Re: Debian conference in the US?
> That's funny considering just how many people are risking their LIVES to
> get here. Then again, maybe its not, maybe its an insult to the ones
> who've died trying to get here over the years.
I don't think not wanting to go somewhere is an insult to other people who do
want to go there.
> > The DMCA is one problem.
> One which is not just a US headache. The "EU Copyright Directive" is
> coming next, so where will all you Europeans run to when that law
> eventually comes into force?
1) It's fortuantely not here yet
2) Even the proposal is not as bad as DMCA and most countries will
implement a much milder laws than suggested
3) Even if the DMCA was copied verbatim to Finland, I would prefer to
get prosecuted near home where I know the culture and can speak
my native language
> And this is also only a US problem?
Don't take us wrong, of course it's not. It's just that US IPR enforcement
policies there are currently quite unpredictable and the general (or even
*official*) attitude toward foreigners isn't exactly warm at the moment.
Please don't take it as a personal insult. I've visited USA multiple times,
like especially NYC and have taken some very nice photos from the WTC etc.
Still, even if I'm overly cautios, I just don't want to risk getting
imprisoned in a foreign land for contributing to Transcode, for example. The
situation may change in the future, of course.
I bet there are places where American Debian developer's don't feel safe to
travel either but I doubt you mean it as an insult to people living there -
or people wanting to move there.