French is an important international language, being spoken in not only France and neighboring Switzerland and Belgium, but also Québec, several African countries, Laos, and some islands in Polynesia. A travel guide in French will make the world more accessible to Francophones.
The French Wikitravel has the following goals:
To collect a good base of French users willing to take this project further
To translate and localize the English Wikitravel into French.
To create quality articles that will appeal to Francophone travellers, wherever they come from.
To link these articles to English and Romanian versions and create an integrated multilingual Wikitravel.
To empower other language groups to form their own Wikitravel.
To contribute to English Wikitravel with quality articles about France, Switzerland, Québec, and anywhere else French is spoken.
After we have gathered a team of five or more users for French Wikitravel, the interface localization file will be translated (or modified from the one on Wikipedia), checked for correctness, and then we will vote for a go-between.
Differences in license policy (GFDL versus CC by-sa)
Choosing a go-between
In order to make a successful, integrated French Wikitravel, we need to choose one of the five users who put their names down, and make them a go-between. The role of the go-between will be to act as a liaison between English and French Wikipedia, and therefore, he must be able to:
Write English and French well
Understand Wikitravel ideals, guidelines, goals and policies
Make monthly reports about French Wikitravel to English Wikitravel
Make monthly reports about English Wikitravel to French Wikitravel
Contribute actively in French Wikitravel
The go-between will be chosen the democratic way: via voting
The five candidates for go-between are the users listed below. If you would like to vote one of these people, please put your username next to their name, in the Votes for section. If you would like to make a vote against someone, please write your username next to their name in the Votes against line and then a reason for this. To win, a go-between must have two votes for them, and no votes against them. Only people who nominated themselves under the "Gathering a team" section can vote. And remember, you cannot vote for yourself.
Pick a user who you would like to see as go-between:
Voting will finish only once person listed above has voted - that is, Pierre, Mark, Yann, Pontauxchats, and Nikolai. Therefore, please put in your votes as soon as possible, because the Wikitravel in Romanian will becoming online sooner.
It would also be nice, but is not necessary, to have a go-between between the French Wikitravel and the Romanian Wikitravel.