I am coming back to my interest in this project now and I have a few
questions if someone would oblige me.
How is the web server kept up for the project? Are servers rented? Are they
paid for via donations to the project?
I read just now on the Wiki that some of the dictionaries are generated
automatically from some electronic source while others are converted from a
physical source by hand, first. In general, how are sources found and
decided upon to be usable? Do the members of the project nominate any
copyright-free dictionary they have personally encountered, for adding to
the database? Are the results of different dictionaries collated into a
single large dictionary or do they keep separate identities, i.e. 2
German-English dictionaries from 2 separate publishers?
In my experience the German-English dictionary (which I believe to be the
largest in the project) was not comprehensive enough for my needs when I
used it in a CAT tool for a translation project. Do the dictionary
designers have a plan to make the dictionaries potentially comprehensive?
How so? Where will they get enough data from, to do so?
Thanks very much to anyone who can help me understand this project better.