[Cc-uk] [Fwd: Welsh translation of Creative Commons licences]

Carl Morris carl at quixoticquisling.com
Tue Sep 28 20:58:43 EDT 2010


(Re-posting my query to cc-licenses list. It was originally posted to 
cc-uk but no reply as yet. I hope I'm going about this the right way. 
Thanks.)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Welsh translation of Creative Commons licences
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 22:50:50 +0100
From: Carl Morris <carl at quixoticquisling.com>
To: cc-uk at lists.ibiblio.org

Hi

1. Can anyone advise on translating the England&Wales licences into
Welsh? I'd like to put a team together to professionally translate them.
(I've searched the mailing list archives but no result on this topic.)

2. I would like to do it properly and enable them to be legally binding
in their own right. I assume Creative Commons would like to verify them
somehow before endorsing them - what usually happens with translations
like this? They would be direct translations of the England&Wales licences.

3. While I'm asking, are there any other related things that should be
translated as well - like other texts and 'promotional' material? For
instance I'd also like to get all the human-readable summaries done so
Welsh can be featured on creativecommons.org, e.g.
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/deed.en_GB

Although there is a lot of content in the Welsh language licensed under
Creative Commons licences, no version of the licences seems to exist in
the language itself (to my knowledge).

It could encourage adoption by Welsh language creators, artists and so
on. Regarding question 2 I suppose there would be some benefit in having
unapproved informal 'guide' texts in Welsh that would not be legally
binding (a la translations of GPL). But this is far from ideal.

thanks for any help

Carl Morris





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