Package Maintainers Flags policy

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Tue May 19 14:23:21 UTC 2009

Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 01:59:06PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 14:38 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
>>> On 05/19/2009 12:39 PM, David Woodhouse wrote:

>> And my understanding is that there _is_ a valid legal reason for it.
>> Distributing Fedora in some countries is _illegal_ if it contains
>> certain flags, and can lead to extremely uncomfortable repercussions.
Shipping Fedora is always at risk to contain componets which may be 
considered illegal somewhere due to the nature of "nationalism", 
"cultural backgrounds", "national laws" and the dynamic nature of such 
kind of problems.

This problem isn't restricted to national symbols (such as flags) but is 
subject to many topics (E.g. "uncertified games" in Europe, mp3 in the US).

> And since I was asked for my opinion, I think David stated it pretty
> clearly.  But frankly I don't think my opinion is needed or, indeed,
> that relevant.
Didn't you state to be intending to "lead by example"?

If so, you're probably better of to have an opinion.

>  I do feel strongly that FESCo, as a community elected
> body,
1/2 community elected.


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