Re: [68ATTENDEES] Returning to Prague (was: Re: Hilton Prague)

Nemeth Krisztian <> Sun, 25 March 2007 02:11 UTC

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Hi John,

Just a short question:

> Even the "need to look at the people various visa regulations will keep out" 
> issue is, to me, secondary to this one even though I consider that one very, 
> very, important and hope we will never again hold two consecutive meetings 
> that de facto exclude the same people.

I don't understand that. Why excluding people because of visa issues is 
better (or secondary, as you say) than excluding people with health 
issues? In my understanding in both cases someone innocent is excluded. In 
this case I'd count both parties and decide according to that. Or, better, 
think about is it possible to locally arrange a smoke-free zone (probably 
yes) or a visa-free zone (not likely).


And now for something completely different :)

In an IETF meeting people from all around the globe meet. Yes, I know the 
largest delagate is from the US, but as far as I remember the plenary, its 
share is about 30-40%. I guess it's quite straightforward, that traveling 
to a different country/continent does involve some unavoidable 
inconviniences for everyone who is non-local. It's true for non-european 
people to travelling to Prague (or even for the non-Czech Europeans), for 
a non-Japanese to Tokyo, but also for non US (or non-local) people 
traveling to e.g., San Diego. However, if we accept this, and furthermore 
take a look also at the advantages (e.g., many people enjoyed this 
beautiful city), I guess Prague wasn't such a bad place compared to the 


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