An emerging trend in language software tools is to allow collaboration between team members who are together, or apart. This collaboration is made available using both on-line technologies, such as the internet, and off-line technologies, such as transfer using USB keys. These tools suit team members who are highly engaged in the project. These tools are currently exclusively desktop tools requiring installation on the users computer.
These tools, while appropriate for users highly engaged in a language project, are less convenient for those that wish to have a smaller part-time involvement in a project. For occasional use web 2.0 provides an easier entry for new contributors.
The primary aim of languageforge.org is to provide a means for the crowd to contribute to language projects engaging in a meaningful way with other members of the language team.
languageforge.org is nearing the end of phase 1 development and being tested by a few users. We expect to have a beta release available in a month or two.
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