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Re: Any Debian support for CubaConf



Daniel Pocock dijo [Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 11:10:15AM +0100]:
> Maybe it is worthwhile for the DPL to simply assign a sum of money for
> travel grants every 3 - 6 months and then people could shortlist all the
> opportunities like this, identify if there are volunteers who want to go
> and find some way to divide the money up fairly between them?
> 
> The MiniDebConfs in Brazil and Singapore have already been mentioned in
> a thread last week, there is also a MiniDebConf in Vienna soon and all
> of these appear interesting.

With the important difference that it's not the same to have Debian
presence at an external, general conference than holding a
Debian-specific miniconf.

FWIW, I'm *not* implying we should refrain from supporting
CubaConf. In fact, I was privately contacted by Valessio, as I'm among
the closest DDs to the island;I denied because the dates are
impossible to me.

Also worth noting: Back in 2011, I went to PGDay in Cuba, together
with other three people with a PostgreSQL affiliation. PostgreSQL is a
SPI-hosted project as well. SPI was, however, unable to reimburse our
travel due to the US-Cuba embargo.

I know the relations between said nations is on its way to
renormalization, but AFAICT the embargo is still active, so we should
better check with lawyers if we are to offer reimbursement to anybody
to attend.

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