Re: IETF 100, Singapore -- proposed path forward and request for input

Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se> Wed, 25 May 2016 16:53 UTC

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From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>
To: Melinda Shore <melinda.shore@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: IETF 100, Singapore -- proposed path forward and request for input
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On Wed, 25 May 2016, Melinda Shore wrote:

> Perhaps we should regard this as an opportunity to talk about which 
> forms of bigotry we'll accommodate and which we won't.

We're accomodating bigotry all the time.

Compare:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Singapore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_the_United_States#Visa_exemption

Now tell me how many more participants enjoy a lot less hassle in order to 
attend Singapore compared to attending a meeting in USA? Notice also that 
this isn't theoretical or low risk hassle, this is actual hassle of having 
to go through a visa application process with all that means.

There is no perfect location. They all have downsides.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se