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Re: [Debian-NYC] DebConf10 pre-proposal: New York City

(Sorry for top-posting, but it seems appropriate here.)

Hi David,

Could you put the important bits of what you wrote into the wiki page


Then we can incorporate it into the presentation. Thanks!

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 02:13:48PM -0400, David Moreno wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 18:50 +0200, Amaya wrote:
> > The prposal really looks great. I'd love to get back to NYC.
> > And I really hope that, by 2010, $Obama will have rationalized not only
> > the inmigration problems, but also the privacy implications of
> > travelling to the US, the data retenction policy, the abusive "security"
> > meassures and so on. 
> DebConf should have to mess at all with immigration issues or problems.
> Most of the people potentially coming from outside the US just to attend
> the conference are specifically non-immigrants. The issues with
> immigration are a bit deeper and different than just for people touring
> and wandering for a few weeks. And well, from my point of view, it is
> always harsh to get through security points entering the country from
> Houston as from New York, just like getting to Europe via France or the
> UK (as from my own experience).
> New York City, though, receives an extremely number of tourists every
> year and this gets increased at all times. NYC lives its higher peak on
> tourism matters after 9/11 and this looks very promising for the city.
> According to some informal stats, New York received 46 million tourists
> in 2007 (citation needed).
> > Anyway be prepared, and not discouraged, to get a lot of complaints in
> > this regard.
> I think we have to make the proposal to show that some of these issues
> are just a matter of perception and some of them are not totally true.
> > My best wishes, I really hope Debconf in the USA will be possible one
> > day.
> Me too.
> -- 
> David Moreno <david@axiombox.com>
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