Re: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article
----- Original Message ----- From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@s...> > 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. <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Prospectus/Joining> There are two classes of membership: Full and Affiliate. The annual fee for Full Members is $US 50,000. The annual fee for Affiliate Members is $US 5,000. There are no differences in Member benefits between the two classes of membership. All new Members must commit to a three-year initial term of membership. After that, membership renews annually. </http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Prospectus/Joining> I think it says that 3 * 5 = $15.000. Rgds.Paul. PS. Ah, does not matter, does not matter ... James Clark is still there. 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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