Fuel Maithili Evaluation Meet was organized on 05-06 Feb 2009 in A. N. Sinha Institute of Socail Studies, Patna, India. The whole program was a great success and participants came with a evaluated Fuel Maithili list of 578 entries. For two full days, several great linguists,  translators, and native users sat together to decide a standard replacement for entries that are coming on upto two-three level of menus of a desktop and applications used very frequently by computer users. In the meet great linguist like Pt. Govinda Jha, Registrar of A. N. Sinha Institute Dr. A. K. Jha, Director of Maithili Academy, Patna Dr. Raghubeer Mochi, reknowned Maithili writer Dr. Ramanand Jha Raman, Mr Mohan Bhardwaj, Prof. Nil Ratan, Prof. Sudhir Kumar and several native users and translators were present.

The age range of attendees was from 90 yrs to 20 yrs. Around 25 people participated and the eagerness of people to find better replacement for English was great. By going through the list of words anybody can understand that our cultural and linguistic tradition is very much rich to contain even the computing terminological contexts.

The FUEL project is thankful to the A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Red Hat, and Maithili Academy. The support of these organization was very much instrumental in making this particular meet successful. We are very much thankful to all the participants also to whose contributions helped to come on the best solution.

Please go here for the details and to download the FUEL Maithili list:
https://fedorahosted.org/fuel/ wiki/fuel-maithili

Rajesh Ranjan