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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy





On Tue, 19 May 2009, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha) wrote:

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 15:50, Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
On 05/19/2009 09:50 AM, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha) wrote:
Are there countries not agreeing with each others regarding the
official status of other countries (not like country A says country B
is inside country A, but rather country A and country B disagree on
the status of country C) ? Are there countries that disagree with the
UN regarding the official status of a "geographic area" ?

To answer your questions, yes, and yes.

Then we're totally doomed :)

Why yes, yes we are.



I mean, how could we hope to solve this kind of issue on our level if
even those of the world can't ?

We muddle through.


Anyway, sticking to the official internation standard list of
countries maintained by UN (if such a list exists) seems much more
neutral to me. We don't decide anything on countries, we use the
decision of an official organization empowered to make such a
decision.

Afaict there is no such list. I'd be happy to be wrong about this, though.



By abandoning flags alltogether, we actually make a decision: we
choose to side with those who don't agree with the UN.

No, we don't.

and afaict, the UN just muddles through, too. It flags lots of different flags but gives in to various powers when asked to.

Fun, huh?

Here's a short list of some of the flags which will cause problems in the world:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_active_autonomist_and_secessionist_movements


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