Re: kconfig .po files in kernel tree? [Was: Documentation/HOWTO translatedinto Japanese]

From: Rene Herman
Date: Mon Jun 11 2007 - 05:11:54 EST

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.


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