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- From: "Didier PH Martin" <email@example.com>
- To: "xml-dev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 22:15:42 -0500
The HTML Writers Guild paid our $5000 dues when our annual budget was only
in the mid 5 figures, so I have very little sympathy for arguments of "too
expensive". It's a choice. If you want to be a part of the process and make
a difference, you make the choice to do so. If you're not willing, then you
have little room to complain. As always, individuals can be a part of the
process as invited experts..
And the "resources" Tim was (most likely) referring to are W3C paid
resources -- staff members, engineers, etc. Those aren't free. They could
raise dues for the vast majority of memberships (the affiliates), but then
we'd just hear more exclusionary ranting, so....
By the way Ann, how many member do W3 actually has? more than 1000, 2000,
Let's say that it has 1000 members, so, 1000 X 5000$ = 5 000 000$.
Now how many people are on the permanent staff now? 100? 200?
How much money W3C put on PR?
I know, except for the number of members I'll never get these numbers, but
is w3c really lacking resources? like a guy said couple century ago in
Denmark (yes in fantasy land) To have or not to have, that is the question.
Ok I changed it a bit :-)) I should have said has it, has it not, that is
the question ( that is if hamlet was living in modern capitalist times :-))
Sorry, its Monday morning and generally I am not too serious on Monday
Didier PH Martin
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