No Flags "Policy"


So, I get first dibs on this can of worms.

I strongly believe that we should not ship any national flags in GNOME. It
will be a huge source of problems. Everyone's seen what happened when Red
Hat shipped the Taiwanese flag (problems in China) and then removed it (and
it's easy to understand why Taiwanese users complained). Let's not make the
same mistakes upstream, and cause problems for all of our distributors.

The easy solution to these problems (because there are a lot of them) is to
simply not ship flags at all. This is not controversial or offensive. It is
not reactionary. It is a simple solution to a problem we can't control.


- Jeff

GNOME Summit 2003: New York, USA
                            "How was the opera?"
                     "The seats were very comfortable."

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