Dacco at Fosdem
One of the Dacco team - Carles Pina - recently got the chance to give an overview of our project in a Lightning Talk at Fosdem (Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting). Fosdem is the largest meeting of free software developers in Europe with 4,000 participants and takes place in Brussels.
The talk went well with a 15 minute presentation about Catalan culture, Dacco's history and an explanation of how Dacco and qdacco work. Interest from the audience was high and Carles was surprised to discover that more than 80% were aware of what Catalan was. Following the talk there was a lot of discussion amongst interested people about open source dictionaries, semantic webs and other related topics.
Anybody wanting to contribute to Dacco can do so by "Suggesting an Entry" or joining the "Mailing List". Contribution is open to everybody - you don't have to be an experienced linguist - and the mailing list is a friendly and relaxed forum where everybody's opinion is valued and taken into account. When new entries are suggested for inclusion in the dictionary, this is always their first stop where their quality is strengthened as they are discussed and debated by the members of the list (a group of Catalan speakers and English speakers from both sides of the Atlantic). So, if you're interested in getting involved in our community and helping to drive Dacco forward, don't be shy - join the mailing list, introduce yourself and dive right in. You can be sure you'll be met with a warm welcome.
Catalan verb conjugator