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Re: Debian conference in the US?

Miles Bader dijo [Thu, May 22, 2003 at 04:06:17PM +0900]:
> Simon Law <sfllaw@engmail.uwaterloo.ca> writes:
> > 	Please don't hold the conference in the U.S.  I am a Canadian
> > who has not stepped foot on American soil since your government declared
> > it was at war.
> You mean the iraq war?  What's the point?  How is avoiding the
> U.S. going to help anything, regardless of how strongly you feel about
> the U.S. governments acts or positions?

It may be too little if only one person does it... But I know *MANY*
people who simply will avoid (to de extent possible in Mexico, at least)
buying any American goods. 

In my particular cas -and I think many other developers will agree- this
did not suddenly start with the Iraqi war - The USA have long been a
country with little or none respect for privacy and freedom, standing in
the way of technological advance. 

How will it help anything? First of all, if they notice that they are
ceasing to be the focus of technological development, they might
understand that they are doing something wrong. And even if they don't,
at least I feel better ;-)

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