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Re: [802SEC] Fwd: IEEE-SA News Update for September 20, 2007


I don't see anything that would lead me to believe that it is
"sanctioned" by 802. And since it is clearly not presenting 802's view
on anything, but is merely a "discussion on standards history and the
standards development process", I can't imagine that it could stray into
some territory that would concern me as a member of the 802 EC. I expect
many of us have given public or semi-public talks dealing with
standards, especially the specific standards that our WGs produce. As
long as no one were to ever claim to represent said WG or 802, then I
see no problem with such talks. The fact that someone is an officer of
the EC or of a WG is merely part of their credentials, helping justify
why someone might be willing to pay money to listen to them blather on
(excuse me, talk) about the subject at issue.


On 9/20/2007 11:01 AM, Geoff Thompson wrote:
> Colleagues-
> This announcement troubles me. Although it does not say that it is
> being presented "in cooperation with IEEE 802" there is certainly a
> strong impression given (especially since it is being moderated by our
> chair) that this event is sanctioned by 802. I don't recall ever
> having discussed this one way or the other in the EC. Even without any
> prejudice about how a discussion in the EC might turn out, I am uneasy
> about this. I would be interested in your thoughts.
> Geoff
>> To: <>
>> Subject: IEEE-SA News Update for September 20, 2007
>> Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 07:04:48 -0700
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