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Re: Debian conference in the US?

On ti, 2003-05-20 at 20:25, Aaron M. Ucko wrote:
> Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> writes:
> > While convenient for american developers, there are rather a number of
> > non-american developers who will not set foot on American soil, due in
> > part to the DMCA and (I imagine) the apparent dangers to non-americans
> > coming into the country.
> Two of the people I originally contacted said this too, but always in
> the third person.  I ask again, who on this list actually still feels
> this way?

I do. The DMCA, and various laws and regulations made after 2001-09-11
combined with the suspicion that the US has me listed as an
international arms dealer make me nervous about entering their

I have no objection to a Debconf in the US, however. On the contrary, I
think it'd be a good idea. There's a ton of developers in the US, and
many more willing to travel to the US for a conference, so it'd be silly
not to.

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