jtv) said :

Actually no, it's not that easy.

We offer free use of Launchpad Translations for the translation of free software. That means it has to be free (as-in-speech), and it has to be software. We can make occasional exceptions on top of that, but there have to be good and specific reasons for it.

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