Magnus Boman on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:42:48 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> For those who wanted to "give Trump a chance"

   On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 11:31 PM Michael Gurstein <> wrote:

     For those who wanted to "give Trump a chance" it seems he is out of
     chances already :
     For those finding it difficult to keep up - here's a run down of the
     week so far To recap:


Thank you for the astounding list. The nerd world is slowly waking up to
this one, in particular:

USENIX has released the following statement, also available at

USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, strongly objects to
President Trumps Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign
Terrorist Entry To The United States, signed on January 27, 2017, which
suspends the issuance of visas and other immigration benefitsincluding
entry into the United Statesto nationals of countries of particular

USENIX organizes conferences that are the essential meeting grounds for
discussion of the most advanced research in all aspects of computing
systems. This Executive Order threatens the mission of USENIX by
limiting the ability of non-U.S citizens, including engineers, system
administrators, scientists, researchers, technicians, academics, and
students, to attend our conferences and collaborate on the latest

This collaboration benefits not only our members, but also industry,
society at large, and the U.S. government itself.

USENIX is committed to promoting open access to technical knowledge,
while fostering diversity and the next generation of researchers. We
have always welcomed members and conference attendees of diverse
backgrounds, and will continue to do so. We invite authors
(, presenters (,
or organizers ( who are unable or unwilling
to travel to our upcoming conferences under the current circumstances to
contact USENIX to discuss how they can continue to contribute to the
community. If you are unable to attend one of our events due to this
Executive Order, we encourage you to speak out via Twitter (@usenix).

"All we are saying is give smack a chance" - Tim Buckley, on stage in
LA, Sept 3, 1969


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