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.
In a message dated 6/16/2006 7:07:53 AM Central Standard Time,
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 (http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/20/index.html ) so
that permission to upload new material is restricted to:
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.
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Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 10:04 PM
Subject: Inquiries Regarding the Suspension of 802.20 Activities
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.
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