Microsoft's responce to article

Ann Navarro ann at
Mon Jan 17 20:07:37 GMT 2000

At 01:41 AM 1/17/00 -0500, Didier PH Martin wrote:

>PS: Simon, its even worse, you would have to pay 15 000$ to be a member. Ann
>what is your receipe to (a) pay only 5000$ or (b) get 15 000$ on shoe-string

It's an annual fee, you don't have to write a $15K check. 

There's no "recipe" other than prioritization. We decided that W3C
participation was an important part of what we do, and therefore the budget
reflected that choice. The same goes for any other budget decision, if it's
important enough, you find a way to pay for it. The idea that a company has
to be bringing in mid to high 7 figures before you can afford it is just,
well, silly, IMO. 

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