Resolution 2019-07-08.lf.1: translatewiki as an associated project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of July 8, 2019.

WHEREAS is a substantial and significant Free Software project. Established in 2005, is a translation community and a localisation platform for free and open source projects. It started out with localisation for MediaWiki. It now serves the localisation of tens of additional FOSS projects like Blockly, iNaturalist, MantisBT, and OpenStreetMap. The community consists of thousands of volunteer translators, proficient in over 200 languages translating and updating tens of thousands of strings every month. The platform is based on MediaWiki.

The developers would like SPI's support and assistance, including taking donations.

THE SPI BOARD RESOLVES THAT is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

Niklas Laxström is recognized by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for Successors will be appointed by the outgoing SPI liaison, or if the current SPI liaison is unavailable or refuses to appoint a successor, by majority vote of the Core Team.

If the last known SPI liaison for is missing in action, and no new SPI liaison is appointed for two consecutive years the associated project is deemed defunct.

In such a circumstance, the SPI Board will, in its good-faith discretion, proceed as follows: the Board will identify one or more other SPI associated projects or 501(c)(3) charities which can accept the project's assets and use them for a similar purpose, and transfer the assets to the identified destination or destinations as feasible. Assets for which no such transfer can be arranged within a reasonable time will become part of the SPI general fund.

This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board. Acceptance of the invitation requires a majority vote of the Core Team.