National mailinglists - why isn't it there yet?

Wilko Bulte wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Sun Mar 2 22:12:35 UTC 2008


Quoting Julian H. Stacey, who wrote on Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:26:45PM +0100 ..
> Ed Schouten wrote:
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> > Hello everyone,
> > 
> > I was just speaking with another dutch FreeBSD user (and developer)
> > about FreeBSD mailing lists.
> > 
> > I know so far most of the national FreeBSD user groups have their own
> > infrastructure that doesn't use any services from the FreeBSD project
> > (for example, the Dutch BSD User Group, D-BUG).
> > 
> > Even though I am convinced the FreeBSD project should remain focused on
> > developing its flagship product, the operating system, I think the
> > community would have a great advantage if the project would already host
> > national mailing lists, which should only be used for questions in the
> > rare cases where the person doesn't understand English, but mainly to
> > coordinate activities which have a national scope.
> > 
> > These mailing lists could be used to discuss upcoming events and
> > conferences, but could also be used for discussions about translations
> > of the documentation.
> > 
> > Is there a reason why such mailing lists don't exist yet? If not, what
> > kind of procedures should one follow to create a mailing list for a
> > certain language?
> > 
> > --=20
> >  Ed Schouten <ed at fxq.nl>
> 
> Only country I know of is Germany: In that case there is a DNS
> localy delegated namespace sub domain de.freebsd.org, & within that
> there were (last I looked) 7 lists run from a majordomo@ (not a
> mailman@ http:// interface though they do have a mirror of the
> standard http:// stuff ) Each country's localy oriented nationals
> can do their own thing within that.

To comment specifically on D-BUG from .nl : that user group is effectively
dead.  The remaining money on the D-BUG bank account has been transfered to the
NLUUG (Netherlands Unix Users Group).  I know because I had to sign for that
transfer to happen.  Not enough volunteer force to keep it afloat summarises
it.

Wilko

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Wilko Bulte				wilko at FreeBSD.org


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