Noriaki Fukuyasu

The Linux Foundation

Noriaki Fukuyasu is the Vice President of Japan Operations for The Linux Foundation. Prior to joining The Linux Foundation, he lead the international business for a Japanese leading linux distributor, Turbolinux, Inc, as Director of International Business. He also served as the CEO of Zend Japan. He has a MA degree in International Relations from Nagoya University, and a BS from Lambuth University.

It takes community and technology to make the document translation work more fun and productive

Developer communities are often reluctant to write documentation because, for many developers, the fun part of community activities is writing codes not documents.
When it comes to the translation of those documents into the local languages, the situation is even worse.
But the translation of the documents into local language is very critical for growing the local developer communities and ecosystems, and eventually, users.
We, non-native English speaker communities, must solve this issue.
In this talk, I would like to share my thoughts on how to make the translation work more fun and productive that many people would become motivated to participate.
It really takes tools (technologies) and working processes (community).

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