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attached email to you all from a member of my Working Group (Bruce Kraemer),
who raises genuine concerns over the locations of future 802 Plenary sessions.
He has addressed an issue that has been raised that is dear to my heart in
connection with our recent ISO effort, which respect to our work as an
International body, and therefore I offer this to you in support, for your
comments and views.
I also ask that you
add Bruce to your email replies as he is not on the ExCom
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Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 6:10
email@example.com; Stuart Kerry
Subject: Plenary Meeting
- I was checking
meeting dates and noticed that all of the upcoming 802 Plenaries are
scheduled for US locations through 2009!
(I include Vancouver)
- I also noted the
following news article last week from China Tech News. While highly biased
it does illustrate my point.
Proposal Finally Acknowledged By International
many ups and downs, the Chinese-sponsored WAPI (Wireless LAN
Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure) standard has seen a new
twist--it has finally been acknowledged by the International
Standardization Organization during the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 session.
WAPI will be pushed
within ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 along with America's IEEE 802.11i, and WAPI will
be put on the agenda of the SC 6 WG1 meeting scheduled for February
Local reports say that the Chinese delegation successfully
made their bid by forcing the US side to issue a statement that both
WAPI and 802.11i can be deployed together.
- Although the IEEE
802 may wish to call itself an inter-national standards body it has been
pointed out many times that such a view is not universally held. 802 needs
to seriously consider changing meeting venues as one means to back up the
rhetoric. The individual working groups have been more proactive in
distributing their meeting locations which obviously helps but is not
sufficient. Please consider including inter-national 802 plenary
locations as soon as possible.