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Please suggest a paper that should be translated into English and posted on arXiv.

A few existing suggestions on MO are

I propose to have the translation done in an open source fashion, for example like this (switch to source mode on the upper left).

Related question on books. Related question on copyright.

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    $\begingroup$ Is it legal to publish a translation of a copyrighted work? $\endgroup$ – Federico Poloni Jul 31 '16 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ @FedericoPoloni: There are examples on arXiv linked in the comments here. But this issue deserves a separate question, and should probably be addressed on a case-by-case basis. $\endgroup$ – user66081 Jul 31 '16 at 14:08
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    $\begingroup$ @FedericoPoloni: Generally, no, not without the permission of the copyright holder (author and/or journal). $\endgroup$ – Nate Eldredge Jul 31 '16 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ @DimaPasechnik: The 70 years are correct for many countries -- but 70 years after the author's death, and not after publication. In the given case, the author Ernst Witt died in 1991, thus for copyright expiration you would probably need to wait until 2061. $\endgroup$ – Stefan Kohl Jul 31 '16 at 21:44
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    $\begingroup$ I received a quote, for 2,036.29 £, from Copyright Clearance Center, which does these clearances for Springer publications. I guess I will pass on this one :-) $\endgroup$ – Dima Pasechnik Aug 9 '16 at 10:38
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I submitted a request for permission to publish a translation of the Witt's article. As soon as I get a quote I will post it here.

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    $\begingroup$ I received a quote, for 2,036.29 £, from Copyright Clearance Center, which does these clearances for Springer publications. I guess I will pass on this one :-) $\endgroup$ – Dima Pasechnik Aug 9 '16 at 10:38

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