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

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 09:50:28AM +0100, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> And just writing off those people who resent the idea of being
> fingerprinted like a criminal as `conscientious objectors' is not
> helpful.

What is not helpful is your attempting to draw the bid team into a
protracted argument about aspects of national immigration policy over which
we have no control.  The facts are known, and the information is included by
reference in the Portland bid because *it has not changed* since DC10 in New
York.  It's up to the DebConf committee to decide if they think the
immigration regime tips the balance in favor of a DebConf elsewhere; and if
they have questions about the facts of the immigration policy we are happy
to answer them, but I'm not going to invest my time turning the bid page
into an apology for that immigration policy just because you think it might
give comfort to some hypothetical people who are unable to attend a DebConf
in the US.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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