[JPL] Keeping the JPL free

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Fri Mar 2 13:40:20 EST 2007

Me thinkest you analyze too much!

At 01:01 PM 3/2/2007, you wrote:
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>In principle, I believe access to the JPL should be free. If it becomes "not
>free", then it might as well be an outright enterprise for commercial
>The implications of the JPL as a commercial enterprise could easily be seen
>as a mechanism for isolation and that's the last thing Jazz needs nowadays.
>In an effort to clarify my thoughts I did some quick research at
>www.dictionary.com and looked up some key words.
>These words relate to the JPL being "free"
>Donate: To present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute.
>Contribute: To give or supply in common with others; give to a common fund
>or for a common purpose.
>Support: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with
>money or necessities; "his support kept the family together"; "they gave him
>emotional support during difficult times"
>These words relate to the JPL being "not free"
>Fee: a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
>Membership:  the state of being a member, as of a society or club.
>Admission: the right or permission to enter
>Price:  value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain
>I'm certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but it seems pretty
>obvious that charging for the JPL will effectively drive people away rather
>than attract them.
>Just my two cents.
>BTW - I did contribute as soon as the function was made available.
>Rick Calic
>"The record companies are gone, it's time to make our own rules" - Jazz Rock
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