"Following a recent patch that translated Documentation/HOWTO
into Japanese, a new patch offered a translation of the same
document into Chinese. Li Yang noted, 'currently Chinese
involvement in Linux kernel is very low, especially [compared to
China's large] population base. Language could be the main
obstacle. Hopefully this document will help more Chinese to
contribute to Linux kernel.'
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds noted that he was happy to see
translations, 'I think that the policies and processes parts of the
documentation are things that make total sense to encourage
translation of, because it's entirely possible that those are
interesting and valid even to the people who aren't necessarily
directly involved in the actual coding, and may well be relevant to
managers etc who may not be _directly_ involved with the rest of
the kernel developers...'"