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Re: [802SEC] Kibis in Kauai

Roger -

I agree the history puts a slightly different slant on this; however, none 
of this explains why there has been no visible mechanism for joining the 
balloting pool, nor any encouragement from SCC14 for interested parties to 
do so at the point when they decided to form a balloting group.

So, interesting history lesson, but for me, it doesn't get them off the hook.


At 09:22 05/11/2002 -0700, Roger B. Marks wrote:

>As background to my comments, I should say that, though I am not in any 
>way involved in this standards project, I am in favor of it.
>People may misunderstand the history of this project when they read that 
>the PAR was approved in May 2002. That was a revised PAR. The original PAR 
>was approved on 8 December 1998. (I just looked it up.) The draft has been 
>around for a very long time too. Perhaps that's why the Sponsor Ballot 
>proceeded so quickly.
>This topic has not been a secret. For example, Jim Carlo forwarded the SEC 
>a coordinating note on this issue almost three years ago:
>Attached to that note was P1541 Draft 2 (dated 1999-12-24) including 
>virtually the same language as your Slide 2.
>That coordinating note invited comment. I wrote to Bruce Barrow, and he 
>Even earlier, and independently, I wrote to the SEC on this issue in 
>December 1999:
>with a followup by Vic:
>My note cited a few other sources, including an August 1999 IEEE Spectrum 
>article quoting Bruce Barrow:
>as saying "it is unlikely the standard would be adopted before mid-2000." 
>(Good prognostication!)
>At 1:13 AM -0800 02/11/05, Howard Frazier wrote:
>>Dear IEEE 802 LMSC SEC Members,
>>I have asked Paul for a brief amount of time to
>>make a presentation at the opening plenary
>>meeting in Kauai on a subject that will come
>>before the IEEE-SA Standards Board in
>>December.  Attached please find a set of
>>slides that will explain the issue.
>>The topic is important, even though it is
>>sometimes hard to discuss it with a straight face.
>>I won't have enough time to present all of
>>the slides at the plenary, but I plan to cover at
>>least the 2nd and 3rd slides, and possibly
>>the 4th.  The remainder have been included
>>to help explain the issue, and hopefully
>>stimulate debate.
>>The Standards Board needs to hear from
>>people who have a stake in the subject.
>>For reasons outlined in the slide deck, I
>>believe that materially interested parties are
>>completely unaware of actions that have been
>>taken to date, and are not aware of the certain
>>impact of IEEE draft standard P1541.
>>I hope that you will see fit to share this material
>>with your working groups, and to elicit their
>>feedback.  I believe that if the LMSC takes a
>>position on this subject, it can have an effect
>>on the Standards Board's decision.
>>Here's the key to the whole thing: Look at
>>the "shall" statements on slide 2, and ask yourself
>>if all new and revised IEEE standards should have
>>to conform to them, because if P1541 becomes
>>an IEEE standard, that's what will happen.
>>Howard Frazier
>>Attachment converted: TiDrive:kibi.pdf (PDF /CARO) (00130AB2)