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Re: Debian joning OASIS?

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002 11:07:04 -0500
"Mark Johnson" <mrj@debian.org> wrote:

> On Monday, March 11, Federico Di Gregorio wrote:
> > 
> > I have a propostal I believe would benefit OASIS as a whole: why
> > doesn't OASIS accept Debian as an associate without requiring any
> > payement? 
> Because they can't afford it. The members services director informed
> me that the $1000 membership fee is mostly subsidized by the
> for-profit members, and doesn't cover the true costs of the
> membership.

Lots of not profit organisations get by without _demanding_ those who
contribute manpower also contribute financially.

Maybe they need to examine the cost/benefits of the services they provide,
particularly assess wether the services they supply are required in order
to maintain Docbook.


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