Microsoft's responce to article

Ann Navarro ann at
Mon Jan 17 17:47:34 GMT 2000

At 10:15 PM 1/16/00 -0500, Didier PH Martin wrote:

>By the way Ann, how many member do W3 actually has? more than 1000, 2000,
>Let's say that it has 1000 members, so, 1000 X 5000$ = 5 000 000$.
>Now how many people are on the permanent staff now? 100? 200?

You're way over allocating. W3C has roughly 380 members (some full, most
Staff is considerably lower than that (people pages aren't secret, you can
see those). 
W3C budget goes, of course, to more than just salary, though that's a very big
part of any expenditure. 

(and no, these folks aren't getting rich off member dues, they're paid at
academic levels through the host institutions.  Read  'underpaid for their
talents' ). 

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