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   RE: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article

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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: "xml-dev" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 13:08:26 -0500

At 12:00 AM 1/17/00 -0500, Didier PH Martin wrote:
>Again, I've managed our membership to the W3C starting on the most
>shoe-string of budgets, so "it's too expensive" really rings hollow here.
>You either commit to it, or you don't.

For a lot of one-person shops, myself included, $5000/year amounts to a
tithe (one part in ten) or much worse.  Perhaps if I felt a deep religious
commitment to the Web, I'd be willing to contribute at this level, but I've
had a hard enough time finding the $250 for OASIS.

Book-writing isn't that lucrative a business, however much I may enjoy it.
I don't see why that should keep me out of the W3C, however.

Simon St.Laurent
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