Message From the Board Q2 2005
By: Hans Fenstermacher (GALA)
15 February 2006
Dear GALA Members:
As we bring you another information-packed issue of GALAxy, I am delighted to inform you that GALA continues to grow in many ways. Our membership now includes some 160 companies, with top localization product and service providers from all continents of the globe. Thanks to all your support, we are well on our way to becoming the premier supplier-side organization in our industry.
In the past, when we have queried members about the issues that are most important to them, the following areas have come up again and again:
- Localization Technology
- Regional / Local Chapters
As an organization, we plan to focus on those areas as we move ahead in 2005 and beyond. In an effort to spearhead strong action by GALA, our Members' Meeting on May 31 will include extensive discussions in those areas with you. This will allow you, our members, to contribute your thinking and direct the Board's initiatives. (If you cannot attend the Members' Meeting, please contribute your thoughts to our Bulletin Board before the meeting.) With your input, GALA will take a leadership position in our industry in these areas whenever feasible and appropriate; in other cases, we will add our voice and strength behind other initiatives. Our position continues to be that we must work toward raising the level of discussion and visibility of the industry as a whole. In that way, all our member companies will benefit.
If you have questions, suggestions, comments, we want to hear from you. Please contact any of the Board members or Laura Brandon, GALA Administrator, and we will do our best to respond. Please also visit our website and add your voice to the Bulletin Board or other areas.
See you in Bonn on May 31!
GALA Board Chair
Hans is chair of the GALA Board and president and founder of ArchiText Inc., a globalization and localization services company.