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From Jürgen Lange>
Subject Re: Request for a German-language mailing list
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:39:36 GMT
+1 for the mailing list

Jürgen (another one)

Am 02.03.2012 12:11, 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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