Re: [Ietf108planning] Registration open for IETF 108

Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca> Thu, 11 June 2020 18:58 UTC

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From: Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca>
To: Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, IETF Discussion Mailing List <ietf@ietf.org>
Subject: Re: [Ietf108planning] Registration open for IETF 108
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Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com> wrote:
    > Lets put all the funding options on the table including the option we would
    > start with if we were setting up the IETF from scratch: An
    > annual membership fee.

...

    > A $500 annual membership fee to cover all the office/secretariat costs
    > would cut the Gordian knot and decouple funding from the meetings. Members
    > would get a reduction in the meeting fees to account for the fact they have
    > already 'paid'. Once meetings and revenues are decoupled, interim meetings
    > no longer represent a concern.

I could live with this, and I believe that we can resolve the nomcom issue.

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