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Re: have we quantified the EPUBCheck "ask"?

From: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:30:25 -0400
Message-ID: <CALhciFhcRc1H_uk9tm5m0iAxbrgUucYSh++VnkeStHaESZbkMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Publishing Steering Committee <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, Karen L Myers <karen@w3.org>
Speaking of tomorrow's call, I just realized that it isn't in either of my
calendars. Have I messed up somehow? I remember getting a whole slug of
invitations and deletions from Garth last week, but somehow nothing wound
up in my calendar for tomorrow. I know there was discussion of skipping
tomorrow because of the London Book Fair, but actually I thought we decided
to go ahead with the meeting anyhow.

On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:18 PM, Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
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> Apologies, I was out all last week with limited access. Thanks for
> progressing inc. setting an agenda for tomorrow’s call.
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> Apologies as well if I’ve missed it, but have we laid out a concrete (even
> if rough) “ask” for our hat-passing of financial support of EPUBCheck?
> Karen Myers has an interested party (major aggregator/distributor of
> ebooks) and for her to follow up most effectively I think she should be
> armed with a number (or I guess two numbers – ideal amount for initial
> contribution + soft commitment to ongoing annual support at a lesser
> number).
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> For example I thought we were thinking in terms of asking around $10K (for
> top level aggregator) plus soft commitment to providing $2K per year
> ongoing maintenance. But I’m not sure that I got these numbers at all
> right, and as well as an “ask” maybe we could aim a bit higher, for example
> asking $20K each from the largest stakeholders? (anyway if we ask $20K we
> might get $10K, if we ask $10K we might get $5K). Then for the smallest
> folks we think it worth asking for help, maybe we ask $5K and hope to get
> $2K now, with not necessarily any even soft commitments as to future
> maintenance?
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> As far as the quid pro quo’s for contribution I hadn’t heard that either
> but we have discussed:
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>    - All funds would be earmarked only for EPUBCheck development
>    - Funders would be acknowledged on the EPUBCheck github repo as well
>    as on any W3C-hosted official deployment of EPUBCheck (successor to
>    validator.idpf.org)
>    - Funders (who contribute a minimum of $10K)would get to participate
>    in a task force for steering development priorities
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> Again if this is already figured out, apologies for missing it. If not I
> would encourage us to get crisp even if it’s only a best guess. Then we go
> try to round up some funders (and if we get a couple very quickly, that
> will help us get more).
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> Thanks,
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> --Bill
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