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Re: [802SEC] Feel Alone

At 8:44 AM -0500 01/07/25, Jim Carlo wrote:
>I looked at the WEB page after returning from camping,
> and note that I am alone in the list
>of Platinum Contributors. Hopefully a few of you will add your names to the
>list. Contact Jerry.

Wondering why Mr. Carlo is lonely, I took a look.

(1) What is an individual Platinum-Level Sponsor? I only see 
Platinum-Level defined as a $100K donor. If this is the minimum, Mr. 
Carlo may continue to feel alone for some time.

(2) On the page "How to support Get IEEE 802(TM)", the text says to 
return the letter of intent "in the provided business reply 
envelope". My browser didn't provide such an envelope. I think some 
editing is in order. Obviously, this material was recycled from a 
postal-mail solicitation (which, apparently, was unsuccessful).

(3) The cover letter, from Judy Gorman and Jim Carlo, refers five 
times to the "wireless industry" while making no reference to any 
other of industry. For reference, I quote from the opening of the two 
paragraphs that describe 802:

"The IEEE 802 concept of standardized rapid and interoperable 
communications is in wide demand in the wireless industry. By 2003, 
the industry is expected to reach $3.3 billion in revenues. Since 
this family of standards continues to be developed and widely adopted 
internationally, the global wireless industry faces a major 

"The IEEE-SA is uniquely positioned to foster mutually beneficial 
cooperation among the wireless industry parties to rapidly deliver 
individual IEEE 802 standards that will facilitate wireless products 
and services..."

Essentially the same material is used under the heading "Description" 
in both the "Letter of Intent BUSINESS EXPENSE" and "Letter of Intent 

Th implication is that only the wireless industry is being solicited 
for funds. This is completed unbalanced. We shouldn't act as if the 
wired networking industry is negligible or too broke to pay its fair 
share too. This kind of thing exacerbates strains between the 
wireless and wired segments of 802 and makes it harder to unite us. 
And soliciting from only one side can make it very difficult to get 
funds from either side.