Thread request in Spanish language

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.

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Hey @ulimaps :hand: 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.

Hello Piero:

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?”.

Best regards

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-cm about this.

Hi, Piero.
Very well, I think I’m already understand.
As soon as I have the forum, I’m contacting you again.
Thank you.

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A regional forum does seem like the way to go. Discourse is not hard to host. @dakotabenjamin may have suggestions on setup, but it is well documented and easy to do.