[FOSDEM] visas and invitation letters

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Mon Dec 21 19:12:39 CET 2015


The politics is relevant only insofar as one needs to be aware, it is
probably too late to start a visa process for someone from our former
colonies.

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs at kinkhorst.com> wrote:
> On Mon, December 21, 2015 18:32, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> On 21/12/15 18:24, Emanuil Tolev wrote:
>>> Gah, what a headache. Is there some kind of tourist visa that Schengen
>>> allows? I can't believe we allow nobody to enter the Schengen area
>>> without an invite by a citizen, that just seems ridiculous.
>>
>> The thing that is really ridiculous is that European countries ransacked
>> the countries these people come from and now these people are the ones
>> being fingerprinted
>>
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_of_Darkness
>
> I think your sneer at present-day Belgians by relating them to events from
> colonial history is completely out of line. Belgians host a great
> conference for us through hard work and it's even free of charge. On their
> mailing list, they can do without your references to their colonial
> history which I'm sure they personally had not the slightest part in. Or
> even any politial discussion, for that matter, because it's completely off
> topic.
>
>
> Thijs
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