[Translators-l] Der Mundo, a new crowd translation tool for the web, looking for beta testers

James Alexander jalexander at wikimedia.org
Sun Feb 27 04:23:51 UTC 2011

On 2/26/2011 10:41 PM, Osama Khalid wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 06:52:07PM -0500, James Alexander wrote:
>> It would be great to have it linked to Wikipedia in some way if that
>> worked out but I think linking it to Facebook is a good thing
>> actually. Efforts to lightly connect with popular social media sites
>> like that can help drive the knowledge,understanding and use of
>> great projects like this and open source/free knowledge in general.
> I think using Facebook to attract more people to the free world is a
> healthy use, but to *require* using Facebook, within the borders of
> the free world, is a fundamentally different thing.
> That's not to say that the idea behind this translation platform is
> something I'd personally not like, or want to use. It's the opposite
> that led me to post here.
> --Osama Khalid

Ahhh ok. For some reason when I looked at it I didn't realize it was the 
only option at the moment and I'd agree with that.  My apologizes :) 
There is a statement about offering other log in options soon so 
hopefully we can get others (such as openid etc perhaps)


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