Mathieu Blondel wrote:
Add to that, (No
offense Masao or Kouhei), neither speak much English. So it's kinda a
language barrier there to. Though we're slowly educating them to the
way us American's talk, I'm sure.
WTF! Educating them?? What about you learning Japanese? You know, you
Americans are not the only people on earth. A (free software) community
is about people from all over the world, with different backgrounds,
cultures, and languages...
Unlike you, I don't feel that barrier and I think that their English
skills are enough to communicate on this list and carry out their
maintainer's duties. Besides, as this thread shows, there are always
other people to answer. What you said is irrelevant.
The rest isn't applicable here, cause I agree with it, and it doesn't
apply to what I wanted to reply about. I had a feeling something like
this would come out, if I made the remark, and was trying to light step
it. But, I did want to point out a few things.
1.) Educating them was meant to be a light talk, wasn't meant to be
2.) I have been learning some Japanese, but it's been sparse and in
between. I love to learn their language, and their history more
in-depth, cause I am completely fascinated by their culture.
3.) Yes, I know American's aren't the only ones on the face of the
Earth, there are many cultures that make up the Earth, many religions,
and so forth. I believe in the right to be different, and have one's
own view of the world, being Wiccan and all. So you won't get no
argument from me there.
4.) I don't see it as a barrier, for what Masao and Kouhei does, is
very admirable. Communication is one of the hardest things to do, when
there are so many perspectives, I meant it only as a warning for
others, that may get upset when they look at their replies, and may
start to flame. Hence for the part of the No offense to Masao and
Kouhei. And they are learning I am sure, by reading what we say, and
translating it back into their own natural language. It's a learning
experience for anyone who speaks another language, Programming or not.
5.) American isn't even a language per say, it doesn't conform to the
English dialect as it was truely meant to be spoken in England. It is,
in all terms of the word, slang.
6.) Lastly, I didn't mean this or the last as an offensive email to
anyone, I am sorry you took it that way. I only meant to point out to
be patient with the developers. They are doing what they can, with
what little time they have. Also, note that this is an English
speaking mailing list, designated by the ruby-gnome2-devel-en
part of the email address.
Again, I apologize for the offensiveness of my last email that anyone