Re: "Retiring" from DebConf
Thanks Louis-Philippe, thanks to you I know about this.
As a potentially person interested in participate in debian project
(but user since ~8 years) for me this is a very dramatic situation. A
project that is proud of inclusion and diversity. What kind of
diversity we can expect giving chance to a country that since its
early foundation forbids rights to the recently-originated people from
the place (Palestina)? I would like to know if there were any meeting
about this, I would like to know what other people think about this
topic. Ah, and this is not the situation of other post-colonial
countries (USA, Argentina, Brasil, etc.), this is an occupation taking
place right now. Making activities there, you are as
debian-inclusion-diversity project legitimating Israel. That is why
there is people that think that we must boycott the situation,
something that states cannot do because their relations with Israel,
related to capitalism, power and so on. Maybe that power reached
And I thought that the Condorcet voting method was a great idea
because proposed to have a more average environment where we can move
all together in a consensus situation. Avoiding extreme decisions.
This is in my opinion a very extreme decision.
On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 6:39 AM Louis-Philippe Véronneau
> Hey folks,
> I had been waiting for DebConf19's end to send this email. For lack of
> a better word, I'm "retiring" from all my DebConf involvement.
> I can't picture myself participating in a conference taking place in
> Israel, much less helping organise one there. Against the continued
> disregard for the rights of the Palestinian people, I feel the only
> power I have as an individual living in North America is to heed
> the call of the BDS movement .
> I hadn't been doing a lot of orga stuff lately anyway and I did little
> work on the DebConf Sponsors team this year. I'm mainly stepping down
> from my coordination tasks in the DebConf Videoteam. Someone else
> will have to organise meetings and events, craft agendas and keep track
> of the team's deadlines from now on :)
> As a result, I've quit a bunch of DebConf mailing lists, RT tracker
> queues, Salsa groups and IRC channels. I've also asked DSA to remove me
> from *@debconf.org* aliases. I'll still lurk in the DebConf Videoteam
> IRC channel and on the mailing list, but it saddens me to say I will
> not be doing any concrete work for the videoteam this year, or at least
> nothing related to DC20.
> I want to thank all the people that have helped organise DebConfs
> in the past few years, and in particular the incredible folks part of
> the videoteam. Thanks for the amazing ride this has been. I've learned
> and grew a lot as a person since Heidelberg and DC15. More importantly,
> I've had a lot of fun.
> I sincerely hope one day we'll all get to see peace in Palestine and
> : https://bdsmovement.net/what-is-bds
> ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁ Louis-Philippe Véronneau
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