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Subject: Cost of conference bridge?

Does anyone know how much the W3C budgets for their conference bridge each year?
I've never investigated the market rate for such things.
Or can we all just run to a VOIP server at OASIS ??!!!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [chairs] Conference call infrastructure
From: Rex Brooks <rexb@starbourne.com>
Date: Fri, January 13, 2006 10:45 am
To: Elysa Jones <ejones@warningsystems.com>, Juan Carlos Cruellas
<cruellas@ac.upc.edu>, Nick Pope <pope@secstan.com>
Cc: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org


At 9:07 AM -0600 1/13/06, Elysa Jones wrote:
>At 04:51 AM 1/13/2006, Juan Carlos Cruellas wrote:
>>Nick Pope wrote:
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Miko Matsumura [mailto:mmatsumura@infravio.com]
>>>>Sent: 12 January 2006 22:45
>>>>To: Paul Fremantle; James Bryce Clark; chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>>>>Subject: RE: [chairs] Conference call infrastructure
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Paul Fremantle [mailto:paul@wso2.com] Sent: Thursday,
>>>>January 12, 2006 2:39 PM
>>>>To: James Bryce Clark; chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>>>>Subject: [chairs] Conference call infrastructure
>>>>There was a previous suggestion that OASIS might sponsor or provide a
>>>>conference call facility for TC working groups.
>>>>At that time someone suggested using the freeconference.com facility.
>>>>Our TC has been using that for the last two months, but it seems like
>>>>we, like the compulsive gambler who has the bad luck to win first time,
>>>>were unlucky enough to get a more favourable impression of the facility
>>>>than was warranted. In other words - it worked the first time, but has
>>>>been pretty useless since. It may be that freeconference works very well
>>>>for smaller TCs, but we have an average of 40-50 participants weekly and
>>>>this week our call was virtually inaudible due to echo on the line. A
>>>>number of participants dialled out and in again in an attempt to fix it
>>>>without luck. I use freeconference for smaller calls and it is pretty
>>>>good, but it seems like it can't deal with the large numbers we have.
>>>>Our TC has therefore asked to raise the issue with OASIS once again -
>>>>can OASIS please provide a teleconference infrastructure or sponsorship
>>>>which will support this number of callers?
>>>>Paul Fremantle
>>>>VP/Technology, WSO2 and OASIS WS-RX TC Co-chair
>>>>"Oxygenating the Web Service Platform", www.wso2.com

Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
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Berkeley, CA 94702
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