question came up in 802.11 at the last session regarding access to
obsolete standards of drafts.
drafts of amendments that were subsequently published, and then
subsequently obsoleted by a revision).
reasons to access such old documents might be:
1. To avoid paying a fee for the
published document (yes, I know we have Get802 and currently a $5 fee).
2. For historical interest, such
as documenting the development of a standard for a book or paper
3. For legal reasons
removes access to such drafts as soon as they are obsoleted by
publication of an amendment or revision.
are perhaps three reasons to do this:
1. The terms under which access to
drafts is provided is to develop the amendment/revision.
2. Looking at old drafts can be
injurious to your interoperability
3. May dissuade members from
purchasing/acquiring/using the approved document
researched the IEEE-SA rules and can find no statement that says that
access to drafts has to be
at any time.
have comments from the SEC members on the following:
1. Do you believe there are any
IEEE-SA rules that prevent providing everlasting access to drafts?
2. Do you see any practical pros
and cons to this?
3. Do you do this in your group?
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