Re: hitler's flag

There's no such thing as a "Gnome SVG flags package".  If you're
referring to the SVG flags collection maintained by the developers of
Sodipodi, a vector graphics program that uses GTK, you should talk to
them.  That flag collection, however, is a public domain clipart
collection.  There is no denying that convenient access to the flag has
a number of uses, such as the study of the Nazi regime.

I also object strenously to policies that allows the "lowest common
denominator" of free speech.  In the US, it is unconstitutional to pass
laws outlawing the use of or dissemination of a symbol.  I don't feel
that as a US citizen living in the US that I should feel beholden to
this ridiculous German law.


On Sat, 2003-12-06 at 22:53, Sebastian Heinlein wrote:
> Dear Gnome-Developers,
> I am from Germany and I was quite shocked to see the swastika flag
> listed as an historical flag in the gnome svg flags package.
> This is not just a neutral historical flag it is still a symbol for
> despise of humanity and of political action. Yes, there are still some
> NAZIs and "this is just history" guys around.
> You should immediatly remove this flag, since it is also forbidden to
> show and distribute this flag in a not historical way or commented
> context in Germany. This can punished.
> It is also no sign of historical sense and sensitiveness to list the
> flag of the DDR, too. This was the flag of the second German
> dictatorship in the 20th century.
> Regards,
> Sebastian
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