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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Request for a German-language mailing list
Date Tue, 06 Mar 2012 03:04:17 GMT
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 6:11 AM, 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.

More than 72-hours have elapsed.  There have been no objections, and
since you are a committer now, you can take the next step, which is to
enter a JIRA issue for Infra@ to set up the mailing list:

You will need the email addresses for the moderators as well.

As you know the legacy lists will be shut down in just 10 days, so
please don't delay getting the new list set up or helping users
migrate over.  Let me know if you need any help on this.

Viel Glueck mit dem neuen List!


> 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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