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Re: [802SEC] Regarding the Suspension of 802.20 Activities

I sent the note to the 802.20 officers so that they could avoid any personal 

I do not support or condone the unilateral takeover of the 802.20 Working 
Group by the Standards Board. The decision they reached was done in a secret 
session without due process. Neither the members of the working group or I have 
seen complaints or evidence that would warrant such an action. Until I obtain 
further legal advice I cannot be a party to any actions that may be viewed as 
supporting this invalid and potentially illegal action.

Since the mail reflector is controlled by IEEE staff, I suggest the Standards 
Board order the changes. Since the web site is hosted by IEEE, I suggest a 
new home page be created and the current 802.20 website should link it the new 
page controlled by the Standards Board. Of course the Standards Board may want 
to implement the changes differently.

Upon my return for holiday, I will seek further legal advice. I hope you can 
respect my concerns of personal liability given the numerous discussions that 
have occurred on indemnification.
Jerry Upton

In a message dated 6/16/2006 7:07:53 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

Jerry, thank you for sending the notice regarding press and other inquiries 
regarding the suspension of the group to the 802.20 officers, it is 

There are several other actions regarding logistics that should be taken as 
well with regards to the 802.20 suspension: 

802.20 Leaderships actions: 
(since Jerry is in Japan, the appropriate 802.20 leader (Secretary?) should 
handle the below actions immediately)
1) Modify the web site ( ) so 
that permission to upload new material is restricted to:
         IEEE Staff
         802 Chair
2) The page needs to be modified to:
         Add a notice of suspension to the home page
         Revise the "next meeting"  and "future meetings" material
         Cancel the "Scheduled conference calls"
         Freeze subscriptions to the reflector
         Block the "Document Drop Box" area
3) Regarding the Workgroup Reflector
        - make it clear that the WG suspension includes no discussion of 
workgroup business on the email reflector.
        - the email reflector should be left up to facilitate communication 
from SA and 802 officers

802 officers and the SA actions:

-802 Exec Secretary and Treasurer Actions:
     1) Deallocate the rooms as people cancel them
     2) Refund the registrations of those 802.20 participants who do not wish 
to come to the meeting (Should be without penalty)
     3) Work with the organizers of the September Interim session to account 
for the reduction of participation from a logistics point of view

-802 Recording Secretary Actions:
    1) Announcements of all of the above to the 802.20 reflector with copies 
to the EC and copy the info to the web pages.



----- Original Message ----- 
To: ; ; 
Cc: ; 
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:04 PM
Subject: Inquiries Regarding the Suspension of 802.20 Activities

802.20 Officers,
Please be advised that as officers of the 802.20 Working Group you should not 
answer any inquiries from the press and others regarding the Steve Mills 
letter suspending the activities of the working group.

All inquiries or questions regarding this action should be directed to the 
Chair or the Secretary of the Standards Board. The Standards Board web site is 

Since I have received inquiries already, I wanted to make sure you understand 
the appropriate manner to handle an inquiry whether they are by email or by 

I am on holiday in Japan until June 23.
Jerry Upton

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