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Re: [RE] Action item resulting from discussion of ResE logistics in 1588 call

Thanks for taking the lead on this one.
I have adjusted other conflicts to be available at the December 7 meeting,
and will have an update of the white paper. I will also include a feature list,
that might be useful for folks trying to compare (proposed) RE L2 protocols
with the 1588 higher-level protocols. (Sigh, another busy weekend.)
I will be unable to attend the December 14 RE meeting due to (of all
things) an Intel course on Standards participation.
I would suspect it best to have two near-term 1588 interactions, one for
December 15 (to provide an overview and discuss proposals) and
one for Jan 5 (or later) to discuss refinements based on comments received.
It would be helpful if you could identify the teleconference details.
Not everyone in RE monitors the times and dates closely, but may
wish to attend these specific meetings to better understand each
other's concerns.

From: Geoffrey M. Garner [mailto:gmgarner@COMCAST.NET]
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 9:37 AM
Subject: [RE] Action item resulting from discussion of ResE logistics in 1588 call

The question of the logistics for bringing ResE related timing/synch work to 1588 was discussed in the 1588 call today (under new business).  It was felt that, before deciding the details of which subcommittee the work should be discussed in and how the work should be submitted, a clearer understanding is needed of what the work is.  We need to be more precise in (1) what aspects of 1588 we can simply reference and use, (2) what aspects of 1588 make it non-usable for ResE, and (3) what aspects could be used with modifications.  We have indicated we will use the existing 1588 and leverage the new version to the fullest extent possible; we need to be more precise on this.
It was asked that we prepare a VG presentation (approx 1/2 hour in length) for an upcoming 1588 call (the calls are the first and third Thursdays of each month, so the next calls are December 15 and January 5).
The reason a VG presentation is needed is that there is an existing 1588 PAR for the new version.  Work can not simply be added to the PAR; it needs to be understood to what extent the ResE timing/synch work fits in the existing PAR and to what extent a new PAR would be needed.  It also needs to be understood to what extent the work would have impact on existing 1588 applications.  The VG presentation should address items (1) - (3) above; it seems to me it would also be useful to list the items needed for timing/synch that are not currently in 1588 at all.   It seems to me it would be ideal to try to have this by the December 15 1588 call if possible (that allows 2 ResE calls for discussion - 12/7 and 12/14).
Best regards,
Geoffrey M. Garner
Samsung (Consultant)
To the above, I would add that items we need that are not currently in 1588 should also be