You can say, one of the reasons why Mozilla has been hugely successful in its marketing, is because of Localization –Making software products available in local languages. Not many of them are good at English. And Localization gives a chance for people to use the software with local flavor and taste.
Sadly though, in a country like India, with many languages, there hasn’t been a very active contribution towards localization of Mozilla’s products. So, in an attempt to bring in more contributors, Mozilla is organizing a series of L10N sprints across the country in various cities. One such event happened in Pune last Sunday as a part of GNUnify’12 and Mozilla India Meet up. Coming weekend, events are scheduled to take place, one in Bangalore (Saturday) and in Chennai (Sunday).
Brainchild behind this is, Rakesh ‘Arky’ Ambati, Mozilla’s Localization Community Manager, who will be visiting the cities and leading the events. Also expected are contributors from various local Linux Users’ Groups. Going by the way things happened at Pune, I can assure you that this is going to be really exciting! Apart from people who are already into localization, this will be a great opportunity for budding enthusiasts and students who would like to contribute and get involved with Mozilla.