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OpenOffice.org, FOSS, and the preservation of Gaelic

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    OpenOffice.org, FOSS, and the preservation of Gaelic

    By itself, the release of OpenOffice.org for Scots Gaelic is a small event within the communities of free and open source software (FOSS). It is only one of the more than 50 localizations available for OpenOffice.org 1.x. However, the release shows a potential for FOSS that is often overlooked, particularly by those for whom English is their native language. Specifically, FOSS has the potential to help resuscitate a declining language and thereby aid in revitalizing a disintegrating culture.

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