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I don't like the idea of putting useful resilience and safety knowledge behind a paywall. This is especially true in light of the ever increasing role of software in critical systems all around us today.
What's in it for members?
The core idea works like this, if you'd like more writing about resilience and software, then you can pay me by signing up for a membership. The more that folks support me here, the more time and attention I can spend here writing and recording educational things you care about (as opposed to other things like workshops or things that don't end up available to the public).
Aside from helping to ensure that this information gets to practitioners to actually use, members will continue to get priority access to have their questions answered or in chosing subjects that we address here.
I'll also still consider doing more special things just for members in the future as well.
Can I expense or deduct this?
Chances are that it is if you have a work learning or educational budget or stipend. You can get a receipt or invoice from the portal as soon as you sign up.
As far as deducting for your business, here's what the IRS says about that:
"To be deductible, a business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted in your industry. A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your trade or business."
What if I'm not happy?
If you're not happy with your membership you can get a full refund within 30 days of your payment. There's no free trial period, though you can just read previous issues.
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