Debian and Taiwanese independence
Posted Jun 6, 2004 9:00 UTC (Sun) by smurf
In reply to: Debian and Taiwanese independence
Parent article: The new Debian kernel team
The problem I had with Herbert's point of view is that, as far as I can tell from my after-the-fact reading of that thread, nobody actually *did* "work towards the independence of" anything.
All people did was, IMHO, to recognize that there's a problem, and discuss possible solutions. One of these solutions apparently doesn't bear even talking about, in Mr. Xu's opinion.
IMHO that reaction is WAY over the top. I could understand (and would support) him if people had been talking about something atrocious like, just to pick a current-world example, killing off all the (Palaestinians|Jews) as a possible solution to the Mid-East conflict -- but not if the topic under discussion is whether it's worse to offend group A or group B with the wording of a locale name. :-/
(NB: This is not the place to debate whether Taiwan is, or is not, in fact an independent place|country|whatever.)
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