[mb-style] RFC: Add Prussia and Russia to list of countries for historical purposes
Frederic Da Vitoria
davitofrg at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 09:12:08 UTC 2011
2011/6/24, Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren <reosarevok at gmail.com>:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM, Kuno Woudt <kuno at frob.nl> wrote:
>> On 22/06/11 10:27, Nicolás Tamargo de Eguren wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 11:19 AM, Kuno Woudt<kuno at frob.nl> wrote:
>>> I kinda agree with that. Although if we deviate from the ISO list, we
>>> should decide what to do with "autonomous regions" that are recognized
>>> as countries by a few other countries. It would be weird saying no to
>>> Abkhazia when we have things like Gibraltar, but it is a very
>>> political decision.
>> And obviously musicbrainz shouldn't get in to politics :). So the
>> process we use to decide which countries to include should be aimed at
>> capturing the data we want to capture.
>> If a particular record label identifies itself as existing and publishing
>> in a particular country, that in itself seems enough to justify including
>> that country -- regardless of how any other countries or standardizing-
>> organizations recognize it as a proper country. Similarly with artists
>> identifying as being from a particular country.
> This won't work. If you do that, you'll need to add Catalonia for all
> the artists who identify as Catalans and not Spanish. And if you do
> that, you're calling for edit wars.
Not necessarily. If an artist identifies himself as Catalan, then this
is Artist Intent and I don't see how the edits could be contested.
Actually, we are currently contradicting Artist Intent by refusing to
acknowledge such statements from artists. Which means that the real
question is: should we follow such a guide? Do we want to follow an
ISO standard or do we put Artist Intent and historical exactitude
above ISO compliance?
Frederic Da Vitoria
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