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From "Alexei Fedotov" <alexei.fedo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] accepting bug reports/patches in other languages?
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2007 12:40:54 GMT
<g>Nadya might be too shy to mention that she knew five languages.
Alexei Zakharov knows Japanese and may translate reports provided by
Salikh. Tim is quite skilled in Russian.</g>

Seriously, +1 on what Tim has just said.

On 10/19/07, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com> wrote:
> Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> > Now I think we should create instructions on wiki on languages that we speak
> > describing how to file a JIRA. And put a statement like: "now we
> > accept defect reports and pathes on other langages" to the news
> > section on the main page
> > and to the blogs. And put the same statement on all languages
> > we understand with a link to instructions on that languages
>
> I realize that we are trying to be as inclusive as possible, and that is
> an honorable goal.  However, we must remember that the ASF requires
> oversight of the official business of the project by everyone, including
> the PMC, ASF Members, and ASF Board.
>
> Based on background and history, the ASF conducts its business in
> English, and we need to ensure that any official project business is
> accessible to *all* those who have responsibility for its oversight.
>
> So I have no problem with accepting defects and patches in other
> languages provided we have a 'trusted party' who will promptly translate
> them into English, so that everyone can see what is happening and
> participate.  For now I think that means we are restricted to accepting
> defects in English, Russian, and Chinese.  AFAIK we don't have enough
> body of knowledge in, say, Urdu or French.
>
> Obviously we can choose to do our own translations of the website to
> make it accessible by non-English speakers, and resources outside the
> project, like blogs, are encouraged to use whatever medium they like.
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
>


-- 
With best regards,
Alexei,
ESSD, Intel

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