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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Request for a German-language mailing list
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:59:35 GMT
+1 from my side for a German mailing list.

Best regards, Oliver.

On 02.03.2012 12:11, Regina Henschel wrote:
> Hi all
> We from the german-nlc would like to make a new start. The de-nlc has a long
> history and was one of the strongest OOo nlc projects. At peak times we had over
> 40 Mails per day coming over the de-dev mailing list. The de site is one of the
> most visited at the Apache OpenOffice project, and the chance is good that we
> can get new volunteers.
> The problem is, without a mailing list it's hard to involve newcomers.
> The English list es not really a viable alternative - same as it wouldn't be
> much good to force English native speakers to follow a ML with more than 40
> mails a day in Spanish for example.
> Non-programmers, who can do great work in QA, documentation and localization,
> have first to learn how this project is set up. They would feel more comfortable
> on a ML with less traffic and in their own language.
> But I'm sure many of those who join a German-language list will at some point in
> time also come to the ooo-dev. So it's not about splitting the community. On the
> contrary, it's about attracting new people to the project.
> We could of course setup a list outside of Apache - an alternative we have
> already discussed.
> But we need to be closer to Apache. A group outside would need very careful
> planning and coordination with the Apache project, and this would needlessly
> take up valuable time which could be put to better use. At the same time we need
> an up-and-running list need very soon, because the old infrastructure will be
> shutting down in the near future.
> We would very much like to know, what you think of our proposition.
> This proposal has been discussed on, see thread
> Actual traffic on the German-language lists are
> January 12, February 54
> January 249, February 179
> We request a list
> We are not strongly determined to "users", but "discuss" would be also OK, if
> that fits better to the common Apache praxis.
> Raphael Bircher and Michael Stehmann have agreed to moderate the new list.
> Kind regards
> Regina

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