One of our main goals is to publish a complete open source package for publishers later this year. This package will provide a complete range of editorial and quality assurance features (like randomized peer review), and will allow publishers to mix volunteer and professional translation. If you are a publisher and would like to contribute to the development of this package, we’d like to hear from you.The system we are developing works exactly like demo.worldwidelexicon.org, but will provide a broad range of access control and workflow management features, such as:
- Access Control Lists
- Workflow Management (i.e. Review Before Publish)
- Randomized Peer Review
- Support For Commercial Translation Service Bureaus (via simple web services and email interfaces)
- Support For Integration With Publishing And Content Management Systems
The package we are developing will be published as open source software. The document processing system is being developed in Ruby on Rails. Other tools are being developed in PHP. We are looking for a few publishers to sponsor the project, and to provide feedback on the project roadmap, feature requests, etc.