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


I appreciate your support.

I believe that additional co-signers will boost the visibility of 
this issue. I would appreciate any actions that would expose the 
invitation to a broader group of people.

Given the votes taken within the Working Groups in July, perhaps 
people on the Working Group reflectors would like to see the 
invitation. I don't plan to post it to those reflectors, but maybe 
others would consider doing so.


At 7:31 AM -0400 00/10/09, RDLove wrote:
>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
>President, LAN Connect Consultants
>7105 Leveret Circle     Raleigh, NC 27615
>Phone: 919 848-6773       Mobile: 919 810-7816
>email:          Fax: 720 222-0900
>----- 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