[Chicago] Pycon / Havana (hijacked GIL thread)

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 18:14:23 CEST 2011

This article finally mentions open source in the last two paragraphs:


Of course there's nothing to stop not-USA hardware vendors from installing
state of the art equipment at the University of Havana or even in someone's

However, in a small island culture people gossip a lot and it's hard to keep
any secrets from those playing a role in government, news travels fast.


The flow chart I'm looking at shows people smuggling in a lot of hardware,
or just importing it in the clear.

The lift on personal computer use and optical fiber from Venezuela suggests
we could do a Pycon there in the pretty near future.

By "we" I don't necessarily mean to include unfree USAers, political
prisoners of their own laws in this case.

Of course geeks are less unfree++ (double plus unfree) as they can post to
servers in Cuba right now if they want to, via various proxies.  No


On Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Christian Long <christianzlong at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 7/29/2011 5:00 AM, chicago-request at python.org wrote:
>> Doesn't Cuba outlaw computers?
> The only computers allowed in private hands are those imported before the
> revolution. Hence the "univaqueros" and their lovingly-tended machines. All
> those tubes are hand-blown, due to the embargo.
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