Request Chinese mail list and FrontPage

Schrey, Moritz moritz.schrey at
Tue Sep 6 04:48:54 EDT 2016

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 1:54 AM, Andrey Utkin
> <andrey_utkin at> wrote:
> > My vision is that if some nice people of Chinese origination AND
> > qualified as experienced kernel developers would have time and habit
> > to reply newbie questions on kernelnewbies mailing list, they would
> > often reply also to questions posted in English, because
> >  - to succeed as kernel dev you must have good English, so good
> kernel
> >    devs all know English well, and
> >  - it would be unfair to answer only to your compatriots when a lot
> of
> >    newbies of different nations want help, too.
> >
> > And what I see happening is that no people with Chinese names are
> > answering the questions here. Most of answers come from Greg
> > Kroah-Hartman, who doesn't speak Chinese I guess. However, I'm
> > watching this list just for two weeks, so my conclusion may be wrong.
> Hi, Andrey Utkin
> Thanks for your advice. I agree that English is very useful when we
> discuss kernel problems, but it's also necessary for us to have our
> native language maillist. With this list, we can talk about various
> topics, even trivial questions about kernel and I believe we can help a
> lot of Chinese developers. If we can't deal with some difficult
> problems, we will certainly ask for help in English list. Several years
> ago, we once had a chinese mail list which domain is http://zh-
> and many Chinese developer, such as Herbert Xu, Wang Cong,
> Mingming Cao and Bryan Wu, were active in this list. But, it's very
> pity that this domain is invalid now. That's why I request a mail list.
> Thanks,
> Hao Lee
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Following your rationale, there should be separate mailing lists for every kernel hacker language. This would reduce the scope of helpful answers and lessen the motivation to answer with helpful comments at all, as less people are likely to read it. 

Trivial questions of all kind have been asked and answered on this list. 

How should a Chinese kernel developer contribute to the kernel if he/she does not feel comfortable to speak English?

Due to the above, I feel that there should be only one kernelnewbies mailing list, which accumulates all newbies and people willing to help. 


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