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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Forming a community of Apache fans in China - Apache China Community
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:39:29 GMT


On 11/21/15, 7:06 PM, "William A Rowe Jr" <wrowe@rowe-clan.net> wrote:

>That was my reaction.  A dev-cn@community.apache. org could be a useful
>discussion vehicle to engage prospects and help with facilitating that
>engagement.  It wouldn't look all that much different than the usual
>English Q&A here on dev@c a o.

My initial instinct is that per-language mailing lists aren't a good idea.
 But I would not require that folks post in English either.  Otherwise it
feels like saying at ApacheCon that you have to go another room to have a
conversation in your native language.  Even if I can't read what is being
written by others, I can probably pick out a few keywords and at least
have an idea that certain topics are being discussed.

AIUI, while it is best if all discussion about development is on dev@,
only decisions need to be brought back to dev@ (and even then, those
aren't final).  Thus, I think the only requirement is that the result of
any non-English discussion would have to be brought back to dev@ in
English.   That's sort of the way it works for me in any face-to-face
interaction with teams from other countries.  They often discuss amongst
themselves in their native language right in front of me, then one of them
takes the time to explain it to me in English.  The Flex mailing lists
recently had a discussion in German because it just happened that the two
main people involved happened to both be fluent in German.

-Alex

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