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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy



On 05/19/2009 04:24 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
Note that this one is tricky.  A generic flag is fine.  But if a real
group (not necessarily a country) associates themselves with the flag,
it would become banned under the current policy.

Then what would a "generic" flag be? Single-color flags are often used by
political groups (e.g. all black = fascist, so if you thought to avoid the
issue by using that, you've just made it worse).

"""
Flag images which are not specific to any location, country, nation, geopolitical entity, language, ethnocultural concept, religion, political movement, or institutions are permitted
"""

So yep, as you point out, the generic flag exception is somewhat hard to work with.

The only reasonable definition of "generic" I can see is "this flag is not
used to represent a country", e.g. a set of flags being used as an icon
for "localization".


That's unfortunately not the definition being used here. If it was, it would be a more helpful clause.

-Toshio


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