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RE: Redirection of IPF dollars

Buzz, we're in violent agreement.  My apologies if my comment implied that we
should take action before verifying that we had a concensus fro the rank and
file to do same.

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 09:05:40 PM

To:, Robert Love/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS
Subject:  RE: Redirection of IPF dollars

Bob,  I like that idea too, but at least the way I read the motion, we're not
getting that!  We're giving our money in hopes that they can promote the idea of
making P802 standards freely available electronically.  That sound a little too
much like Werner Earhardt's Hunger Project to me.  We're not guaranteed to get
anything as far as I can see.  It's like paying for a lobbyist.  I'm very
uncomfortable with the idea of doing that without at least the specific mandate
to do it from the taxpayers (our attendees).  If they indicate clearly by a vote
that they are willing to make such an investment with money from their fees,
then we're OK.  Without that we're behaving like those Washington politicians
who are always ready to spend other folks money to support causes that they
like.  I'd prefer a more democratic approach, especially if we're acting in
violation of our own rules.
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
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