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Re: Invitation to Co-Sign Letter to IEEE Election Candidates regarding ISTO

Roger -

Please add my name as a co-signer.


At 23:18 09/10/00 -0600, Roger B. Marks wrote:

>I appreciate your support.
>I believe that additional co-signers will boost the visibility of this 
>issue. I would appreciate any actions that would expose the invitation to 
>a broader group of people.
>Given the votes taken within the Working Groups in July, perhaps people on 
>the Working Group reflectors would like to see the invitation. I don't 
>plan to post it to those reflectors, but maybe others would consider doing so.
>At 7:31 AM -0400 00/10/09, RDLove wrote:
>>Roger, I firmly support your effort and would support having Buzz send a
>>copy of your invitation to the entire 802 mailing list.
>>Jim, can that be done without a separate motion and email ballot?  I believe
>>we have already stated the 802 SEC position which reflects Roger's posted
>>letter to the candidates.  This is certainly one case where time is of the
>>Best regards,
>>Robert D. Love
>>President, LAN Connect Consultants
>>7105 Leveret Circle     Raleigh, NC 27615
>>Phone: 919 848-6773       Mobile: 919 810-7816
>>email:          Fax: 720 222-0900
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: Roger B. Marks <>
>>To: <>; <>
>>Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2000 4:51 PM
>>Subject: Invitation to Co-Sign Letter to IEEE Election Candidatesregarding
>>>  8 October 2000
>>>  IEEE is now carrying out its annual election. Many candidates have
>>>  prepared position statements, but none addresses the issue of how
>>>  IEEE will deal with its Industry Standards and Technology
>>>  Organization (ISTO). As a voter, it is essential for me to understand
>>>  their positions on this critical issue.
>>>  In order to gather input on this topic, and to educate the candidates
>>>  on it, I have prepared a letter inquiring as to their positions. I
>>>  have posted the letter to my personal web site
>>>  <>.
>>>  In order to let the candidates know that others share my interest in
>>>  their positions, I am requesting that those who do please let me know
>>>  that they they wish to be listed as co-signers of the letter. To
>>>  join, first read the letter and then follow the link at the end to a
>>>  simple form. I will ask for your name and IEEE status to pass along
>>>  to the candidates, and I will collect your email address so that I
>>>  may pass any responses back to you. I will also post candidate
>>>  responses to the web.
>>>  Time is short. I will distribute my letter to the candidates in one
>>>  week: on 15 October 2000. I will post their responses as I receive
>>>  them. On 26 October, I will email the co-signers (and other
>>>  interested individuals and groups) with a URL to the candidate
>>>  positions. This is six days before the 1 November 2000 deadline for
>>>  the receipt of ballots.
>>>  If you care about this issue, please read the letter
>>>  <> and then co-sign it immediately if
>>>  you wish.
>>>  If IEEE is to continue to function as a vibrantly democratic
>>>  institution, the members need to know the stance of the candidates on
>>>  the most important issues we face. If you are interested in IEEE's
>>>  relationship with ISTO, please participate by joining me.
>>>  Regards,
>>>  Roger Marks, IEEE Member
>>>  Please feel free to distribute this Invitation to colleagues who may
>>>  be interested.
>>>  cc: candidates in IEEE Election