Re: [Diversity] 'Paywall, ' IETF self-sufficiency, increasing participation (was Re: Remote participation fees)

Ted Lemon <Ted.Lemon@nominum.com> Mon, 02 March 2015 02:03 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Diversity] 'Paywall, ' IETF self-sufficiency, increasing participation (was Re: Remote participation fees)
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On Mar 1, 2015, at 8:55 PM, joel jaeggli <joelja@bogus.com> wrote:
> You're gonna have to stop using my icescast server if you want to charge
> money to access it remotely...
> 
> Seriously  though, any number of the components of remote participation
> have been provided by volunteers or on a best effort basis even when the
> service itself has been professionalized.

Sigh.

This is all very hypothetical.   The reason that the idea of charging for remote participation came up is that if the service becomes good enough that people stop coming to the meetings in large numbers, we might need to.   But if we don't, that's great, and really the thing we should be focusing on is making remote attendance that good, not charging for it.