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From: Tim Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 02:08:14 +1000
Message-Id: <4E80590E-D4F9-4E69-B371-4DE26D582726@gmail.com>
Cc: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
To: Webizen TF <public-webizen@w3.org>
HI All,

The merchandise question worries me, not because affiliation by way of something physical isn’t important; more because perhaps some people may consider that the cost to ship products (especially larger bulky products, such as t-shirts and coffee-cups) might inflate the ROI evaluation around the price - more than is necessary, and therefore be unnecessarily exclusionary. 

Perhaps some sort of card; and also perhaps, some sort of keyring - or stickers? (i.e. backwards facing ones for sticking to the inside of a car window) 

I think the most important thing - might be a card.  Beyond that card, perhaps “points” in a shop, which means people can pick what they want based on “RRP value”… 

If W3C generate more money than is needed; there are plenty of good ways they can spend those funds. 

Yet, if your looking at bulky items - can you have a look at the cost for shipping?  I also assume that these things will easily pass through customs, and therefore be received by all participants… ?

Perhaps three other factors.

1. noting that there might be a tiered system.

Individuals are different to organisations who were traditionally members.  I think it’s reasonable for W3C to have a tiering system, so that it doesn’t get hassled by Newbies who pay $100 “because their internet isn’t working” .  Overtime, with participation in fields, this may in-turn aid with improving efficiencies around the ‘invited expert’ functions alongside other benefits that may evolve, in a range of contributory vertices.

2. Where mechanising as packaged with membership may not be deemed ideal,

Perhaps credits in a shop.  Or some way to provide a discount. 

3. Involvement of regional W3 offices 

What were their thoughts and how will they be assisting in the promotion of the Webizen concept? 

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