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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: speaker for W3C Distributed Authoring Symposium?
Date Sun, 13 Oct 1996 13:02:38 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > So, W3C want us to contribute freely to their symposia, but still want
> > $50k for us to join?
> $15k ($5k per year for the three years ending next September).

That's for affiliate membership. For full membership it is $150k (for three
years). I'll admit I can't spot the difference, apart from price.

> MIT sucks (sorry RST) -- UCI is not a member, even though we are
> responsible for about 20% of the Web technology standards.
> Nevertheless, if RST had the time to spare, he could probably get Jim to
> convince TimBL to pay for his trip, and note that the symposium occurs
> on the Thursday and Friday just prior to the San Jose IETF, which would
> seem to coincide with Brian's dinner party.  Something to think about, anyway.

Hmmm ... so we should support them despite disagreeing with them because they
might pay for a trip?



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