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RE: Use of IEEE802ALL

Au contraire, mon frere !!!   No one is put on 802ALL automatically !!!  
People subscribe themselves in response to our invitation in the cover 
letter of the Meeting Announcement package which states the following:  

Note:  We no longer provide mailed meeting announcements.  Meeting information will continue to be available on the IEEE 802 web site at: .  Please check it for possible late updates.  We also have an email exploder for keeping folks posted on late breaking plenary meeting information (e.g. overflow hotel arrangement, hotel goofs or confusions, pre-registration reminders, etc.).  To get on this list and stay informed, send email to:  with no subject and with the following 2 lines appearing first in the body of the message: 
subscribe  stds-802-all

That's the only way people get on our 802ALL list and I think the announcement 
of the availability of the plenary WG summaries is exactly the type of information 
that subscribers would want to receive.  We could even add that to the list of 
examples of messages, if you are seriously worried about offending someone.  
A brief note with an URL is hardly an annoyance now a days.   :-)   

Thanx,  Buzz
Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
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> From: 	Jim Carlo[]
> Sent: 	Tuesday, July 25, 2000 6:12 AM
> To: 	IEEE802
> Subject: 	Use of IEEE802ALL
> In looking at the past emails, I believe that we have no guidelines for use
> of the 802ALL reflector. Currently we use this reflector for the plenary
> meeting notice only. Since this reflector is an "automatic join" reflector
> (in other words, you are put on the reflector when you attend an 802 plenary
> meeting whether you want to or not), we should be cautious in use. On the
> other hand, we should disseminate information helpful to our membership. We
> also need to make it easy to join/disjoin from this reflector, which I
> assume one can do.
> Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
> TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
> Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
> Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee
> From: []
> On Behalf Of Tony Jeffree
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 1:27 AM
> To: Jim Carlo
> Cc: Rigsbee, Everett O;
> Subject: RE: URL of the Closing Plenary Information
> At 17:26 24/07/00 -0500, Jim Carlo wrote:
> >WG chairs can post what they want to their reflectors and Buzz makes a good
> >suggestion. However, posting to 802ALL is not a good idea.
> Why?  Seems to me that 802ALL was devised precisely for this kind of purpose.
> Regards,
> Tony