FLP are now working the translation for both software, documentation and
web at Transifex.net. On this interface, 'auto translate' function is
available. I've been told that the result translation of this function
comes from Google API.
Doesn't it violate any copy right at all, if entire guide or some part
of a guide or a full sentence in a guide uses precisely exact copy of
the auto translated string(s)? Can we safely utilize this function in full?
It is reported from some community members that no clear information can
be found on Google site, as well no clear information on re-use of the
result from such API can be found in the copyright law in Japan.
Could you please provide any good advise on this?
[How to reproduce]
1. Log in tx.net -> click any module -> click translate now
2. Move the cursor over between 'Source String' and 'Translation'
3. Click 'auto translate' button
4. The 'Translation' field is automatically filled with translated
Dear Legal team,
Christian Krause and myself would like to volunteer to maintain a page
for Fedora in Mono's download information site at
The people at the #mono IRC channel told me that any distribution can
request their own page in there in the "Mono for Unsupported or
Community-Supported Distribution" section. (Currently there is only some
info about Debian and Ubuntu, but I think Fedora deserves its page there
The page works in the following way:
- By default, it lists commercially supported distributions
- When clicking on the "Other" button (with Tux), the user gets to the
"Mono for Unsupported or Community-Supported Distribution" section
- In there, the logos and names of distributions appear and when
clicking on one, the user gets to a page which contains information
about how to get Mono on that distribution.
So, if we got such a page, clicking on the Fedora logo would allow the
user to get information about how to install Mono on Fedora.
I think this fits into
but I'd still like to ask, since I'm not a lawyer and I'm not 100% sure.
If you are okay with this, we will request such a page from the Mono team.