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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] block: Move away from anglo-centricity

From: Christian Borntraeger
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] block: Move away from anglo-centricity
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 19:56:50 +0200
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On 04/01/2016 04:50 PM, Max Reitz wrote:
> In its organizational structure, the qemu project is rather
> decentralized: Many different maintainers manage their own more or less
> secluded subsystems. However, regarding languages, it is still rather
> anglo-centric.
> This issue has been brought up multiple times in regards to user-visible
> output such as error messages and has unfortunately generally been
> dismissed, except for some UIs.
> Development always flows from the developer community to the user. Our
> developer community is just as diverse (or at least I hope it is) as our
> user base. Therefore, we should reflect this diversity in our
> development process in order for this diversity to reach our users as
> well, so they can benefit from it.
> The human-targeted part of that development process are comments in the
> source code, obviously. Thus, in order to exhibit qemu's diversity, it
> makes sense for each subsystem's comments to be translated into the
> maintainer's native language.
> Unfortunately, I do not speak Swabian.
> However, as a submaintainer under Kevin, I think it will be fine to
> translate the comments into German, as that is supposedly a language we
> both share.

Acked-by: Christian Borntraeger <address@hidden>
> I'm certain that this will not hamper development itself by much. First
> of all, many other developers in the block area are able to speak
> German: Markus Armbruster, Stefan Hajnoczi, Peter Lieven, Stefan Weil,
> just to name a few.

This also lines up well with lots of the s390 developers. We can then
start to submit bug reports for I/O and dataplane issues in german as well.
I am sure that Paolo will master German soon, after all he has a compiler
background so he can handle new languages by just learning a new frontend.


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