Two policy propositions for the country list

Eva Brucherseifer eva at
Wed May 19 15:33:52 BST 2004

Some opinion here

=> A is default (esp. if there is no translation team)
=> B can override the default (but only B and no other rule)

I think this also was George's original proposal. 


On Tuesday 18 May 2004 21:27, Rob Kaper wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2004 at 05:52:05PM +0200, Charles de Miramon wrote:
> > The internationalisation of KDE is made by volunteers spread around the
> > world. We believe that is the responsability of the German, British,
> > Macedonian, Chinese, Taiwanese KDE fellows to decide how they want their
> > country to be named in English and in their own tongue, which flag to
> > use, etc.
> Examples don't set good policy.
> A good policy: ISO C++ is good enough, so the ISO country list is good
> enough. That said, if a country is in that list, we should not worry about
> flags. The list is the list, and we should not divide it and create
> second-rank countries.
> > Conflicts aroused by people external to the project will not be answered.
> > The KDE project stresses that the Free Software license of KDE makes it
> > possible and easy for its distributors or any group or individual to
> > modify and distribute a version of KDE with a country list tailored for
> > their own commercial or political interests if they want.
> This part still rocks. If KDE contributors actually agree upon a better
> standard, let's discuss, but until then, send third parties to ISO, vendors
> and man:/patch.
> Rob

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