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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Tue Oct 5 15:07:01 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-05 05:12, Margot a écrit :
> 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:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on one's point of view, by 
international convention (meaning that all parties were in agreement at 
the time of signing) Ireland's country code is IE. Ireland was part of 
this agreement.


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