Aspiration is delighted to announce Open Translation Tools 2009 (OTT09), to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from 22-24 June, 2009. The event will be followed by an Open Translation â€œBook Sprintâ€ which will produce a first-of-its-kind volume on tools and best practices in the field of Open Translation. Both events are being co-organized in partnership with FLOSSManuals.net, and generously supported by the Open Society Institute.
Agenda partners for the event include Creative Commons, Global Voices Online, Translate.org.za, WorldWide Lexicon, Meedan, and DotSUB.
OTT09 will build upon the work and collaboration from Open Translation Tools 2007 (OTT07; see paper, video, and toolbox). The event will convene stakeholders in the field of open content translation to assess the state of software tools that support translation of content that is licensed under free or open content licenses such as Creative Commons or Free Document License. The event will serve to map out whatâ€™s available, whatâ€™s missing, whoâ€™s doing what, and to recommend strategic next steps to address those needs, with a particular focus on delivering value to open education, open knowledge, and human rights blogging communities.