Re: ProgSoc Money
Chris Keane - Snr IS Sys Admin (Chris.Keane@nospam.aus.sun.com)
Thu, 17 Mar 1994 17:02:36 --1000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org.COM (Francis Liu RDC)
> > Some further suggestions:
> > * To have two diferrent classes of membership, say, full membership
> > and affiliate membership. Full membership gets all the advantages
> > the ProcSoc can offer, affiliate membership is entitled to
> > publications only. I'm sure if you think about it you'll see
> > why (see email@example.com.COM)
> Why affiliate? And how do you distinguish firstname.lastname@example.org from email@example.com? Why should you
> discriminate anyway? I thought progsoc was for all past + current SoCS folks.
It's not discrimination as such. What it means is that you can charge a
higher fee for people who are going to actually use resources as opposed
to people who only want a cheap TFM/Sun User Guide every year. I mean, if
it ends up that there is only 30 people actually using ProcSoc for anything
useful, why shouldn't they pay a different (higher) membership fee than
someone who was suckered into buying the manual.
No need to make the suckers fund the activity of the elite few.