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RE: Issues concerning 10GbE speed standards


I am painfully aware of the Fast Ethernet history and that was why I made
the comment.



At 04:08 PM 6/28/99 -0700, Curt Berg wrote:
>>I think multiuple competing solutions and a "let the market decide" is a
>>sure recipe for disaster. 
>Well Colin,
>Just to refresh your mind:
>It was not that long ago since VG-Anylan was competing with 100Base-TX,
>and TX, T2 and T4 were competing physical standard.
>Personally I don't consider that a disaster in the market place!
>If you don't give freedom to people to design what they believe they
>need in their market segment, I'm convinced standardization will 
>take longer.
>So I would prefer one 10GMII, and have several competing physical
>implementation. Then you will really see who follows the KISS principal.
>-Curt Berg-
>Extreme Networks
>>It guarantees inoperable solutions and promotes market confusion.
>>Making decisions among competing techincal solutions is a tough but
>>necessary part of the standards process. 
>>At 01:42 PM 6/28/99 -0700, BRIAN_LEMOFF@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
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