English only, please

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 15 18:29:03 PST 2006

On Sunday, 15 January 2006 at 19:45:45 -0600, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Sunday, 15 January 2006 at 16:49:27 -0600, Don Hinton wrote:
>>> Where exactly does it say that this is an "english only" list?
>> I suppose you have a point.  It's implicit; it should be spelt out.
>> At http://www.freebsd.org/community/mailinglists.html you have a
>> choice of "Mailing Lists" or "Non-English Mailing Lists".  -questions
>> is under the former link; the Polish mailing lists are under the
>> latter.  At
>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-questions/
>> there's a reference to an inability to speak English.  But we should
>> really do something about writing a charter that makes it clear.
>> Anybody feel like having a go?
> A "virtual friend" of mine (Kiwi, but don't really know his name)
> has written this for a programming forum I frequent:
> " To those people for whom English is a foreign language, I can
> only offer this: English is - for better or worse - the /de facto/
> /lingua Terra/.

Hmm.  I don't want to justify the choice of language, just state it.
It's an interesting document, but I don't think it's what we want.

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