Re: [guadec-list] Registration fees

Hi Quim,

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 02:05 +0100, Quim Gil wrote:
> I think we should/could apply a strong discount to GNOME Foundation
> members. Students got also a discount, as far as I remember. Groups
> (companies, projects, friends) could also get a discount.

That's about everybody, enough to make anyone not on that list feel like
a schmuck. There are about 450 foundation members last time I counted --
probably half of the people in attendence at GUADEC will be from there.
Making non-foundation members pay more is like saying "newcomers can get
involved, but at a price" ;-) Dunno, could be wrong here.

I wasted a bit of time searching the internet for last year's prices. I
seem to recall that "professionals" paid more than "students/hobbyists".
Note that most company people fall in the former category. So company
people end up paying more. This is fine with me, but I seem to remember
some whinging last year on the planet. Still I think it's a good plan --
to have a "hobbyist" level and a "professional" level. Not that it
should be apparent on badges or anything, that's poor taste IMO.

> Participants also need to understand that GUADEC is a main source of
> income for GNOME during the rest of the year.

I was not aware of this. I thought that the fees advisory board members
pay financed the rest of GNOME. Is this not the case? Murray/Dave?

Andy Wingo

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