As a follow-up to my presentations
1) LT-4: Free and Open Source Software for Translators
2) LSP-5: Manage Like a Pro: Translation Management
at the 2008 ATA Conference here is a note on a Free and Open Source Translation Management System:
As I mentioned during my talks there is a new enterprise class Translation Management System (TMS) about to be released under an open source license. If you are interested in this topic and/or software at all I encourage you to attend the GlobalSight Introductory Webinar on Nov. 24th at 4 PM GMT. This will give you a chance to view a demo and participate in a discussion on what is needed to make this open source TMS a success. They would love to get more participation from translators. The best way for you to get involved right now is to sign up on the website (http://www.globalsight.com/participate.html), so you can receive the latest news and updates. A more interactive website with discussion forums, blogs, etc. will be launched in December.
Another key event is the European GlobalSight Community Meeting, held at the LISA Forum Europe in Dublin on Thursday, December 11th starting at 9 AM GMT. Although LISA is helping promote this meeting, participants are not required to register (and pay) for the LISA conference if you want to just attend the meeting.
And lastly, I’m sure you are interested in downloading the application. I’m happy to tell you that the product will be available for download on January 5, 2009.
Thank you for your time.
P.S. I have no affiliation with Welocalize or GlobalSight other than as a supporter of Free and Open Source Software projects.
Great post; thanks for all of your enthusiasm for and information about free and open source tools for translators!
Thanks for the LT-4 presentation. I was glad to see bitext2tmx(B2T) in there (I am an admin and the lead developer on that project). Would have been nice to see OmegaT+ mentioned (the new 1.0.M2 version is still in development, but promises to be much better than previous ones and really start to challenge the quality and features of OmegaT).
I also saw a number of applications that I did not know of, perhaps some of that can be combined with OmegaT+, B2T, and Validator.