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Re: DebConf 2 post-mortem

On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 05:29:42PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 05:13:15PM -0500, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > On the same token, I don't think short-sighted political posturing
> > should determine the location of DebConf; I certainly can cite all
> > sorts of draconian laws in virtually every country in the world that
> > any developer could probably be arrested for violating if someone were
> > bored enough to enforce them, and nobody's ever made a convincing
> > argument to me that if $EVIL_CORPORATION wanted $DEVELOPER in jail
> > they'd particularly care where he was at the time.
> Moreover, while I can understand the position of those who opt not to
> visit the US for conferences, it's also my impression that the number of
> developers who hold this view is relatively small -- and certainly
> dwarfed by the number of DDs currently living in the US alone.  So while
> having the North American conference in Canada at least part of the time
> seems like a good idea for a number of reasons, I don't think the
> political climate is enough of an issue to NEVER hold DebConf in the US.

	Blast it!  Steve has caught on to our secret ulterior motive.
We have been coercing the US Federal Government to pass draconian laws
so that hard working people come up to Canada and spend their money (at
a lucrative exchange rate.)

	I think that having meetings during the summer in Canada has
many advantages, including slightly cooler weather.  Plus, the political
climate in the U.S. is still too unstable for my liking.  I'll go down
there when people in high places start calming down a bit.


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