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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Request for a German-language mailing list
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 21:38:09 GMT


Am 03/02/2012 12:11 PM, schrieb Regina Henschel:
> 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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