> From: matthew garrett <matthew.garrett at snet.net> [...] > > if we want donations from, say, companies (in the form of > > hardware, software, or services, not just cash), then NFP is > > absolutely more attractive to them... > No question about that. NFP is the desired/preferred goal, but until > then, we can still encourage people to help out, for the betterment of > their community. Or we can at least make it *easier* for them to do so > - subscriptions, etc. so we've identified individuals and companies as possible sources for donations... NFP status makes us more attractive to companies, but may not matter as much for individuals... seems about right to me... > > btw, how do those hacks like the HWG get their dough? > I didn't know what HWG referred to, but... from > http://www.hwg.org/resources/faqs/memberFAQ.html#I-4 > >> How much does it cost to join? > >> Trial membership in the Guild is free. Full membership in the Guild > >> is $49 (US$) per year. A Trial member may remain a free member for > >> up to a year, after which the Guild requests that they join as Full > >> members. For more information, please see the Membership Levels > >> Information Pag > > Let's see... at $49/year, that would be 250 members to make the > $1000/month so what do we do that's analogous? require a membership for the browser archive? or nothing?