[hackerspaces] Securing domain names

Serendipity Seraph sseraph at me.com
Fri Jan 8 19:13:18 CET 2010

Among techies, English if the most common, at least technical English. So it is a de facto common tongue in our community.

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On Jan 8, 2010, at 12:46 AM, Yves Quemener wrote:

> Hellekin O. Wolf wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:00:10PM +0100, Sylva1n wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:36 PM, George Shammas
>>> <georgyo at hackerspaces.org> wrote:
>>>> As a side note, you can reuse the country pages on hackersapces.org
>>>> hackerspaces.pl = > http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Poland
>>> Oh, sure, that's a way to do it.
>>> I would prefer hackerspaces.org to be 100% English, a place for
>>> international cooperation and exchanges, and national site to be as
>>> localized as possible.
>>> If every discussion is english, lots of people won't be able to join.
>>> On the other hand, when I'm browsing an 'international' site, and some
>>> infos are only available in Esperanto or Klingon, I feel excluded and
>>> don't like it.
>>> Am I the only to think that way ?
> As a non-native English speaker, I think hackers *have* to make an effort
> into sharing information in a common language. I think any technological
> information should be available in English and the local informations
> should prefer this language too. When I visit Berlin, Tokyo or Budapest, it
> is nice to be able to get the local informations about the next hacker events.
> Frankly, I'm against americano-imperialism as much as the next guy, but I
> feel that having functional skills in English is a must have for any techie.
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