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Re: Resignation

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 08:07:55AM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Denis Barbier <barbier@linuxfr.org> wrote:
> > 
> > KDE control center in Debian displays Taiwanese flag, so you should
> > certainly resign from Debian and join Fedora.  Well I did not check
> > if Fedora still censors it, but as Red Hat did, there is little
> > chance that this has changed.

WTF have you done translators? You've converted a non-issue (a translation)
into a political statement (Taiwan independent?) into a bigger problem for
Debian (kernel maintenance). You're not the only one to blame here (other
translators at debian-boot are to blame for this issue) but you've allowed
things to get out of hand.

So, please, Christian, explain this:

> Because, imho, this is a case where we plan to deviate from a
> standard. We have strong arguments for doing this, most of them being
> motivated by the Debian Social Contract (make our possible to benefit
> our users), and I think they will be even stronger if they are
> accepted to Debian Technical Comittee.

What _technical_ advantage to our users does this deviation from the 
standard introduce? I just don't see it. Feel free to ask for a change in 
the standard, if needed be, not in the name of the Debian project (unless 
you are empowered somehow to do so).

Last time I looked, Debian did not had any political bias. And now it shows 
up, hurting our ability to do technical work.

Nice job.


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