On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 10:26:45PM +0100, Julian H. Stacey wrote: > Ed Schouten wrote: > > > > --WYTEVAkct0FjGQmd > > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > Content-Disposition: inline > > Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable > > > > Hello everyone, > > > > I was just speaking with another dutch FreeBSD user (and developer) > > about FreeBSD mailing lists. > > > > I know so far most of the national FreeBSD user groups have their own > > infrastructure that doesn't use any services from the FreeBSD project > > (for example, the Dutch BSD User Group, D-BUG). > > > > Even though I am convinced the FreeBSD project should remain focused on > > developing its flagship product, the operating system, I think the > > community would have a great advantage if the project would already host > > national mailing lists, which should only be used for questions in the > > rare cases where the person doesn't understand English, but mainly to > > coordinate activities which have a national scope. > > > > These mailing lists could be used to discuss upcoming events and > > conferences, but could also be used for discussions about translations > > of the documentation. > > > > Is there a reason why such mailing lists don't exist yet? If not, what > > kind of procedures should one follow to create a mailing list for a > > certain language? > > > > --=20 > > Ed Schouten <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > Only country I know of is Germany: In that case there is a DNS > localy delegated namespace sub domain de.freebsd.org, & within that > there were (last I looked) 7 lists run from a majordomo@ (not a > mailman@ http:// interface though they do have a mirror of the > standard http:// stuff ) Each country's localy oriented nationals > can do their own thing within that.
I think that the question dropped by Edw was more of why this service wasn't offered from the FreeBSD mailman infrastructure. I think that every country and state has its own mailman/majordomo/ezmlm/whatever features, but none are ran centrally. Edwin -- Edwin Groothuis | Personal website: http://www.mavetju.org [EMAIL PROTECTED] | Weblog: http://www.mavetju.org/weblog/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-advocacy To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"