On Fri, 2003-11-21 at 15:35, 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. FWIW, I think this is the only solution we can go for. I think keeping stock GNOME usable by all the people in countries that don't like seeing certain flags a good enough reason not to ship them. We can't leave it to the distros to solve this; although we don't do binaries, gnome.org does distribute GNOME and we have to have a policy on what it is. Just like we have our own default theme. -- Andrew Sobala <as583 cam ac uk> Given by our hand in the meadow that is called Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines, on the fifteenth day of June in the seventeenth year of our reign.
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