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Linux: Kernel Documentation and Translations

Jun 25, 2007, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"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...'"

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