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We are a group of people trying to initiate and help Open Source Development in and for Marathi.

join us at #marathiopensource channel at the server irc.freenode.net
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Concept:

Almost all operating systems, softwares and applications have their Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) in English by default. People who don't know English (more than 95%) are not comfortable with it and just because of language barriers, they are kept away from the information useful to their day to day activities.

Transparency is the key issue !

Translating these user interfaces and relative documentation is a big challenge. Those who are keen in creating an excellent blend of Indian languages and computer can certainly play an important role in the mission. People, who would like to interact with computer in their own language they are proud of, would be potential users and also contributors who can give direction to the development process.

We can never deny the role of our "Mother Tongue" in boosting up any country's economy (viz. Japan, China, etc). After all "Knowledge" has no language barriers, why then should people feel ignorant about the information. That's why our Government is carrying out serious efforts in the direction to empower ALL, with the information/knowledge, breaking language barriers where computers are playing pivotal role.

We are working under Free/Libre Open Source Softwares (foss/floss) umbrella based on GNU/Linux platform.

We welcome all language and computer enthusiasts who would like to be contributors as well.

Priti
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What are we planning: Popularization of Localized Open Source Technologies

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  • 436
  • Open Source
  • May 21, 2004
  • English

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