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Re: W3.Org membership fee structure

From: Admin <contact@takeyellow.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 11:05:06 +1100
Message-ID: <55c5b93b0812061605j41b15f41u80a893dbb78f760@mail.gmail.com>
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I guess the differenct between is that $900 is a more worth in India
than in the US. If there was only one fee structure - many could never
afford the membership fee.



On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Admin <contact@takeyellow.com> wrote:
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> I checked W3.org towards joining and was surprised to find a membership fee
> structure which seemed to be based on some sort of country-based
> affordability schema.. (e.g. a small company in India would pay 953 USD
> annually..).  ~ We can't understand the difference between a small company
> in India and a small company in the US.
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> If cost of membership exceeds a certain percentage of a company's revenues,
> it becomes unaffordable (especially in these times).  Also, by setting high
> prices, the membership pricing schema appears to be exclusionary.
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> Are you planning any pricing changes to enlarge the ranks of the
> participating organizations?
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> Please advise.
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