Re: [guadec-list] Registration fees

On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 14:20 +0100, Danilo Šegan wrote:
> Today at 1:09, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > Well, it's not like I'm getting thousands of dollars every month,
> > for the past few years I've hardly got more than enough to pay
> > for rent and regular living expenses, but that doesn't mean I
> > agree reg. fee should be reduced to 20 euros instead of 30
> > euros :).  That cuts %33 of the registration fee income for
> > GUADEC.  I can ask for a half-price registration instead
> > personally.
> You said it in a different manner first: "if anyone hesitates to pay
> $50, perhaps GUADEC is not for them".  I disagree with that, and I
> hope I explained why it's not about "hesitation", but "ability"
> rather.  Some students in countries with different (as in "better")
> standard would be in pretty much the same situation as well.

Yes, the subsidies are for people who need them.

However, totally new people are unlikely to get subsidies.

> Even, I can imagine quite a few local people in Spain avoiding GUADEC
> simply because registration fee is too much: anyone not really sure
> GUADEC might interest them might skip it altogether. :(
> That's why I'd support GUADEC registration being free, but I
> understand that it is not really simple to make it such.

Murray Cumming
murrayc murrayc com

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