Stephen Frost wrote: > I don't see any problem with having conferences in the USA, or other > places for that matter, provided there are enough people who will go to > warrent it and there is someone willing to sponsor it. Lots of people > might not be willing to go to the USA for political reasons, probably > more would find it cost prohibitive. The same is true for conferences > outside the USA, I'm sure quite a few developers find that cost > prohibitive too, and I imagine there are USA developers who dislike the > actions of other countries and would avoid conferences there too. It's really not any more expensive to travel to Toronto or Vancouver than it is to travel a similar distance inside the US. Once you get there you'll find that the conference is cheaper since the Canadian dollar is (still) weaker than the US dollar. And I know of approixmatly zero Americans who have reason to boycott Canada. Sorry, argument does not fly. Anyway, I'd love to see a conference in DC, since I have family there, and it's only 5 hours away by car. I'm looking forward to Oslo more though, if I can find cheap plane tickets! -- see shy jo  If you're low on cash and it's on the right side of the continent, you go by car. Or greyhound!
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