[FOSDEM] more problems with visa letters

Ludovic Brenta ludovic at ludovic-brenta.org
Thu Jan 21 00:36:34 CET 2016

Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> writes:
>> That would void the point of the whole "invitation letter" system,
>> and could put the legal entity behind FOSDEM at risk.
> I'm not sure what you mean by that
> As far as I understand it, FOSDEM is a free event where everybody is
> welcome,

But Belgium and the Schengen area are *not* free countries where
everybody is welcome.  At least, that's what the law says and that is
the reason why the law mandates invitation letters.  Sending invitation
letters to "everybody" would defeat the purpose of Belgian law.

Ludovic Brenta.

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