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Hi, wrote on 2011-08-16 02:51:
In practical terms, require all who wish to contribute are fluent in English
seems rather elitist. I'm not ashamed to admit that my English is awful when
you need to talk. But I am reassured when I need to read or translate any text
in English or even write. Here in Brazil we have several people with fluency
in English, which can be "filters". I trust these people!! And I think it's
past time to treat Brazil as a trouble spot. Things have worked very well
I agree with Florian when he says that leave this decision to the local
community and would like to apply for this job I've always done since the
days of

let me make it a bit clear.

I consider it *crucial* that at least one of each local representative speak English fluently. If we have only local representatives not capable of speaking English, communicating with these groups will be a real problem. So, at least one fluent English speaker per group to me is really *mandatory*.

She or he can, of course, then act for the others as "gateway".

In a nutshell: From the project's side of view, I would require one English speaking contact, and would leave the rest up to the local groups.

Does that sound like a senseful compromise?


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