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Re: Invitation to Co-Sign Letter to IEEE Election Candidatesregarding ISTO

Roger, I firmly support your effort and would support having Buzz send a
copy of your invitation to the entire 802 mailing list.

Jim, can that be done without a separate motion and email ballot?  I believe
we have already stated the 802 SEC position which reflects Roger's posted
letter to the candidates.  This is certainly one case where time is of the

Best regards,

Robert D. Love
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----- Original Message -----
From: Roger B. Marks <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 4:51 PM
Subject: Invitation to Co-Sign Letter to IEEE Election Candidatesregarding

> 8 October 2000
> IEEE is now carrying out its annual election. Many candidates have
> prepared position statements, but none addresses the issue of how
> IEEE will deal with its Industry Standards and Technology
> Organization (ISTO). As a voter, it is essential for me to understand
> their positions on this critical issue.
> In order to gather input on this topic, and to educate the candidates
> on it, I have prepared a letter inquiring as to their positions. I
> have posted the letter to my personal web site
> <>.
> In order to let the candidates know that others share my interest in
> their positions, I am requesting that those who do please let me know
> that they they wish to be listed as co-signers of the letter. To
> join, first read the letter and then follow the link at the end to a
> simple form. I will ask for your name and IEEE status to pass along
> to the candidates, and I will collect your email address so that I
> may pass any responses back to you. I will also post candidate
> responses to the web.
> Time is short. I will distribute my letter to the candidates in one
> week: on 15 October 2000. I will post their responses as I receive
> them. On 26 October, I will email the co-signers (and other
> interested individuals and groups) with a URL to the candidate
> positions. This is six days before the 1 November 2000 deadline for
> the receipt of ballots.
> If you care about this issue, please read the letter
> <> and then co-sign it immediately if
> you wish.
> If IEEE is to continue to function as a vibrantly democratic
> institution, the members need to know the stance of the candidates on
> the most important issues we face. If you are interested in IEEE's
> relationship with ISTO, please participate by joining me.
> Regards,
> Roger Marks, IEEE Member
> Please feel free to distribute this Invitation to colleagues who may
> be interested.
> cc: candidates in IEEE Election