On Sat, 2016-02-27 at 09:18 +0100, Daniel Pocock wrote: > > On 27/02/16 04:05, Gunnar Wolf wrote: [...] > > 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. > > > > Debian does not have an exclusive relationship with SPI, the audit > committee wiki page lists several Debian trust organizations in > European countries. The Debian UK Society reimbursed one DD for attending a conference in Cuba, in 2006. (Reported here: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/07/msg00000.html ;) > The lawyer may also need to advise on issues such as: > - can US citizens be involved in discussions about such funding? > - can infrastructure in the US be used to discuss such funding (e.g. > mailing lists, wiki, or the BTS) [...] That's pretty damn meta. The legalities should all have been discussed back then, and given the relaxing of sanctions since then I would hope we could safely follow the same process now. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Knowledge is power. France is bacon.
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