Firstly, I would like to echo a number of other people's comments and
thank John for bravely stepping into the fray.
Secondly, I would like to make an observation (based on the somewhat
dated budgets at http://www.tei-c.org/Board/#body.1_div.2 ):
Most of the money comes to the TEI from the corporate memberships
of a relatively small number of relative large high-profile institutions
and goes towards meetings (flights, accommodation & hosting); editors
and administration. If the underlying issues are about money and
resources (which they appear to be, to my eye) something in that
equation needs to change.
I've already written and circulated (via twitter) a straw man model at
Since writing that I've realized another flaw: I believe face-to-face
meetings make it significantly easier to be inclusive of those for
whom English is a second language. [Can any English-as-a-second-
language participants confirm that?]