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The Almighty Buck Games

Steam Translation Community Slaving Away 214

An anonymous reader writes "Steam has decided to build a community effort to get its Steam platform and game files translated by the community, but here is the catch: Translators do not get paid. Millions could be saved by Steam by making the community work for free. The article describes basic estimates on how much is saved by Steam in translation costs."
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Steam Translation Community Slaving Away

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  • by Bob9113 ( 14996 ) on Saturday September 24, 2011 @05:37PM (#37504834) Homepage

    Images float through my head; the paradise of the end of scarcity, the oligarchs chanting that scarcity is what motivates the free market and so must be protected, then hiring legislators to pass laws to increase artificial scarcity, while capitalizing on the new option of non-scarcity to get free tools for advancing the market penetration of their artificially scarce goods.

    It seems apparent that they would rather be kings in hell than peers in heaven.

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling