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Thanks for your attention, but I'm really against giving the coordination of
this project to Mrs. Sarafraz and FarsiWeb Inc., the company that took over and did nothing within 6 years, from 2005 until now, near
end of 2010.

Some time in 2005, Meelad Zakaria, a member of Farsiweb ltd. requested for
adding Persian locale for OpenOffice.
I asked Meelad to add me to the project, so I could contribute in localizing, About 1 month after receiving my message, he just added me
as an observer. I sent him other messages regarding the status of the
project, and I asked him "what he'll do", but I couldn't get an appropriate
answer from him. After a lot of effort, and warnings from OpenOffice guys
because of locking the project, he added me as a developer.

Some time later, I saw the Persian localized version of Linux from Farsiweb
ltd. that contained Persian
It seems that Meelad registered as the project leader of, and
then stopped the job, because they wanted their Persian version of to be unique.
Now, after about 6 years, you see no progress in the project.

After that, I decided to devote my time on fixing i18n bugs (my username is
"h15n" there), and I think my efforts was helpful for OO.o users. Fixing
problems with justified Persian
and including context shaping of
was vital for the real world usage of OpenOffice, and I'm happy to continue
spending my time on it<>.
Please tell me one useful thing that FarsiWeb did during past 6 years,
rather than locking the project?

Please note that is not a personal website. I registered this
domain, for the sole purpose of localization of open source software,
including LibreOffice. Please don't point to, as it's just
a 2 page Persian translation of some pages from English OOo which was copied
after a lot of questions raised about FarsiWeb policies. Copying those 2
pages won't take a lot of time.

I don't want to continue this talk, but if it's needed, I can forward my
communications with guys at for further insight on FarsiWeb
policies against contribution of interested people. They just sign up as the
project owner and disappear.

I'm currently a PhD. candidate at computer department of Amirkabir
University of Technonlogy <>, and I've spent many years
on development of localized Persian software. Because of this, I think I can
handle the coordination of this project. Furthermore, I have no plan to use
my position as a way to gain financial benefits. In fact, I really care
about this project, as I've spent a lot of time for it before.

I've talked to some members of before planing to be the
coordinator of the Persian localization of LibreOffice and they are also
against making FarsiWeb the coordinator. I've started working on, and I think soon we'll have a great place where we can
welcome anyone (even FarsiWeb guys) who wants to contribute to LibreOffice.


On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Farzaneh Sarafraz <>wrote:


We already have a homepage at I also have a local full
recent backup of the data there. Thanks, Hossein for showing interest in
fa_IR project, but I think you should put a link to the page we already
rather than a non-existing external personal (?) page.

I'll fix it for now until we move the page over to libreoffice.


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