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Date: 2001-10-24 (16:41)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Whither the Caml Consortium?
On Wed, 24 Oct 2001, Xavier Leroy wrote:
> The best answer to this question is: "well, here are some high-tech
> companies that no only use it, but support it financially by being
> members of the consortium".  (An even better answer would be: "And by
> the way, your main competitor is already a member"; instant adhesion
> guaranteed :-)

This intimitating psychological effect is a good argument ;)

> The second reason is less idealistic: given the legal structure of the
> Consortium, registering a new member requires some paperwork on INRIA's
> side, whose effective cost is likely to be in the $50-100 range...

This surely depends on the number of membership requests. If only one
individual applies, this may be true, but average costs per request are
likely to be much lower if 100 do so. Why don't we run an opinion poll
on this to see whether enough people have interest? Yahoo Groups offers
such poll functionality for free, and it may come handy more than once
when INRIA wants to get mass feedback from OCaml-users...

Markus Mottl

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Austrian Research Institute
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