Avoiding Problems by Avoiding Decisions
sanders at kde.org
Wed May 19 07:36:06 BST 2004
On Wednesday 19 May 2004 06:14, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 May 2004 08:35, Heiko Evermann wrote:
> > Hi Don,
> > >>>FWIW that is what GNOME and Red Hat have decided to do. I
> > >>> think the flags are the cause of more insult/offense than the
> > >>> names and that it makes sense to completely remove them.
> > >>
> > >>IMO it's ridiculous to remove all flags just because there is a
> > >>handful of controversial ones. Did you even consider the impact
> > >> on usability?
> > I think so, too.
> > >The usability issue that I'm concerned about is making KDE
> > > usable for Chinese.
> > IMHO it is not a question of usability for Chinese, but political
> > nitpicking. But one could retain some flags.
> > One could just remove the disputed flags AND the flag of those
> > countries that dispute them. That would mean
> > * remove Taiwan AND china
> > * remove Macedonia/FYROM AND Greece
> > etc.
> > * and keep all the rest that is happy with their (and their
> > neighbours) flags.
> Full ACK. Why should the people of 200+ other countries be punished
> because of a few problematic cases.
They are involved with contributing to the creation and/or maintenance
of those problematic cases, as you can independently verify by
studying the history of those cases. The shame is that KDE is partly
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