[arch-general] [English] New Distro - Can't Read German

Jon Kristian Nilsen jokr.nilsen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 06:21:56 EDT 2008

I don't have much to say on this, but there are some points in want to bring

You guys think that discussing this on a hidden list and making the switch
without anyone knowing it will make the community feel that they are apart
of the archlinux community?

Personally i've been annoyed by sites using native languages for years,
because in very large cases i found either the project to be interesting or
the site itself, but unreadable!

"keeping Arch as a primarily English distro is a disservice to our largest
user-base." That just doesn't make any sense, what you guys are doing now,
is locking out all international users, isn't that too a disservice?

Why didn't you guys create a german site on a german domain? I got that
answer when i asked about possibilities getting a sub-domain for a norwegian
site, it's the exact same thing!


On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 11:35 AM, François Charette <firmicus at ankabut.net>

> Roman Kyrylych a écrit :
> > 2008/4/1, Maik Beckmann <beckmann.maik at googlemail.com>:
> >> Am Dienstag 01 April 2008 09:58:12 schrieb waldek:
> >>
> >>  > well, he did it. Polish was a bit too extreme so the peaceful
> fraction
> >>  > of "old timers" agreed to switch to German instead.
> >>  > More is coming...
> >>  >
> >>
> >>
> >> German? Boooring!
> >>
> >>  What about one of these
> >>   - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_constructed_languages
> >
> > Then I vote for Toki Pona. :-D
> >
> >
> Sorry guys, Arch originated in British Columbia, Canada, and as a
> contribution against the massive extinction of languages in this world,
> our distro is going to adopt one of the five Wakashan languages still
> spoken on the Vancouver Island:
> Vote is open to choose any one of these languages as our new official
> Archlingua:
> Nuu-chah-nulth/Nootka
> Kwakw'ala/Kwakiutl
> Haisla-Henaksiala
> Heiltsuk-Oowekyala
> Ditidaht/Nitinat
> Each of these has ca. 200 active speakers left [*]. Once the vote is
> settled, a dozen speakers of the chosen languages will be hired to
> train our Arch developers.
> A linguistic summer camp on Vancouver Island is also planned for next
> summer, so all of us can become proficient in the language.
> [* Source http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/howed/abor_lang.htm]
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