Re: END OF THREAD, GO HOME
- From: Damon Chaplin <damon karuna uklinux net>
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: END OF THREAD, GO HOME
- Date: 09 Dec 2003 10:58:43 +0000
On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 09:04, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Arik was implying that including the flags was not worth the can of worms it
> opens... and he's right.
> I can do a song and dance, or we can end the thread with my dignity intact.
I don't think bullying people into stopping discussion is a reasonable
way to determine Gnome policy. This is an important issue - we are
considering banning something from Gnome. It is bound to be
I'll try to summarize the issue:
o We know that the Chinese government doesn't want the Taiwan
flag shipped in China.
o There may be problems with other flags now or in the future
and so flags may be more trouble than they are worth.
o They can improve usability of applications.
o If we stick to flags from the UN/Olympics we avoid most of the
problems with regional flags and other little-known flags,
including the Nazi flag and Palestine.
o Flags are used in quite a few places already, such as sport,
and on the web, even in Google:
o Flags are already used in KDE and in Mac OS X.
I don't quite understand why some people seem to think it is a clear-cut
issue. There are obviously valid points on both sides of the argument.
It looks likely that we won't form a consensus. But constructive debate
should not be quashed.
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