RE: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article
Hi Ann, Ann said: The HTML Writers Guild paid our $5000 dues when our annual budget was only in the mid 5 figures, so I have very little sympathy for arguments of "too expensive". It's a choice. If you want to be a part of the process and make a difference, you make the choice to do so. If you're not willing, then you have little room to complain. As always, individuals can be a part of the process as invited experts.. And the "resources" Tim was (most likely) referring to are W3C paid resources -- staff members, engineers, etc. Those aren't free. They could raise dues for the vast majority of memberships (the affiliates), but then we'd just hear more exclusionary ranting, so.... Didier reply: By the way Ann, how many member do W3 actually has? more than 1000, 2000, 3000? Let's say that it has 1000 members, so, 1000 X 5000$ = 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 morning :-)) Cheers Didier PH Martin ---------------------------------------------- Email: martind@n... Conferences: Web New York (http://www.mfweb.com) Book to come soon: XML Pro published by Wrox Press Products: http://www.netfolder.com xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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