Hey Common Voice Community,
For this week’s weekly update we would like to share the following opportunities and updates…
CC0 Waiver Process for preexisting works
A key part of mobilising for languages on Common Voice is access to public license text. For some languages this has been a barrier, to overcome this many contributors and organisations have kindly donated text via a CC0 Waiver process with our legal team.
To support all language communities to take part in this process we will be publishing the Common Voice Contribution Agreement form for pre-existing that are not under a public license. Read more about how to use the form on the Common Voice Community Playbook.
Link shared is the draft branch of the Community Playbook, this will be available on github pages once final touches are made for V1.2
Reward and recognition
We are inviting community members to take part in co-creating a reward and recognition process for Common Voice contributors. If you would like to take part in please join the conversation on this thread.
Save the date: Community session on Accent Workflow (UI Profile Creation)
As mentioned in a previous weekly update, we are currently experimenting with Accent Workflow Improvements. We would love for the community to take part in this and would like to invite you to a community session on the following dates.
- Wednesday 1st September 6 pm (BST)/10 am (PT)
- Thursday 2nd September 1 pm(BST)/8 PM (UTC+8)
Registration will be available next week.
At the session, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on two UI ideas we have for accent workflow on profile creation.
We will also be sharing a Typeform for people who can’t attend to share their views.
Help guide Mozilla’s Common Voice Work in East Africa
Common Voice Kiswahili team are conducting a Mozilla is conducting use-case research to determine how the Common Voice dataset can be used in the realms of agriculture or finance within East Africa. If you would like to take part please check out the link.
Key Dates and Reminders
- Common Voice Open Roadmap Sessions: 18th and 19th August
- Share your thoughts on Community Health!
- Coming up: Expression of Interest for Common Voice Reps and Community session on Accent Worfloks for Profile Creation
If you have any questions please, feel free to ask!
All the best,