RE: why must Debian call Taiwan a "Province of China"?
Erik Steffl wrote:
> That's why I think it is better to use standard names, even though some
> of them might be objectionable from certain perspectives.
But that's the point! The name is objectionable from a technical
perspective: it's unnecessarily long and bulky. We are not writing
"Germany (Federal Republic of)", so why write "Taiwan (Province of
China)"? Just because some piece of paper says it?
> Now if debian decides to make a political statement and call taiwan
> taiwan I am kinda for it, but let's not pretend that it's not a
> political statement, that it's neutral.
The ISO standard is the thing that's being a political statement, not the
other way round. Technically, we should just call Taiwan "Taiwan".