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RE: Redirection of IPF dollars

Buzz, I love the idea of using the funds to make the resultant standards freely
available.  Most of us that have enough business interest to pay the 802 meeting
fees have an equally strong interest in seeing the standards freely available.
It is the right way to proceed!

Best regards.

Robert D. Love
Program Manager, IBM ACS - US
Chair IEEE 802.5 Token Ring Working Group
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"Rigsbee, Everett O" <> on 10/20/99 08:18:45 PM

To:, 802 Howard Frazier <>
Subject:  RE: Redirection of IPF dollars

Howard,  I would suggest that we really need to consider a 3rd option, namely :

*    In order to comply with our own rules which mandate that meeting fees
collected at plenary sessions be used exclusively to defray the costs associated
with putting on the meeting, IEEE802 resolves to stop contributions to support
the ISO secretariat and use the savings to not only prevent the otherwise
necessary further increase in the meeting fees, but instead reduce the meeting
fees (~$50).

I would like to see us take a poll of ALL of our WG attendees that indicates
whether we should:

a).  Continue with our current level of contributions to support the ISO

b)  Give the same amount to the IEEE-SA instead to promote the idea of making
P802 standards freely available electronically.

c)  Retain the money to prevent future increase in plenary meeting fees and
reduce the fees instead (~$50).

We should collect the information during the Nov. WG meetings for review and
action by the SEC on Thursday evening.

I believe we need to hear the sentiments of all of our attendees before we take
any unilateral action.

Thanx,  Buzz
Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Boeing SSG
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA  98124-2207
ph: (425) 865-2443, fx: (425) 865-6721
> ----------
> From:   Howard Frazier[]
> Sent:   Wednesday, October 20, 1999 3:26 PM
> To:
> Subject:     Redirection of IPF dollars
> At the July SEC meeting, Bill Lidinsky presented a motion during
> agenda item 4.9 which read:
>    In order to further the goal of making P802 standards free and
>    electronically available to the public worldwide, IEEE P802 resolves
>    that all P802 funds now used to support ISO secretariats be
>    diverted to supporting the IEEE-SA in achieving the above goal.
> Consideration of this motion was postponed to the November meeting by
> a vote of 9/3/1.
> I will put this item at the top of the agenda for the monday morning
> exec meeting.  Will we be ready to have some discussion and reach a
> conclusion?  I haven't seen any additional information about this issue
> on the reflector.
> Howard Frazier