[WMCEE-l] Some toughs about the scope, selection of participants and official language of the CEE Meetings.

Strainu strainu10 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 22:09:40 CEST 2017

Hi there,

For my generic response to Tomasz's original email I refer you to the
Facebook post I wrote [1], but I wanted to address one particular
point that NikK raised:

2017-10-01 21:52 GMT+03:00 Mykola Kozlenko <mycola-k at ukr.net>:
> * Finally, Russian is not a universal solution. I recall reaching someone
> for CEE Meeting 2014 who had very limited English, but they were from
> Southern Europe and did not speak Russian either, they had a good command of
> German instead. I also recall CEE Wikimedians (not CEEM attendees, however)
> whose main foreign language was French or Turkish, or even Esperanto in one
> case.

Nobody said that Russian will be a universal solution. It was one
proposal to tackle the larger problem of communicating between dozens
of unrelated languages. This problem is real, and even if the size of
it is unclear right now, it will undoubtedly grow if the conference
becomes less chapter centric. If that proposal is not acceptable for
the Ukrainian community, perhaps it could consider alternative
solutions to it. Having UN-style full-mesh translation between all the
languages would be super cool, but probably not realistic. :)


[1] https://www.facebook.com/groups/1535273526719763/permalink/1971587173088394/?comment_id=1971598443087267&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R2%22%7D

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