Frederick, Maryland, USA – January 8, 2010 – This month GlobalSight celebrates the first anniversary of its launch as an open-source product. After one year on the market, the GlobalSight Translation Management System (TMS), available on www.globalsight.com, already has received over 3,000 public downloads. Members of the community who have downloaded and installed the product now know that GlobalSight can help automate the critical tasks associated with the creation, translation, review, storage and management of business content and materials.
The free, open-source (Apache 2.0 license) GlobalSight TMS provides a low-risk, flexible and sustainable globalization platform at a fraction of the cost of proprietary TMS products in the market. As of today, over 2,000 professionals have registered to join the GlobalSight community, from corporate clients, Language Service Providers (LSPs), translators, technology providers, developers and more.
The product has been fully deployed for both corporate client and LSPs alike. Both are using components of the system appropriate to their internal structure and needs. These companies have migrated from competing TMS products, or in some cases, it is their first attempt at implementing a TMS solution
Welocalize released version 7.1.6 in October, it’s the 5th substantial release of the product since its introduction. Version 7.1.7 will release in February of 2010, and will contain several new features, including integration with Microsoft’s machine translation engine (in addition to Google and ProMT, added in previous versions), the ability to preview XML documents in the review process – via XSL transforms, support for Mozilla’s Firefox and other browsers, support for GlobalSight Internationalization and the ability to chain filters, such as HTML embedded in XML. The software is available for download on GlobalSight.com or Sourceforge.net
Other materials available for download on the website include the source code and supporting documentation for both users and developers, from getting-started and installation guides, to information on system requirements, 3rd-party components and web services API.
“The open source movement in our industry has truly taken off,” says Gary Prioste, Vice President of Technology Services at Welocalize. “Organizations are looking for an innovative, flexible and sustainable technology model to support their translation needs, whether it is traditional translation-editing-proofreading, machine translation or crowdsourcing. At the same time, they are looking for easy-to-use applications that can connect to a back-end system with robust features and functionality. The GlobalSight community has proven that innovation through collaboration is possible, and that a new model can take the industry forward.” 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.
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.