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RE: Arrangements for On-Site Networks at Hilton Head

I just want to voice my agreement with Stuart on this

At 12:28 PM 2/14/01 -0800, Stuart J. Kerry wrote:

>In support of Buzz, I concur with his sentiments, and would like to also
>point out again that 802.11 and 802.15 have working Wireless networks for
>our memberships. This I believe is true for 802.16.
>I hope that we do not have a confused situation as we did with the last
>plenary with this 802 wireless network. Therefore I am suggesting that both
>the 802.11 and 802.15 networks will hock on as a node on this network. But
>if we have problems with the 802 network then we would run separately, as
>our memberships rely heavily on this to have an efficient meeting.
>With regards to the support of the 802 network, attendees will need to have
>contact points for support issues. As we have in 802.11 (Tim Godfrey) and
>802.15 (Rick Elfin), who have other important roles in their respective
>groups. I personally would not like them to be involved in support for the
>whole of the 802 network. Please bear this in mind.
>Lastly, and more contentiously are we planning to have on the 802 network,
>access to the outside world. We on 802.11 and 802.15 meetings do at our
>interim meetings. This is included in the overall cost of the meeting, and
>is subsequently taken out from the meeting fees. I know in the past this has
>been a BIG issue in terms of cost and the need for requirement. Indeed I was
>pinged on this, and subsequently went sick and went to bed (Hopefully, not
>the cause of my illness). If we don't have it at the meeting, under the
>behest of the collective Ex-Com, then so be it....
>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 11:30
>To: Stuart Kerry;;;
>Subject: Re: Arrangements for On-Site Networks at Hilton Head
>FYI -
>I have just spoken with Don Berry regarding the arrangements for On-Site
>at Hilton Head.  He indicated that he will be meeting with the service
>this afternoon to finalize a statement of work for what is required, which
>he will
>forward to me when it is complete.  I will forward this document to the SEC
>review and comment (with approval from Bob Grow required).
>I have informed Don that we do not do Purchase Orders and that we typically
>contract for work by means of a letter of agreement, which he said would
>likely be OK.  He will let me know if there is a problem with this.
>I need to remind all involved in this that when this motion was approved it
>specifically stated that Vic Hayes & Paul Nikolich were to be the prime
>on this project and that Buzz & Dawn&Co "already had too much on their
>and could not be expected to provide much support for this effort.  Don has
>to do much of the logistical support for this meeting and hopes to make the
>a simple "turn-key" operation for the future, but Vic & Paul will need to
>take on the
>supervisory responsibility for the future or to find alternate persons who
>are willing
>to do the job.  There will be ongoing efforts required; count on it !!!
>I have agreed with Don that if he will put together an announcement memo of
>services to be offered and what to do to prepare to be a participant, I will
>the memo to the 802-ALL exploder and to the WG chairs for broadcast to their
>individual WGs.  This should get us adequate coverage.  The memo must
>a person or persons who may be contacted for further information and
>and that person may NOT be myself or Dawn&Co.
>Please cooperate to make this a useful enhancement to our plenary meetings
>I think we need to review the participation and the value-add of this
>project at SEC
>to ensure that we are deriving sufficient general benefit to justify the
>efforts and costs.
>Thanx,  Buzz
>Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
>Boeing SSG
>PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
>Seattle, WA  98124-2207
>ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721

Bob Heile
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
Phone: 508-222-1393
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