[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Resignation

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 01:57:21PM +0200, Hugo Wau wrote:
> Am Mit, 2004-05-05 um 11.37 schrieb Josip Rodin:
> > On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 08:07:55AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > > Free software extremists I can live with.  But this is too much.
> > > I will resign from this project in two weeks time.
> > [earlier quote:]
> > > If this is your attitude, then I shall resign this project.  I do not
> > > wish to be associated with people who're actively working towards the
> > > independence of Taiwan.

> > After everything, Xu quits Debian because of *nationalism*!

> Is it necessary at all, to use names of political systems like names of
> states? Would it not be better, to use unpolitical names of geological
> formations eg. "Island Taiwan"? 
> People keep migrating and political systems come and go. Names of states
> and citys are changing throughout the world. Names of islands, mountains
> and rivers will stay for much longer time periods.
> I love the work, Herbert has done and I would miss him.

The name people are asking to have listed in the Debian installer is
"Taiwan".  Please explain how this is a politically-charged name.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: