[Mageia-discuss] IRC community channels - need a ruling from the board

Margot margot at otfordduckscomputers.co.uk
Tue Oct 5 11:12:13 CEST 2010

On Sun, 03 Oct 2010 19:48:58 -0400
Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> wrote:

> >>
> >
> > Using gb for the United Kingdom would possibly be politically
> > dangerous, which is why UK websites are .co.uk .org.uk etc and
> > not .co.gb .org.gb etc.
> >
> > The full name of our country is the "United Kingdom of Great
> > Britain &  Northern Ireland" - using the GB code is offensive
> > to people from Northern Ireland, because Northern Ireland is a
> > valued part of the United Kingdom but is NOT part of Great
> > Britain.
> >
> > As IRC is an internet service, I suggest we stay with UK for the
> > United Kingdom (to match our websites) and Ukraine should be UA.
> >
> Hi Margot:
> Fortunately for all concerned, the issues with ISO country codes
> had nothing to do politically, it was by agreement by all.
> Ireland has its own country code all of its own. ISO agreement
> are traditionally closely monitored by the UN membership states.
> Marc

Northern Ireland is NOT part of Ireland, it is part of the UK.

I know that Wikipedia is not always a trusted source of
information, but this page is pretty accurate:


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