On Tuesday 03 February 2009 08:14:20 Kevin Kofler wrote:
Eli Wapniarski wrote:
> Absolutely agree. There is no legal liability issue in every country
> other than in China. Which means that if you include the flags people
> living in the Peoples Republic of China will not be able to legally use
> Fedora. Which means that any maverick out there could potentially face
> prosecution depending on the mood of the authorities over there or,
> potentially have every download site with a Fedora distro blocked by The
> Great Firewall of China. Meaning the people over there won't be able to
> get Fedora at all. Putting the flags in a third party repository allows
> us users to install the flags if we want them (we do want them don't we).
> If a maverick chooses to install them, then they can do so with eyes wide
> open if, of course, The Great Firewall of China will allow them access to
> the repositories.
> I realize for most of us it's a freedom of speech issue. I agree it sucks
> big time. But, we don't live in China. And with 3rd party repos we can be
> "polite" while having our cake and eating it too. The Chinese can get
> Fedora without us picking a fight we can't win.
But a lot of countries ban things, for example some countries ban games or
at least certain kinds of games, others ban cryptography or some kinds of
cryptography etc. If we remove everything banned in some country, what do
we have left to ship?
The flags are not a vital component. I agree with the 3rd-party option, but
only if it is an obvious option. It just helps in a first-glance awareness.
It's what told me why my keyboard was not working correctly in F9. It doesn't
look as though there is any such indicator in F10 - is that correct?
I suppose that the country code, EN, DE or whatever, on an icon would do the
same thing. Since I don't use language switching I don't see how F10 actually
does it. The 'Add a language' has been said to have a problem, so I didn't do
it as I don't need it.