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Re: [xml-dev] Re: Balisage 2017

No one's saying there shouldn't be a Balisage, just that it may be
better not to hold it in the U.S.

Honestly there's no good answer here since many people can no longer
leave the U.S. for fear of not being allowed back in. Holding it
outside the U.S. excludes them.

But at the end of the day, I think I agree with Michael. It's time to
start moving our events elsewhere.

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net> wrote:
> Michael,
> Your decision but as a factual matter, it has a more severe negative
> impact on Balisage and its attendees than the current regime in Washington.
> Taking a stand, at least for me, has always involved going in harm's
> way, not remotely shaming it.
> Hope you are at the start of a great week!
> Patrick
> On 01/29/2017 02:12 PM, Michael Kay wrote:
>>> On 10 Jan 2017, at 23:42, B Tommie Usdin <btusdin@mulberrytech.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Mike —
>>> Balisage 2017 is coming, and I think it may be an especially interesting year for Saxonica. The pre-conference symposium will be about Up Translation or Up Transformation. I expect many of the talks to be about XSLT.
>>> Will you please consider sponsoring Balisage this year? And, as weird as the political situation is here, I would like to encourage you to think about coming this year;
>> Thank you Tommie for the invitation. I would love to come to Balisage again. But I don't think this is the right time to be applying for a visa, and I don't think it's appropriate to sponsor a conference held in a country that will exclude people from attending on grounds of race or religion. Sorry, but I think one has to make a stand.
>> Perhaps you can move back to Montreal in 2018?
>> Michael Kay
>> Saxonica
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