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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On Mon, 2009-05-18 at 19:32 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> On the other hand, KDE upstream explicitly decided NOT to ban flags,
> as they consider banning flags to be a political move and to go
> against KDE's principle of political neutrality. 

Consider the following statement:
	On the other hand, $PROJECT upstream explicitly decided NOT to
	ban profanity, as they consider banning profanity to be a
	political move and to go against $PROJECT's principle of
	political neutrality.

Would people be arguing to ship that project, unmodified, in Fedora?

Try the same statement with s/profanity/sexually explicit images/.
Or anything that offends some people irrationally.

Besides, the KDE position doesn't make any sense -- you either ship (for
example) a Taiwanese flag, or you don't. Either way, you've thrown your
opinion into the ring. Only by _avoiding_ flags altogether do you get to
avoid participating in the political debate, and remain neutral.

-- 
David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David Woodhouse intel com                              Intel Corporation


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