English only, please

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Mon Jan 16 01:41:56 PST 2006

On Jan 15, 2006, at 6:29 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

> 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.
> Greg
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	I think it would most likely be a better idea for people who speak  
other languages than English to post to other mailing lists. I don't  
form my opinion from an elitism point of view, but rather just  
recognize the fact that their problem or question would be answered  
more quickly by a community converses in their own native language as  
opposed to an English speaking community.

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