Re: [Debconf-team] [DC14] Portland team: DebConf in the USA
On 03/16/2013 10:27 AM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> The bid itself doesn't specify anything about the above, it just gives a
> link to DC10, which leaves me feeling that the bid team has
> underestimated the seriousness of these issues.
The DebConf10 wiki page covered it thoroughly (including commentary from
different perspectives), so linking to that page seemed more sensible
than repeating all the info in the DebConf14 proposal.
I ran a 3000 attendee free software conference in the US from 2005-2010,
and have helped organize other smaller US-based free software
conferences for over a decade, and visas have never been a statistically
significant factor. There are a few odd cases, it's true, but they're rare.
It helps to have a letter of invitation from the conference, and I'm
happy to put in the extra hours to draft those for anyone who wants them.