[IAEP] Sugar Labs & UN Online Volunteering: Potential source of translators & others?

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 17:51:09 EDT 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Tim McNamara
<paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz> wrote:
> Sugar Labs appears to be eligible to part of the United Nations Online
> Volunteering[1]. There is a pool of about 200,000 registered volunteers, I'm
> not sure how many are software developers - most projects are vanity website
> development. Sugar would be an interesting
> This may be a good way to tap into a wide pool of volunteers, especially
> from outside of USA/Europe, but would incur an administration penalty.
> Perhaps a discussion to be had at SLOBs level, would there be support for
> Sugar Labs to look into joining?

FWIW, I am also looking into a connection with InterAction
(http://www.interaction.org/), which has close working relationship
with the UN.

> Organizations provide volunteer opportunities in the form of discrete
> project briefs. I think this would be best suited to translation tasks, with
> an brief per Activity.
> Regards, Tim.
> [1]
> http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/org/resources/organization_criteria.html
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Walter Bender
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