Re: +++ IEEE 802 BALLOT: Approve $4K Funding for FCC to attend IEEE 802 meeting
I agree with Howard - sounds like unnecessary taxation to me.
At 12:36 12/02/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>I am opposed to this motion.
>1) The last time I checked, the federal government was running a budget
>2) I do not wish to set a precedent that we will pay government employees'
>expenses to travel to 802 meetings.
>3) I would go along with waiving the registration fee, as we do for other
>Jim Carlo wrote:
> > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > SEC OFFICIAL EMAIL BALLOT 802.0/20Dec2000
> > Issue Date: 20Dec2000 Closing Date: 4Jan2000
> > Moved By: Vic Hayes Seconded By: Stuart Kerry
> > Move: Authorize invitation to the FCC for March Plenary Meeting (and if not
> > then in July), paying travel expenses up to $4K.
> > Notes:
> > I have had a number of discussions with some of you regarding inviting the
> > FCC to our IEEE 802 meeting so they can better understand the IEEE 802
> > process and know us better. Note that the FCC person generally will not
> > answer any technical or legal question. My hope is the FCC could better
> > understand us and see our collective vision of where the future is heading
> > in wireless. I was also going to see if the FCC attendee could give us a
> > tutorial on Tuesday evening on how the FCC process works.
> > In T1E1, we invite the FCC but T1 must pay for their travel expenses. This
> > is the same situation if we invite an FCC member to an IEEE 802 meeting.
> > Note that an individual or company cannot pay for this, because of a
> > perceived bias. Therefore, in the invitation to the FCC, I will need to
> > specify that we cover travel expenses, say up to $4K.
> > >From Vic Hayes:
> > At the last meeting, 802.11 passed the following motion:
> > To request the SEC members to consider by email ballot, paying for travel
> > and lodging for a representative of the FCC to attend the March
> meeting, and
> > if approved, have the chairman of the
> > 802.11 ad hoc regulatory group request that an FCC representative
> attend the
> > March meeting.
> > 188.8.131.52.1. Vote on the main motion - passes 29:5:2
> > I just heard that my sponsor wants me to go to the ITU-R Joint
> > Rapporteursgroup 8A-9B meeting rather than to Hilton Head for the IEEE 802
> > meetings.
> > I found Peter Murray willing to take the leadership.