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Re: Definition of COUNTRY (Was: Resignation)

Around 18 o'clock on 06 May, Dale Amon wrote:
> On Fri, May 07, 2004 at 12:19:05AM +0800, Wang WenRui wrote:
> Just make sure you have the options available. 
What the text(Taiwan, Province of China) is must be decided in d-i.
> We'd have two options. UK and Ireland. You'll
> see one flag or the other flying in different
> parts of Belfast. The formal government is UK,
> but many look to Dublin. Would seem fair enough
> to let people make their own choice. For us, the
> default answer would be UK; but many would want
> to make a different selection (perhaps 20%+
> of the population.)
> Likewise anyplace else where nationality is an
Do NOT assume it as a matter of course when you say "Likewise". The case
in China is not like the one in UK.

I totally agree with Colin Watson on this issue[1]: 
"Debian cannot win this argument and should not participate in it. We
have to choose names from some standards body somewhere, and no matter
what we do somebody will disagree."

Changing the standard *is* participate in this (political) issue.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2004/03/msg05328.html
> issue. Give all the possible choices and let
> people self select. 
> Make reasonable defaults; but make dissent easy.

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