Last year Siebrand formulated REALLY ambitious objectives. At the time his motivation was that it should not be too easy. Now at the end of the year, we need twelve more languages to finish the "most used messages" for instance. Siebrand calculated that it takes some 8000 localisations for exactly the right language to reach all the objectives.
With only a few days left in the year, we want to end the year with a bang. To make this happen, we have made EUR 1000,- available to be shared among the people who do more than 500 localisations in the finishing part of the year.
Today in the second day of the End of Year and we are happy with the results so far; many new contributors, many contributors coming back to help a hand and we have never seen so many localisations in a day. We have had people comment that it is no longer possible to do 500 localisations for languages like German or Dutch. We have people comment on the quality of messages... It is like a week happening in a day :)
The biggest winner of this end of year prize? All us users of MediaWiki because all the localisations will be shared by us all. Please, be a winner with us and help the localisation for your language to be as good as it can be.