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globalsight meeting for the user community

Open forum on the next-generation, open-source TMS

Frederick, Maryland USA – May 13, 2010 – GlobalSight is holding a User Meeting as a part of the Localization World Berlin pre-conference. Since the launch of the open-source Translation Management System (TMS) in January 2009, the community has grown considerably, and now consists of over 3209 users that are currently engaged in installation, testing or deployment phases. There have been over 5930 software downloads to-date! Through the forums on www.globalsight.com these users have posted over 1139 requests on process improvements and product enhancements in their quest for a next-generation, open-source TMS.

Current GlobalSight users range from software developers, localization specialists and IT managers, to technical writers, project managers, translators and LSPs. All users and interested parties regardless of technical or localization background are invited to attend the GlobalSight User Meeting taking place at the Localization World pre-conference in Berlin, Germany on Monday, June 7, 2010. The half-day afternoon workshop is free for all attendees. Register online through Localization World.

This workshop will address maintenance and support plans to ensure the ongoing development and processes for contributing source code in an open concurrent versions system environment. The User Meeting will also highlight the upcoming roadmap of new features and additions planned over the next 12 months including the launch of GlobalSight Editions – our new version of GlobalSight that allows federated installs of GlobalSight to seamlessly communicate with each other, an update on our work with the wider development community and a rundown of new features added to GlobalSight over the last few months. Attendance is free and open to all community members and interested parties.

The User Meeting will also serve as an open forum to hear from current GlobalSight users and highlight community-wide achievements. All are invited to share their experiences, from successful launches/pilots and quick installation tips, to custom-built applications, and best-practices for implementing and integrating an open-source TMS into your multilingual content supply chain.

We’ll also be detailing the launch of the new look and feel of www.globalsight.com – we’ve taken your ideas and suggestions on board, and revised the website to create a cleaner, easier to navigate environment for the entire community. Stay tuned…

About GlobalSight

GlobalSight is a collaborative, open source initiative to develop a flexible and sustainable Translation Management System (TMS) that leverages the best ideas and addresses the true needs of the industry. In this non-captive community, participants are free to discuss, discover and build upon a translation process automation tool that provides choice and flexibility—and can be shared by all.

The direction and development of the GlobalSight Open Source Initiative is dictated by community members. For more information and to join the community, please visit www.globalsight.com.

About TAUS Data Association

TAUS Data Association is a global not-for-profit organization providing a neutral and secure platform for sharing language data for the benefit of everyone. TAUS Data Association provides an easy-to-use translation memory sharing services and a sophisticated language search engine, free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.tausdata.org.please visit www.tausdata.org. For more information on the TAUS Data Association Roadmap Consultation to make translation easier, faster and better for everyone, please visit: http://www.tausdata.org/index.php/services/roadmap-consultation

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

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