Request to the forum “Community.OpenDroneMap.org”
Greetings to all. Let me introduce myself: I’m Ulises Ibarra, I’m part of a Spanish-speaking community of OpenDroneMap users from México that we have some doubts and concerns in the use of OpenDroneMap. I tell you that the documentation on ODM is very scarce in Spanish, for that reason, I would like to assure you if there is the possibility of one of the following two options:
1.- That you could open a section in this forum about doubts in the Spanish language.
2.- That we could ask indiscriminately in Spanish in this forum.
I thank you in advance for your kind response.
Hey @ulimaps that’s great to hear there’s a community of ODM users in Mexico! We want to be inclusive of everyone and I know that language can sometimes be a barrier.
We need to translate both the software side and the documentation side. I’ve started working on a localization branch for WebODM https://github.com/OpenDroneMap/WebODM/tree/i10n but might be a while before it’s completed. The documentation is also in need of translation. If you forked https://github.com/OpenDroneMap/docs perhaps you could help us translate it in Spanish?
I think other projects such as QGIS do a great job of translating their content, but keep the mailing lists in a single language. I think it works well, as it keeps the community unified instead of fragmented across regions. But perhaps you could setup a regional forum? We’d love to link that and give it exposure.
Other people perhaps can chime in and give their thoughts.
You: The documentation is also in need of translation. If you forked https://github.com/OpenDroneMap/docs perhaps you could help us translate it in Spanish?
I: Of course. I am already coordinating with a friend here in Mexico.
You: But perhaps you could setup a regional forum? We’d love to link that and give it exposure.
I: The problem is that I do not have 100 dollars per month to pay for the “discourse” service. See “https://www.discourse.org/pricing”.
Is there a way to work with a branch of this forum?
Otherwise, I would use a non-profit association server, such as: “https://disroot.org/en/services/forum”
Maybe I do not understand what you mean with “But perhaps you could setup a regional forum?”.
Discourse is free and open source software, you do not need to pay $100 / month for the service (setting up a VPS and installing discourse there with any cloud provider costs much less). There’s also other forum software that can be used as well (it doesn’t have to be discourse).
A regional forum would be local chapter of the community. It would be good to have a conversation with @smathermather about this.
Very well, I think I’m already understand.
As soon as I have the forum, I’m contacting you again.
A regional forum does seem like the way to go. Discourse is not hard to host. @dkbenjamin may have suggestions on setup, but it is well documented and easy to do.
We are carrying out a forum in Spanish. A group of free software and autonomy enthusiasts called “Chingona” allowed us to use their forum:
I used some categories that this forum has, in order to use what has already worked for you.
When things are better we will try to use an installation only for OpenDroneMap in Spanish.
Fantastic. Thanks for the update. Piero was just mentioning we need to think through what our strategy is for other languages (with this community as inspiration), so it’s good to see what you are doing!
It is an emblematically Latin American name.
Thanks Stephen, it is a pleasure to read. I’m already having a conversation with Piero.