Ever since setting up the Rust Meetup Hamburg I’ve been thinking it’d be nice to have a German-language forum in addition to this. There doesn’t seem to be anything of the kind at the moment. Although I have lived in the UK for a while and am happy to read/write English, I would welcome the option of discussing Rust in my native language and think others might, too.
So I went ahead, purchased the rust-lang.de domain and set up a Discourse site at users.rust-lang.de with discoursehosting.com which is in its free first trial week but I haven’t invited anyone as yet (and this is not meant to be an invite quite yet either).
As I set this up I’ve been increasingly wondering:
(a) Is it ok to use the rust-lang.de domain for this? Of course I initially took it precisely because it’s so similar to rust-lang.org but at some point the feeling of being an imposter set in, also because I so far lack skill/determination to modify the Discourse base look and so it looks just like this site with only the logo differing slightly.
(b) Should I even be owning this domain? I’d be more than happy to transfer it to mozilla or - if that exists - some sort of Rust foundation.
© In order to have something on the main domain (www.)rust-lang.de I’ve put up a few links of stuff I’m reading but I thought it might be worth turning this into something more useful for everybody eventually. I’m not going to attempt to translate the Rust book though just perhaps keep it updated with links to German content on Rust (there isn’t much as yet from what I see but no doubt that’ll change).
Would welcome your thoughts.
Also, if anyone is interested in helping getting this set up, no matter which domain it ends up on, helping with admin/moderation or with a bit of a design talent (a logo that is less rubbish than http://rust-lang.de/logos/rust-logo-blk-de.png would be nice) please do give me a shout.