Avoiding Problems by Avoiding Decisions

Piotr Szymański djurban at gnu.univ.gda.pl
Thu May 13 16:21:53 BST 2004

George Staikos (Thursday 13 May 2004 16:50):
>    The purpose of the KDE project is to create software, not practice
> politics or take sides in arguments.  It has happened several times in the
> past that we have found ourselves square in the middle of a conflict that
> we did not start, were not particularly involved in, nor did we want to be
> involved.  It happens because we sometimes make decisions that we don't
> realise are conscious decisions until someone points out that they don't
> agree.  In particular, we have in the past made decisions about which
> locales, countries or other such entities exist and what they are known as.
>  We did not intend to cause conflict, but in at least three cases I can
> think of, we did.  The latest is seen here:
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80330
Actually I dont think that every nationalist that knows how to access 
bugs.kde.org and has the time to constantly shout about stuff should be 
capable of changing kde's policy (what about the basque team now?)  which has 
been know and clear for awhile and no native citizen complained about the 
name of his home country.
Piotr Szymański
djurban at gnu.univ.gda.pl

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