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Marek Lindner marek at
Thu Jul 17 04:38:57 CEST 2008

On Thursday, 17. July 2008 08:25:54 Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> BTW, has anyone asked Brenda if she wants in on this? And have time for it?

Happy to see that you bring that point up. I had a long and healthy discussion 
with her. The bottom line is:

- She really appreciates your wish to help and gladly accepts it.
- Mailing list fit into the Western style of communication not in the Eastern 
- Next to the cultural difference a flood of mails in English is a problem. A 
list would be less an issue if the list language would be Chinese or any 
other similar language as Japanese, Hongkongnese, etc (which is not realistic 
but should show the point).  ;-)
- Probably she will read the list but never post anything unless you directly 
address her (again cultural differences).

My suggestion: Create your favorite communication channel. She probably will 
follow it but not become an active part in it. Once you have finishd your 
discussion send the result to her directly.
We still try to help the Eastern people to understand and accept Western 
behaviour. That needs time. Meanwhile try to understand and support them.


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