Re: [802SEC] IEEE SA position on unofficial 802 related activities
Good question. It can be found in the IEEE Bylaws at I.300.3
The text is as follows:
Indemnification. To the extent permitted by law, IEEE shall indemnify (i)
each Director, Officer, former Director and former Officer of IEEE, (ii)
each person who serves as a duly authorized volunteer or employee of a duly
authorized IEEE activity, (iii) each person who shall have served at the
request of IEEE as a Director or Officer of another organization, against
judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement and reasonable expenses,
including without limitation attorney's fees and expenses, actually and
necessarily incurred by such person in connection with the defense of any
action, suit, or proceeding to which such person is made or threatened to be
made a party by virtue of such service; provided (i) that such service is
found by the Board of Directors to have been duly authorized and is not
found by the Board of Directors to have been taken in bad faith or in a
manner inconsistent with the purposes or objectives of IEEE as expressed in
Bylaws, IEEE Policies, or resolutions duly adopted by the Board of Directors
or Executive Committee or in policies and procedures duly adopted by an IEEE
organizational unit which are applicable to the activity at issue, (ii) the
person to be indemnified has otherwise met the standards of conduct set
forth in Section 722 or established by Section 721 of the New York
Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, and (iii) that such indemnification is not
otherwise prohibited by law. The foregoing right of indemnification shall
not be exclusive of other rights to which such person may be entitled.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Jeffree" <tony@JEFFREE.CO.UK>
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [802SEC] IEEE SA position on unofficial 802 related activities
> Paul -
> Do we have a statement anywhere of what the indemnification policy
> actually is?
> At 15:02 21/10/2005, Paul Nikolich wrote:
>>Dear EC Members,
>>As the Chair of 802 I have observed that it is not unusual for a group of
>>individuals to collaborate in consensus building activities outside of the
>>umbrella of the formal 802 process during the life of a standards
>>development project. This unofficial 802 related activity can be
>>beneficial to the formal standards development process because under the
>>right conditions it may help build consensus across the 802 membership.
>>The purpose of this email is to make sure that all individuals working in
>>groups outside the 802 process clearly understand that although they may
>>be working on subject material relevant to an 802 project they are not
>>covered by IEEE indemnification policy while participating in the
>>unofficial 802 related activities.
>>For example, it has come to my attention that the IEEE 802.11 Task Group N
>>(TGn) considered a motion at the July plenary session to grant TGn Sync,
>>WWiSE and Mitmot time to complete a merged Joint Proposal to replace the
>>three remaining TGn proposals. The Joint Proposal activity is not
>>governed by the 802 process. Regardless, as documented in the July 2005
>>TGn minutes, the group voted overwhelmingly to allow the extra time
>>requested by the three proponents to formulate a Joint Proposal as the
>>motion was approved on a vote of 195-2-3. (This motion and result was in
>>accordance with the TGn selection procedures, which required approval of
>>75% of the TGn members voting on the motion.)
>>As can be seen in this particular case the activity to develop a Joint
>>Proposal is not itself an activity of IEEE 802, hence like other
>>activities outside IEEE 802 process, this activity does not meet the
>>eligibility criteria for the IEEE indemnification policy.
>>I ask that each EC member that is chair of a TAG or WG circulate this
>>email to their entire group prior to the November plenary session so that
>>all our members better understand the limits of indeminfication provided
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