This month's subject: Translation Rally
Hello, dear translatewiki.net user.
This is our e-mail newsletter for August 2009. It intends to keep you updated on translatewiki.net's developments, and is also aimed at reminding you to visit http://translatewiki.net at least once every month to update the language(s) you have been contributing to in the past, so that the localisations will stay up to date. Because our shortage of staff time, it has been 6 months since we have sent out our last newsletter. We hope to make it worth your while :)
In the last week of 2008 we had a translation rally. All translators that would contribute more than 500 translations to MediaWiki would share the 1,000 Euro bounty. To our astonishment 35 users managed to reach this milestone.
Sponsored by Stichting Open Progress, with a grant from Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland's "International Projects" fund, we are able to have another translation rally with about the same conditions. The Translation Rally has already started and will run until 18 August 2009 24:00 UTC. See the project page for details.
Niklas Laxström (aka Nikerabbit), founder of translatewiki.net, has entered into the Google Summer of Code 2009 program and has already been making many improvements to the MediaWiki Translate extension. We are very much looking forward to no longer having to open new tabs to edit messages, for example. Translatewiki.net staff remains being most committed to the site's translators.
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