eMail Reflector Request
If you are an 802.11 participant, use the form below to request access (subscribe) to the 802.11 email reflectors.
If you are not an 802.11 participant, do not fill in the form.
You can check whether or not you are a participant by looking for your name here. If you are listed as an "Aspirant", "Potential Voter", "Voter" or "ExOfficio", you are a participant.
Subscriptions to and use of these reflectors are subject to the IEEE 802.11™ WG Policies and Procedures. Note in particular the policy on confidentiality notices repeated at the bottom of this page.
This form offers the choice of adding or removing some or all of the task group and standing committee reflectors. As a paricipant you should subscribe and should remain subscribed to the working group reflector. Don't unsubscribe to the working group reflector unless you do not intend to continue your participation.
Once you are a list subscriber, you can update your subscriptions using this form or, alternatively, you can create a password on the list server here and manage subscriptions yourself.
The IEEE 802.11 provides a public reflector, to which all messages on its working group reflector are copied so that members of the public can observe the work of the 802.11 working group. You can join or leave the public reflector here. Anybody may join this list. Subscribers to this list are provided with read-only access (i.e., they cannot post to the list).
There is also a web-based interface through which the public can monitor email traffic on all the reflectors at the following locations:
Many companies have a policy of putting Internet E-mail Confidentiality Disclaimers at the end of their emails. This is not allowed under IEEE rules of openness.
The 802.11 chair will remove your participation in a reflector if your emails contain the statement. If you are affected by corporate disclaimers, you can set up an external email account under your control. Email the chair to do a global change of address.
Below is an extract from the IEEE 802 Chair (see also Chair's Guidelines, section 2.17) on this subject which details the policy.
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 appropriate 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 be disclosed, disseminated and distributed. Anyone who wishes to correspond with an 802 group must understand and accept this as a condition of sending us any 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.
Stanley, IEEE 802.11 Working Group Chair
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