Re: No Flags "Policy"

On 2003-11-21(Fri) 18:14:40 +0000, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > Think about the Free Software market though. If we piss off Chinese and
> > Taiwanese hackers - to use the favourite example - who might be inspired to
> > contribute to GNOME, that's a really bad thing. Lots of potential hackers.
> Yes, that came to my busy mind just after sending the email. It's
> obvious that we don't want GNOME lovers from China/Taiwan/etc to be
> forced to break their country law just to use/test/contribute freely to
> the GNOME project.

Or going to another extreme -- Chinese govn may simply block all
netizens from accessing *

> So, maybe it's a better idea not to ship flags at all. But my question
> is: what would we do if, for any reason, we really needed flags in a
> GNOME app (for example, if an encyclopedia application - ala Encarta - ,
> were to be added to GNOME one day) ?

Luckily GNOME hasn't come to this stage yet. It can be PITA.


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> Julien Olivier <julo altern org>
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