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FUEL Project aims at solving the problem of inconsistency and lack of standardization in software translation across different platforms. It works to provide a standardized and consistent look of the computer for language users. FUEL works to create linguistic and technical resources like standardized terminology resources, computer translation style and convention guides, assessment methodologies and UTRRS etc. The effort of FUEL is unique. It is a set of steps that any content generating organization or a localized content creating team can undertake and adopt to ensure quality and consistency. The FUEL approach of creating linguistic resources is not different from any software development. FUEL has a version control system allowing evolution of development, a bug tracker, ticketing system and a mailing list.

FUEL is of modular nature and concentrates on base registers. This feature makes FUEL citizen-centric, and therefore FUEL has great potential to be an ideal solution even for e-Governance work. Collaborative innovation is the most important aspect of FUEL. Initiated by Red Hat, FUEL has grown to be a huge effort towards standardization. Resources created by FUEL are now used by several language communities, organizations, companies, tools, and pieces of software. Government of Maharashtra has chosen FUEL for e-Governance standard of Maharashtra. C-DAC has cited FUEL in its Localization Guidelines by C-DAC for term consistency in context of Indian Languages. FUEL is cited as a reference standard for linguistic resources for e-Gov applications of Govt of India.

There are a number of people who have contributed to standardization of this kind, however, these standardization efforts was generally automated. After the long process of standardization, glossaries with several thousands of entries were made available to the public.

This does not mean that FUEL undermines the importance of previous work. FUEL works towards collaboration and openness and makes the standardization process simpler. The individual FUEL effort for different languages generally starts with smaller number of entries. Additionally, FUEL provides public review process in creating terms. In the process of standardization, FUEL is an attempt to standardize the complete platform as a whole, instead of standardizing different application one by one.

Licensing information can be found from individual initiative, project or content of FUEL Project, since every activity under FUEL Project comes under different Free License. Please visit Trac pages, project pages or source of the matter to identify the exact License. Our development wiki is accessible from https://fedorahosted.org/fuel where you can find our language community related wiki pages. We are using infrastructure of Fedorahosted for our mailing list, ticketing system and version control.

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