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Re: [802SEC] definitions of affiliation and interest categories

Ok paul, per your request, I distributed what was documented in Denver or 
distributed in emails from you. Since there is disagreement, ball is in 
your court now-  tell us what you want so we can fulfill your request for 
affiliation letters from WG leadership.  I do not intend to do anything 
further until told what it is I should be asking for.

At 01:23 PM 3/19/2006 -0800, Geoff Thompson wrote:
>I do disagree.
>First, "Affiliation" and "Interest Category" have nothing to do with each 
>"Interest Category" is the easiest one.
>This is a self defined category which is declared in each instance of 
>signing up for a Sponsor Ballot. It is the balloters relationship to the 
>subject matter being balloted. It is information required by ANSI as a 
>part of the balloting process that they have accredited.
>Is the party to whom an 802 participant owes allegiance (however minimal 
>the participant may claim the allegiance is) principally by way of 
>financial sponsorship of the participants activity or perhaps by vested 
>financial interest in the participants employed activity. The assumption 
>being that if you are looking for that thing that lies somewhere between 
>influence and control then you should "follow the money". And further, 
>that transparency of affiliation is appropriate for participants is making 
>their own standards related decisions.
>At 09:33 AM 3/19/2006 , Bob Heile wrote:
>>I believe the following is what we agreed to in Denver.  Speak up only if 
>>you disagree--
>>"Affiliation" refers to the entity that the 802 participant represents 
>>(which may or may not be that person's employer).  If the 802 participant 
>>is serving in an individual capacity, then the name of the individual, 
>>that person's employer, sponsor and interest category should be 
>>available.  Contact information is not required.
>>Interest Category Definitions:
>>User: A user is a person or entity that relies on the standard to define 
>>conformance of the product or service, and to create a common 
>>understanding of the operation of the product or service.
>>Producer: A person or entity directly creating a compliant product, 
>>component, or service, for sale or distribution.
>>General Interest:  General Interest defines a group of participants in 
>>standards activities that may benefit directly or indirectly, and may be 
>>affected by the standard under development without being either a direct 
>>user or producer of the product or service being defined in the standard.
>>Bob Heile, Ph.D
>>Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
>>Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
>>11 Louis Road
>>Attleboro, MA  02703   USA
>>Mobile: +1-781-929-4832
>>This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email 
>>reflector.  This list is maintained by Listserv.

Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
11 Louis Road
Attleboro, MA  02703   USA
Mobile: +1-781-929-4832

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