[vlc-devel] Christian Santa Hat removal?

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Dec 19 10:21:08 CET 2009

Le samedi 19 décembre 2009, Rob Whelan a écrit :
> Your own vehemence to the topic validates my concern that such items
> enhance the religious and cultural separation that divide the
> package's users.  I do not position myself as 'anti' anything in
> simply asking that users be given a cosmetic choice.  This is not a
> complex issue and is done with many many other parts of the software
> let alone something that is superfluous to its function.

Lets face it. VLC is historically a French project. France, while a 
secular state, has a strong Christian Catholic heritage. Also, VLC 
working language is English, which is also biased.

> This business of not supporting Moldavian is a little off considering
> the project actively solicits people to act as translators for any
> language it can find.  It would indeed support Moldavian if someone
> stepped forward to include that.  It does not actively solicit
> artists to create icons for Ganesh Chaturthi.

Just about everybody will understand the reference to Christmas. I don't 
think the VideoLAN projects opposes adding more icon references. But:
 - the date formula has to be simple (i.e. _not_ Easter),
 - and the reference has to be widely understood.

And I would not understand a reference to Ganesh Chaturthi, so...
Rémi Denis-Courmont

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