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Re: [Debconf-team] EUR currency exposure?

On 18/03/13 22:54, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:

> sponsors), but let's say "not much".

That's good news

>> If CHF is unshackled from EUR between now and August, what is the impact on
>> DC13?
> As we have been proactively moving funds to Switzerland (and to CHF) and as we 
> expect most expenses to be paid in CHF currency [3], my perception of the 
> eventual impact is that it is rather low. But I'm no finances specialist.

That also sounds like good news

>> At the very least, I suspect that people paying for their own attendance
>> may want to consider going to buy some Swiss bank notes now and putting
>> them in a safe place rather than assuming they will get the same
>> exchange rate in August.
> I think that this type of speculations [4] are none of the DebConf team 
> business: people can do whatever they want with their money. We should IMHO 
> absolutely not issue advices either way. The thing we should (and intend to) 

I agree, giving advice is not appropriate

However, alerting people to the options (e.g. think carefully whether
you prefer to change money now instead of August) and letting them make
up their own mind is within reason, and that could be part of the
initial communication when registration opens

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