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Re: [802SEC] confidentiality notices

On the 802.1 reflector we have installed filters that trap such messages and
prevent them from being distributed; when a new wording of the
confidentiality notice appears, we update the filters accordingly. Seems to
work pretty well.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** [mailto:STDS-802-
>] On Behalf Of Paul Nikolich
> Sent: 03 February 2010 5:37 PM
> Subject: [802SEC] confidentiality notices
> All,
> Some of your WG participants are still not following the policy regarding
> confidentiality notices on emails sent to 802 reflectors.  Please issue a
> note to your group to emphasize the policy below.
> Regards,
> --Paul
> Here is the IEEE 802 policy on use of the reflectors:
> 802 Policy regarding restrictive notices:
> IEEE 802 operates in an open manner. To that end, no material submitted to
> IEEE 802, or any of its sub-groups, will be accepted or considered if that
> material contains any statement that places any burden on the recipient(s)
> with respect to confidentiality or copyright. This policy specifically
> includes e-mail.
> Any material that has such a "Confidentiality Disclaimer" on it is not
> acceptable. The purpose of such a disclaimer is to transfer some level of
> responsibility to the recipient for deciding whether or not it is
> to disclose, use, disseminate, copy, post or otherwise distribute, the
> material.
> IEEE 802 accepts no such responsibility. The most effective way for 802 to
> decline any such responsibility is to not accept material with such a
> disclaimer.
> Correspondence with 802 groups will not be confidential. It is very likely
> that any such correspondence (in addition to being discussed in open
> meetings) will be posted in the open portion of our web-site and thus will
> disclosed, disseminated and distributed. Anyone who wishes to correspond
> an 802 group must understand and accept this as a condition of sending us
> documentation. Inclusion of any restrictive notice is contrary to, and
> negates, any indication of acceptance of the IEEE 802 policy of openness.
> Copyrighted works may be accepted as submissions for inclusions in drafts
> only with an appropriate release. Copyrighted works may be referenced in
> drafts and presentations if they are available on reasonable and non-
> discriminatory terms.
> Please review your email formatting and make sure that it does not contain
> any disclaimers.  If your IT department mandates them you will have to
> use another email service or not send emails to the reflectors.
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