lapeg peggy at
Wed May 4 10:01:52 CEST 2011

Dear all,

I like to join Christian on this (silent and motion).

I think it could be great to join force in Belgium. If english can
help that fine. We're now used in Brussel to this: each use his own language
for simple stuff, but each can also switch to english for technical,
complicated matters, so to be sure to raise the level of understanding,
without misinterpretation.

Bien à vous.
Beste groetjes,


2011/5/3 Christian Clé <cle at>

> 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 possible.
> Cheers
> --
> 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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