SDL International proposes acquisition of TRADOS

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/06/20 14:42 -04:00, original URI:

You can read all about it in press release info either on the SDL site or the TRADOS site.

This is very cool news, I look forward to what this new entity will be able to bring to localization (and localizability) in the future....

# Mihai on 20 Jun 2005 4:29 PM:

I don't expect much. They are quite direct competition in the TM arena, less choice for translators now. Only that SDL also provides localization services. Now they might even make Trados less affordable to translators not working with them, if they want to. Who knows?
But I might be wrong. "Interesting times" anyway :-)

# Michael S. Kaplan on 20 Jun 2005 4:38 PM:

Hey Mihai!

I am going to be more cautiously optimistic than that. :-)

# Chris Hughes on 20 Jun 2005 9:47 PM:

I am with Mihai. I find it disturbing that a L10n vendor is attempting to corner the tools market. I first met Mark Lancaster 10 years ago. He has done a phenomenal job building SDL into the leader that it has become. Mark is also a ruthless competitor. I do not see how this move will foster competition in the tools market. And every L10n company that competes with SDL, has to be very concerned about their access to tools owned by SDL. Count me amoung the concerned.

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