This is the question at the end of today’s Weekly Newsletter #2021.50
The languages proposed are all of European origin (though the majority of speakers are not European). But the FOSS initiative should be of greatest benefit in countries where people can’t afford monopoly software and the latest monopoly hardware and have a broader linguistic background.
On the other hand, the European Union is currently very active in trying to regulate this field, it works in many languages, there is a new Linux initiative in Germany, and there is willingless to help less well-off countries. I think we should be ambitious and ask for an EU organism to be set up, that encourages non-political discussion and pressure groups that are working in the common interest by provideing and subsidising the necessary multi-lingual facilities. The It’s FOSS community would then be able to submit a grant application, and/or have access to the facilies. I notice that trade associations and lobbies in the USA are more influential than those European counterparts that exist, and think the lack of a multi-lingual infrastructure may be partly to blame.