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Re: [Debconf-team] [DC14] Portland team: DebConf in the USA

We will find unacceptable lines with each of the proposals. But it is
not the right time to get too much into the details on how and what
offers to make - Lets first decide on the bids. Stating the visa
problem is enough for now. We should later come to decisions on how to
implement a workaround for said problems, if needed.

Daniel Pocock dijo [Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 09:50:28AM +0100]:
> Agreed that it is possible to subtract from the stats those people who
> already have a 10 year US visa.
> On the other hand, it is not just small percentages of small
> percentages: it's more than half the world's population. 
> All but one of the world's top 10 countries[1] all seem to have been
> discriminated against in constructing the VWP country list[2].

The problem is much more complex than what you portrait. For example,
the density of Debian people in those countries severely skews the
data. Or, the fact that many of us who do need a US visa got it three
years ago (although some others didn't get it, of course).

Lets wait until we have the certainty we have to cross that bridge.

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