Subject: Re: ROC timezone & politics?
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 08/23/2001 14:49:18
On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 05:48:30PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > I just stumbled across Solaris patch 111098-01:
> > Synopsis: SunOS 5.8: ROC timezone should be avoided for political reasons
> > Files included with this patch:
> > /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/Asia/Taipei
> > /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/ROC
> > Does anyone know what's the rationale behind this? Should we care?
> Well, mainland China (that never accepted 1. Taiwans independence and
> especially 2. it's claim to represent China) is a much bigger market, and I
> guess less saturated one, than Taiwan (ROC).
> > Should we remove them, too?
> What do they exactly do - remove the name ROC, or remove the file altogether?
It's only the "Republic of China" part that's controversial, isn't it?
What's wrong with the name "Taipei"?