[Foundation-l] Promotion of Indian languages

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 19:42:51 UTC 2007

On 25/01/07, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/25/07, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I can't find the exact source, but Alan Cox, the Linux kernel
> > developer, said that he was learning Welsh because "in fifty years,
> > languages that aren't on computers won't exist." I suggest that
> > applies to languages without Wikipedias too. Do you think this can be
> > leveraged to invoke some local linguistic pride and work?

> After the Montenegrin mess do you really want to risk the forces of
> linguistic pride getting involved?

I think applying it places outside the Balkans is fine. They would be
an example of an edge case making a bad rule, and I would invoke "no,
don't be dicks."

> In any case it isn't true. With have the data storage capacity today
> to make sure lanaguages don't cease to exist but the internet pushes
> us towards the situtation where they will be only one living language.
> Personaly I don't have a problem with this.

I'd think quite a lot of people here would ...

- d.

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