[OSGeo-Discuss] Language Specific Lists Summary

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) bartvde at osgis.nl
Tue Nov 11 12:32:17 PST 2008

Hey Chris,

luckily the Dutch are pretty English-minded, so 99,9% of the people will 
be able to ask the question in English, which would be my preferred way. 
If people really can't speak English, yeah they can come to the Dutch 
osgeo list, no problem. I would really discourage the use for the 
exception of language handicapped people.

Best regards,

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> All,
> >From my previous thread, I've come up with the following list of foreign
> langauge OSGeo discussion lists:
>  * French: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/francophone
>  * Japanese: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/osgeojapan-discuss
>  * Italian: http://www.faunalia.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/gfoss
>  * Spanish: http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/spanish
> My understanding is that each of these lists would be supportive of
> users who, for example, were having a problem with OpenLayers and needed
> help getting more help due to their inability to speak English. 
> It appears that there are also the following language lists on the
> lists.osgeo.org server:
>  Dutch -- http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/dutch
>  Portugese -- http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brasil
>  Finnish/Swedish -- http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/finland
> Would these lists be open to the above?
> Also, from the AGM, there were local chapters for:
>  * Korea
>  * India
>  * Germany 
> Which are not represented in these lists. Are there lists for these
> chapters hosted elsewhere? Would they be open to such questions?
> Regards,

Bart van den Eijnden
OSGIS, Open Source GIS
bartvde at osgis.nl

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