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SubjectRe: kconfig .po files in kernel tree? [Was: Documentation/HOWTO translated into Japanese]
On 06/11/2007 02:56 AM, Paul Mundt wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 01:59:00AM +0200, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

>> I agree. i18n efforts won't help one iota because people just have
>> to know English in order to participate in l-k development.
>
> That's a ridiculous statement. Non-native language abilities and
> technical competence have very little to do with each other.

That sounds nice maybe but it's actually simply false. Natural language
abilities and computer language abilities are very much related.

You also seem to ignore the other point that you don't _want_ to have
significant groups of people go off in different directions and not
communicate other than by a few selected interpreters. Here, as in most
situations, communication is something to promote, not something you want to
make easier to avoid.

I see your linux-sh address which seems to point embedded-wise? Really need
even better examples of significant groups of developers going off in
different directions, not communicating and not doing Linux or themselves a
favour?
> I suggest you step outside of your box and spend more time working with
> people who speak little to none of the languages you understand.

And I suggest the first thing they learn about Linux is enough English. Many
did.

Rene.

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