Re: [802SEC] definitions of affiliation and interest categories
Affiliation: I agree that Geoffs "allegiance" is closer to correct than
"represents" for 802 use since we belong as individuals.
Interest Category is usually pretty easy for me to figure out by project
(e.g. signing up for a sponsor ballot). I find it unusable as applied to
participation in a group. For some projects in 802.3 or the EC, I'm
user, for some I'm producer and for some I'm general interest. Of couse
there are projects for which multiple categories apply to me. My
personal rule for that is to prioritize producer over the other two and
user over general interest because I feel the categories are significant
in that order for me.
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[mailto:STDS-802-SEC@ieee.org] On Behalf Of Geoff Thompson
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [802SEC] definitions of affiliation and interest categories
I do disagree.
First, "Affiliation" and "Interest Category" have nothing to do with
"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
>Bob Heile, Ph.D
>Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
>Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
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