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Re: [xml-dev] Transformation of RelaxNG syntax into presentationof required markup

Richard Salz wrote:
> I don't get it.  "Use the source, luke"  Just post the darn source code 
> and let those who don't speak your language go as best they can.
>         /r$
Swings and roundabouts, I suppose.   But source code that use variable 
and function names in, say, Chinese, is obviously not workable.

I have been told that Apache has an emphasis on "Open Development",  
meaning that anyone competent and motivated should be able to 
contribute, which suggests that English should be used.  But if the 
original group is not comfortable with English, they may not be inclined 
to participate.  So "opening up" might be the kiss of death, if it 
alienates the original group. There is a lot of code out there that 
never makes it into the English-centric FOSS world, to our loss. It's 
not a question about liberalism, but about how to make an environment 
that my friends could thrive in.

Rick Jelliffe

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