2718Re: [decentralization] WG, per Sergei Osokin
- Jun 1, 2001Coderman,
> This is not what I meant to imply. Its just the fact that many opensource developers
> lack any kind of backing to justify $500 for a membership. ($500 is apretty small cost
> for a company with employess and advertising budgets)Having started, with a partner, a small business which now bears the burden
of trying to make sure that a number of other people can pay their rent I'd
like to take issue with that statement. $500 is $500 - if a conference
costs money to run (it does), and if some people get in for free, then
everyone else is pickup up the tab.
> I dont have a problem with this, and I can understand (the working grouphas to pay the
> bills) but it also exlcudes some people who would be a valuable additionto the group.
I don't have any problem with the idea of inviting people on the basis of
merit, but I don't see that providing open source is a useful discriminating
feature upon which to base merit.
> I did not intend to say that open source developers should get compensatedfor their
> efforts with free everything.I know. I should probably just go back to lurking now. This is a really
great mailing list and I don't mean to drag it down into the ideological
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