The Utopian.io team is happy to announce the relaunch of the translations category! We’re looking forward to incentivizing the localization of Open Source projects via Crowdin by our international community of contributors who’ve been patiently (but eagerly) waiting for the translations category to be made available.
From its inception, the translations category was the most active category on Utopian.io. This is unsurprising considering the global and multinational nature of the Steem blockchain. The sheer volume and diversity in contributions made it impossible to moderate while maintaining a standard of quality to be of value to FOSS projects. For that reason, we were forced to pause activity in that category.
After months of intensive planning, negotiating, and reiterating the guidelines and procedures for the category, we are finally ready to resume incentivizing top quality translations submitted to FOSS projects via the CrowdIn translation platform. We hope this will help engage the diverse and multinational community of professional translations already on Utopian.io, as well as attract new translation professionals to the Steem blockchain and Utopian.io.
Collaboration with The Davinci Initiative
Part of the Utopian.io mission is supporting initiatives that bring value to innovation on the Steem blockchain and beyond it. We do so by using the power entrusted with us by our sponsors to grow the number of curators committed to our mission.
With that in mind, and with the need for a professional and scalable solution to the issue of the translation category moderation, Utopian.io has entered a collaboration with the DaVinci Localization Curation Initiative.
DaVinci is a curation initiative (and Steem community witness) aimed to provide quality translations to valuable content posted to the Steem blockchain. Comprised of a team of professional translations, and managed with well structured organizational hierarchy, the DaVinci team will have full ownership of the management of the translations category of Utopian.io. This includes on-boarding verified translators, managing moderation and scoring the translations made via the CrowdIn platform by Utopian.io contributors.
The team at DaVinci are being onboarded and guided on Utopian.io workflows and policies, and are being equipped with all the tools and resources necessary to make this collaboration a success on all fronts.
Want to become a translator with Utopian & DaVinci? Here’s How!
Unlike the previous translations workflow on Utopian.io, the new workflow will require whitelisting and pre-approval of all translators whose contributions may be considered for reward.
To ensure everyone is rewarded fairly, DaVinci employs a unique rewarding system that splits the beneficiary rewards between Utopian.io (5%) and the DaVinci initiative (10%).
To get whitelisted with Utopian.io and DaVinci as a pre-approved translator, you should apply on the DaVinci Discord server.
Languages Accepted (more languages will be added in the next weeks):
Utopian.io Category Rewards
Valid translations submitted via CrowdIn and posted on Utopian.io, will enter the queue to receive an upvote from @utopian-io according to the score assigned by DaVinci moderators. The maximum voting cap for the category is set at 25%.
To ensure the reviews are transparent, fair and the reward is proportional to effort and quality, the DaVinci team were provided a customized scoring system developed by Utopian in coordination with the core team at DaVinci.
The DaVinci team will start reviewing your applications immediately. Actual contributions in the category are scheduled to be started on 17th of June 2018!
As soon as your application is accepted by the DaVinci initiative team, you can start translating your favorite FOSS projects with CrowdIn and submitting them to Utopian.io for potential reward. To enable that, we’ve published https://davinci.utopian.io, an editor based on the awesome Busy.org one, that will allow you to do just that.
Get in touch with DaVinci Discord server right now and let’s localize some awesome Open Source projects!