[TYPO3] T3CON07 pricing and people from low payed countries..

Uschi Renziehausen typo3news at otherone.de
Sun Jul 8 00:03:50 CEST 2007


if there is one thing about T3, it is it's huge international community 
and I think, Ries is right: The price for T3CON07 is far to high for 
people coming from countries with low wages, and it is important that 
they are 'enabled to communicate'.

There is a special rate for students, so why not for those ppl. Perhaps 
there could be a special funding for that? I would be inspired to share 
and give my 5 cents, and I guess there will be a lot more people.

Regards, Uschi

ries van Twisk wrote:
> Hey All,
> I am sure this is not the right list but I am looking for the
> people that organizes T3CON07.
> I know at least one guy/girl (this doesn't apply for me)
> that really want's to go to T3CON07.
> However since she is from Ecuador he/she cannot effort the huge western
> European prices shown here : http://t3con07.typo3.org/visitors.html
> As most of you people know there are really countries (like ecuador)
> where hourly rates for professional people can be as low as $5/hour.
> And if these people need to pay the amount of money as shown
> on the price list they rather go to amsterdam and drink a beer then
> go to T3CON07. Also don't forget that there employers will NOT pay
> anything for them...
> So what I am asking is:
> 1) Who are the people I can talk to about this issue for this person 
> specificly
> and hopefully for people from low payed countries. We DO need to do 
> something for them!
> We do NEED these people to T3CONXX !!!
> Especially in the spirit of sharing information on a open source project,
> I do think it's more then fair for people out of these countries to give
> a huge discount of at least 75-85%. Or may be depending on some salary 
> standard per country?
> Don't forget,  in europe average freelance/company rate is at least 
> 50-100euro/hour,
> in countries like this (Ecuador) and many more countries
> you can divide that by 5-10 or more. So I would like to see for these 
> people
> the entry rate divided by anything that is reasonable.
> I am NOT asking this for myself ,
> if I had the time I would go and pay the full fee.
> Kind regards,
> Ries van Twisk
> Ecuador

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