"The Linux Internationalization Initiative (Li18nux) is pleased
to announce its foundation. The Li18nux consists of Linux
distributors, Linux related and other open source projects, IT
vendors, and worldwide technical experts who are interested in
internationalization. The purpose of forming the Li18nux is to
promote a common and fully internationalized application platform
among Linux distributions."
"The objectives of the Li18nux are:
Leverage collaborative efforts among contributors of Linux
Provide a forum for contributors to have technical discussions
Perform necessary coordination among projects that are related
to Linux Internationalization.
Actively disseminate Linux Internationalization related
Provide specification of Internationalized APIs and components
that every distribution should include to ensure application
portability and interoperability among various Linux
Develop a catalogue of Internationalized components of Linux
(including documentation, message catalogues, etc).
Establish necessary liaisons with various committees and
organizations who are working on Internationalization.
Define a process for creation of and dissemination of a core
set of Globalized documentation and localizable elements for Linux
and applications that run on Linux
Produce documentation on how to globalize applications and
other resources for Linux.
Promote the universal translation of existing and future
documentation by working with existing documentation and