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First of all, I hope this "question" is appropriate here. If not, please delete it.

I would like to propose a translation project of Deligne's "La conjecture de Weil : II" 52_137_0">http://www.numdam.org/item?id=PMIHES_1980_52_137_0 into English.

I've begun to translate the first 1,5 pages here: http://codepad.org/hML0LYe1 (LaTeX code)

We should assign in this thread page numbers to persons who translate them and in the end merge everything together.

If 20 people were willing to join, everyone only had to translate 6 pages.

Here is a homepage: http://www.kellertimo.de/index.html

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Indpendent of whether this is on MO or not. Do you (know whether you) have permission to make a translation (publically available)? –  quid Dec 3 '11 at 17:46
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@T.K. Perhaps this would be something to find out first then. (I am coming of a bit negative here I guess, let me add that I do not want to discourage you and this could be a good activty. But it also could be a shame if you and others put a lot of effort in it and then well it is more or less wasted due to some legal problem.) –  quid Dec 3 '11 at 17:51
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Since the comment changed while I typed and add on: I am not an expert on this, but just that something is online (freely available) does not imply that you can do with it whatever you want. –  quid Dec 3 '11 at 17:52
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Well, at least this discussion has had one good consequence, convincing an user to come out of anonymity. –  Angelo Dec 3 '11 at 18:09
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While I agree generally with the sentiment, and that famous articles should be as widely available as possible, I don't think this is an MO question. –  David Roberts Dec 4 '11 at 0:27
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closed as not a real question by quid, Ryan Budney, David Roberts, Tom Leinster, Chandan Singh Dalawat Dec 4 '11 at 4:52

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