Crossing the Language Divide in Open Source Projects

Crossing the Language Divide in Open Source Projects

In The Hitchhikers’s Guide to the Galaxy, the Babel Fish is a universal translator. By allowing all beings to communicate regardless of language, it ‘neatly crosses the language divide between any species’. Most programming languages are designed for English speakers, and most open source projects require some familiarity with English. How do we create a multilingual programming language and a multilingual open source community, allowing developers who only speak English to collaborate on open-source projects with developers who don't speak English at all?


Aditya Mukerjee

September 15, 2016