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Re: have we quantified the EPUBCheck "ask"?

From: Garth Conboy <garth@google.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2018 15:09:39 -0700
Message-ID: <CADExNBOCWp_VYnfN+VcbsN6+to-w-30TJyK7Dad9dhbf_vK_GQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Cc: Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Steering Committee <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, Karen L Myers <karen@w3.org>
Yep -- I see the call tomorrow @ noon Eastern, to which the entire "
public-publishingbg@w3.org" is invited.  [Which I may, or may not, be able
to make]

G


On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:30 PM, Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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,
>>
>>
>>
>> Apologies, I was out all last week with limited access. Thanks for
>> progressing inc. setting an agenda for tomorrow’s call.
>>
>>
>>
>> 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).
>>
>>
>>
>> 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?
>>
>>
>>
>> As far as the quid pro quo’s for contribution I hadn’t heard that either
>> but we have discussed:
>>
>>
>>
>>    - 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
>>
>>
>>
>> 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).
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> --Bill
>>
>>
>>
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