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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Non English Mailing Lists
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2011 18:23:12 GMT
On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 7:34 AM, seba.wagner@gmail.com
<seba.wagner@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I would like to clarify if Non-English Mailing lists are allowed.
>
> Background: I missed in our Proposal the Mailing List:
> http://groups.google.com/group/openmeetings-en-espanol/about?hl=en_US
> We made now a Vote on our Developer List to add this mailing list and the
> Moderators from the GoogleGroups List have applied to become the Moderator
> of the new list. Everythings fine from my point of view.
>
> But I've heard that using Non-English List is not allowed on Apache
> Infrastructure. Is that true?
> It makes me wonder as the OpenOffice project has 100++ Mailing lists in a
> lot of different languages. So I guess there is no such restriction and we
> can proceed right?
>

Aside from the good advice Ross gave, I'd point out one technical
issue we did run into with the OpenOffice podling.  The issue was
related to character encoding and mailing list archives.  The issue is
here:

https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=52195

So depending on what language you are looking at, this may or may not
be an issue for you.

-Rob

>
> Thanks,
> Sebastian
> --
> Sebastian Wagner
> http://www.openmeetings.de
> http://www.webbase-design.de
> http://www.wagner-sebastian.com
> seba.wagner@gmail.com

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