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From MJ Ray <ma...@cloaked.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject [OT] Languages // estas Re: [RT] Managing Flow and Resources
Date Wed, 12 Dec 2001 00:18:49 GMT
Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> I would say that it is perfectly fair, but would ask you in my best (still
>> very bad) Italian that we use the most common neutral language instead.
>This is exactly my point.

You know, I'm not sure it is.

>> Projects like Apache are pointed up as examples of meritocracy in action,
>> but what is meritocratic about giving people an advantage based on their
>> native tongue?
>Sorry, I can't parse this (you know, native tongue impedence mismatch)

I think this may be subtle humour, but just in case... Basically: why do I,
as a native English speaker, get to participate in Apache more easily than,
say, a native Spanish speaker?  If Spanish were my first language, I
probably wouldn't be here.

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