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german errors

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:30 am
by kevintrooper
There are some translation errors on the front of the german page! for example! |free = freies| but thats wrong! correct way: |free = kostenlos|

Re: german errors

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 1:06 am
by woutervh
kevintrooper wrote:There are some translation errors on the front of the german page! for example! |free = freies| but thats wrong! correct way: |free = kostenlos|
Free as in free speech, not as in free drinks! So freies is correct...

grtz allrounder :p

Edit: maybe you're right, I wasn't sure and compared to dutch.
vrije <-> gratis (kostenloos)

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:40 am
by Radhad
you can say "freies" instead of "kostenloses" OS, it means the same.

Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:20 pm
by RomanH
I'm sorry, but "frei" and "kostenlos" does not mean the same and it is obvious that ReactOS (or any software under the GNU licence) is primarily "freie Software" (although it is "kostenlos" as well). There is no word in the GNU software license that prohibits you from selling the software for money. It's "free" as in "freedom". I'm pretty sure the definition of the word "free" in "free software" is the whole reason why this project was started. The problem is not that Microsoft Windows costs money. The problem is (as it is with all proprietary software) that it is not free. You can't change it, you can't share it, you have no influence on the standards it forces upon you, you have no way of knowing what it actually does, etc...

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:23 pm
by CCTAHEB
If I am not wrong:
kostenlos= royalty free

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:08 am
by alphanostrum
I must know it, because I am a German :-).

This part:

ReactOS® ist ein fortschrittliches freies quelloffenes Betriebssystem, ...
I would change in:
ReactOS® ist ein fortschrittliches, für jedermann frei verfügbares und quelloffenes Betriebssystem, ...
That would be really unmistakable!

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:36 am
by EmuandCo
free -> kostenlos is right. But free -> frei is OK too and it sounds better. :-P

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:36 am
by RomanH
sorry to be so pedantic but in this case "freies" is more than just "frei verfügbares" it's about freedom as in "Free Software" as defined in th GPL. I think think the sentence can remain as it is. sorry...

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:53 am
by alphanostrum
The context is not always a literal translation!
In order to describe the whole meaning of the word (free), in all possibilities, I could write a book :-). in this case I favor my interpretation.