[OSGeo-Conf] 2011 Process

Anton Patrushev anton.patrushev at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 03:34:58 EST 2009

Hi Venka, Arnulf,

Let me put my 2 cents to this discussion.
As a Russian citizen, I need a visa to each and every country I visit.
Well, probably except North Korea and Venezuela :)
Here I want to thank all organizers of all conferences I attended
before, because they always support us, poor citizens of Evil Axis
countries, with invitation letters and suggestions.

But our fellow organizers can't really help in case if country has
certain quota for visas (like US), and if my application is for
example 1001st, US Consul just has to refuse it.


On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Arnulf Christl
<arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> And talking about travel visa, if we do decide to stop again
>> in North America in 2011, the organizing folks should take care of this
>> issue because half the people living on this planet whom we now classify
>> as "other" may find it annoyingly cumbersome to get their travel
>> documents.
>> Venka
> Thanks for bringing this up again, coming from Germany I constantly forget
> about this type of problem. I currently do not know what it takes but I am
> pretty sure that being a US-based organization OSGeo can actually do
> something about this, at least for the US some kind of invitation letter
> could help. We should make this a mandatory issue for all conferences.
> Regards,
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