Re: No Flags "Policy"

As a Chinese from (Taiwan,) Republic of China,  I of
course prefer to see the "blue" national flag in
GNOME, but as a second opinion, shipping no flags is
OK, so long as the "red" flag is not there (except Red
Flag's involvement in GNOME that's excellent for
Chinese users everywhere, and Sun's deployment of
GNOME in mainland China is great news and deserves
full support). 
--- Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org> 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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>                      "The seats were very
> comfortable."
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Andy Tai, atai atai org
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