Re: No Flags "Policy"

Hi guys!

Talking about the no flags policy with a Debian developer he has said me
that we can follow the iso3166 table about "official" character country
code. It contains countries and some regions, like Gibraltar, but we can
clean our hands and use this ISO as a guide to include flags in GNOME.

You can look to the ISO in:


-- Alvaro

On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 02:35:47AM +1100, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Hey,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> - Jeff
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