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Thanks for a heads up on this well in advance of things actually happening.
I am happy to update my contact information for you. That follows later in this message.
I strongly feel that it is a major mistake and great disservice to standards and standards volunteers to remove accounts just because they are inactive. A great deal of the value of past records of IEEE standards activity is to provide unequivocal records of prior art being before the public. Such information is quite valuable during patent litigation against claims that certain patents are being de-facto infringed because a particular product implements a standard.
This sometimes shows up in very strange ways. In a recent instance, a patent nominally associated with implementations of 802.9 (a long dead standard) was claimed by the NPE owner as being essential in implementations of USB.
The cost of keeping archival material on-line is minimal and is a great service to those corporations that implement standards.
In my particular case, my name is on the accounts associated with the 802.23 Working Group. That group and the efforts leading to it cover the period of time from July 2009 to July 2011. The PAR was withdrawn in the summer of 2011.
Chair of P802.23, 2009 - 2011
Member Emeritus, 802 Executive Committee
Geoffrey O. Thompson
158 Paseo Ct.
Mountain View, CA 94043-5286
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