Matt Kaatman roundcube-dev at matt.kaatman.com
Tue Nov 28 14:14:22 CET 2006

Or maybe here's a better question... How do other OSS projects handle this situation? Maybe we can find some examples for our precedent.

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006 05:26:43 -0600, Matt Kaatman <roundcube-dev at matt.kaatman.com> wrote:
> I believe this may be a non-issue.
> What is the language called? If it's Macedonian regardless of the name
> of the country then we are ready to go. We don't necessarily care about
> the country unless there are multiple variations of the language such as
> US English vs GB English.
> I do agree with your view that we should use whatever international
> standards are in place. People are more than welcome to make any changes
> locally if they don't agree with the international standards.
> Matt
> Vassilis Stathopoulos wrote:
>> Hello Michael,
>> This is perfectly understood and a valid reason for you. I believe that,
>> with the current licence of RoundCube, everyone is free to either fork
>> or have their files hosted elsewhere for external download (ie not
>> distributed within) for others to use and enjoy.
>> There is no need for your files to be included in the distributed
>> version since it's specific only to the people living in a small part of
>> the Balkans which is currently called Former Yugoslav Republic Of
>> Macedonia (FYROM) worldwide and uses the constitutional name of
>> "Macedonia" internally. Following your idea, everyone would wish their
>> modifications, stylesheets / PHP files / patches, to be part of the main
>> RC distribution; this is just not possible, though.
>> If you wish for them to be included, I believe they should be in line
>> with the international organizations' decisions, whatever these may be
>> today or in the future, regardless if me or you or someone else likes
>> and agrees to. I do not object for these files to be included - I would
>> just want them to be included with the proper official naming.
>> Again, I do not wish to enter in a political discussion. I think this is
>> an open issue and there are decisions we should all respect, now and in
>> the future.
>> I must thank the dev-list members for their patience. I have nothing
>> else to point out on the subject.
>> Kind regards,
>> Vassilis
>> Michael Bueker wrote:
>>> Vassilis Stathopoulos wrote:
>>>> I would request everyone to respect the international organizations.
>>>> This kind request is pointed especially to those whom their
>>>> constitutional name is different to the U.N. name (although they have
>>>> every right to name themselves as they wish inside their own country).
>>> I suppose the proposed language setting will mostly be used my people
>>> living in Macedonia, so the name should be what those people most
>>> recognize and appreciate.
>>> ~Mik

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