Christian Clé cle at
Tue May 3 20:39:18 CEST 2011

Hi Folks,

I'm not a very vocal member of the mailing list, but on this occasion 
I'd like to voice my support for the use of be-en, nl-en or lu-en when 

Christian Clé

On 3/05/2011 19:43, Sam Geeraerts wrote:
> Ciarán O'Riordan wrote:
>> I asked for fsfe-bnl@ to be created and suggested that the default 
>> language
>> be English.
> There you have it, folks. Straight from the horse's mouth. :P
>> The other option was to have four lists: nl-nl, be-nl, be-fr, lu-*.  The
>> main problem with that approach is that small lists tend to go silent 
>> after
>> a year or two.  Other problems are that German speakers are ignored,
>> Luxembourg's language situation is ignored, and issues at the 
>> national level
>> in Belgium would suffer from lack of coordination.
> Indeed. I think this list is pretty small as it is. I would hate to 
> see a lu-* list be just one guy talking to himself when he could be 
> giving valuable input for future discussions or campaigs (Benelux-wide 
> or otherwise).
>> ...but if you want an example of a different policy which has proved
>> successful, the ubuntu-be list's policy is that everyone posts in 
>> whatever
>> language they like, be it Dutch, French, English, and maybe German.
> I see [1] that their policy is: English is preferred, but if you suck 
> at that than any of the national languages are fine. I think that's a 
> good policy to put on the listinfo page for this list as well.
> [1]
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