Why we exist.


By the language industry, for the language industry

The mission of translate5 is the continuous community-driven development of its open source, cloud-based translation management system for the language industry.

Realizing the translate5 mission

The four process elements in translate5's software development

1. The four process elements of translate5’s software development

Continuous cycle of development and improvement
2. Continuous cycle of development and improvement

translate5’s mission is realized via a continuous cycle of development and improvement. It describes the translate5 business model, which consists of the following four process elements:

1. Develop

translate5’s development is the fruit of a collaboration between professionals. We work together as translation experts, language researchers and translation software developers who are aware of the specific requirements for a translation tool. Communicating and discussing our expectations with each other has meant that our respective particular requirements could be met and realized as a cloud-based TMS. This process is led and organized by MittagQI, the lead development company spearheading the majority of development work behind translate5. MittagQI coordinates the road-map together with the community and ensures good architecture and a high quality of code.

2. Use
The stable and user-friendly cloud-based translation software translate5 can be integrated and used by different target groups such as language service providers, companies, freelancers and state institutions.
3. Extend
Extending here means joining the community and contributing to improving translate5. This can happen in different ways, such as:

  • Spreading the idea of an open source, cloud-based TMS
  • Giving feedback to our developers
  • Funding features
  • Contributing to documentation
  • Developing plugins
  • Contributing to core development
  • Supporting translate5 through ongoing funding

The aim of translate5 is to give all users control over the development of their own software in a way that is relevant to them. Therefore, all users are allowed to extend translate5 to meet their own particular requirements. This opportunity is granted because open source is the conceptual foundation of translate5 and forms the flexible, extendable architecture of its system.

4. Give back
The whole philosophy of translate5 means that not only can you use and extend the software tool for your own use, but you can also release new versions and features back into the community and for translate5 as a core product. This philosophy is based on both the AGPLv3 and the GPL3 license model and the idea of software freedom.

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