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Re: [802SEC] "Get IEEE 802" comments

I don't think it's acceptable to increase our participants' cost for
supporting the program beyond where it is now.

As I tried to discuss, but there wasn't time during the Friday EC meeting in
Denver, I just can't understand how it "costs" $25 to fulfill a .pdf
download. (I may have misunderstood, but my understanding was that was the
reason stated as to why a nominal (say $5) charge per download from Get 802
"wasn't a viable option" to further support the program without increasing
our participants' per meeting session costs.

As I said, it seems to me that the incremental cost of a .pdf download is
negligible and I don't understand why simply changing the price (to
something like $5) 6 months after 802 standards are published isn't viable.

I'd like to hear a good explanation of what I'm missing so that I can
understand it and we could see if we could figure out a way to fix this.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger B. Marks [] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 12:59 AM
> To:
> Subject: [802SEC] "Get IEEE 802" comments
> Karen,
> Every time we discuss the Get IEEE 802 budget, it gets me to 
> thinking about the program itself, and how it might be 
> improved, or even maintained.
> So, I have the following comments:
> *The "Get IEEE 802 Program Agreement" says "Documents subject 
> to the wait period will be listed on the website with a link 
> to a site where the documents may be purchased." However, I 
> don't see such links at the site:
> In fact, I don't ever recall seeing such links, even though 
> I've brought up this issue a few times over the years. There 
> is a pointer to the IEEE Store, but that's not the same 
> thing; the Store is an easy place to get lost, and it does 
> not include a list of available
> 802 documents.
> *Are sales of drafts included in the Get IEEE 802 budget? I 
> think IEEE could do a better job of promoting them for sale. 
> It's nice that the web page has two links to the draft sale 
> page. Unfortunately, both of those links are dead, because 
> they point to ILI. ILI has not been offering 802 drafts since 
> November 1.
> *As usual, we discussed the statistical profiles of the 
> downloaders when we met last week. However, I suspect that 
> this data may be out of date. I say this because, when I went 
> to download standards today, I did not receive the survey 
> form. [Neither did I receive a "Terms and Conditions" page to 
> accept.] I found the same results on two different browsers.
> Before we next meet to talk about the program budget, can you 
> see if IEEE can review the web site?
> Roger
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