netfilter users mailing list in other languages ?
Thu, 2 Aug 2001 15:31:09 +0200
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From: Thierry ITTY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: netfilter users mailing list in other languages ?
> >> One easy solution to the question (french list) could also be to
> >> french speaking people to subscribe the (unique) netfilter users list
> >> if they are not reading english, providing them answers in french
> >> needed. This is in my opinion the richest solution, in the way that
> >> - everybody accesses the message
> >> - everybody can get answers, in the same language the question was
> >> - archive searching gets all documents whatever the language is (most
> >> searches are done only on IT words like "DNAT FTP static route") and if
> >> interesting answers are found in language that one doesn't speak it
> >> be more interesting that no answer at all
> >> - interesting threads could be summarized and translated (in either
> >> direction). btw interesting threads should always be summarized !
> >> - of course if we find volunteers for other languages they'd be
> >I definitely agree. I really would like to see this happening and
> >especially not only for French, but for a lot of other languages.
> >Any volunteers speaking other languages ? Voice out !
> So from now on we decide that posting messages in french on this list is
> possible, even encouraged (the same is true for other languages too).
> those who are able to answer (technically speaking) can answer in french
> (same for other languages).
> english remains the main language on the list, and the common one. given
> this, it is highly encouraged that people who are able to do it summarize
> and translate interesting french threads in english, so as the main part
> the subscribers can benefit of its contents (same for other languages).
> the only limit (mainly due to legacy mail systems) is that, whatever the
> language is, only the good old standard ascii characters may be used. no
> accented, no diacritical signs, aso (until every mailer is unicode
> compliant !) to ensure a worldwide readability.
> i read several list charters, none imposes the use of english nor it
> forbids the use of other languages.
> so who agrees ? who disagrees ?
I strongly disagree! Creating a French mailing list is not useful (IMHO),
but anyone is free. But altering this list making many people (ie. me)
unable to understand all threads is wrong!