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Re: [802SEC] Notes from Wed Mar 20 meeting with SA staff and BoG


Great note! Great progress!

Thanks, guys!


>Dear 802 Executive Committee,
>Last night Geoff Thompson, Howard Frazier and myself had a very productive
>meeting with members of the SA Staff (Judy Gorman, Jerry Walker, Karen Rupp
>and others) and representatives from the BoG (Dick Holleman and Jim Carlo)
>to discuss the 3 motions we made last week on the Get802 program, Trademarks
>and Certification.
>As a result of the meeting the following items were agreed:
>1) SA staff has agreed and Dick Holleman has obtained agreement (pending
>confirmation from all BoG members via email by April 5th) from Ben Johnson,
>President of the BoG, restore the Get802 to it orignal agreed upon terms
>(pay period = 6 months after publication) until May 15, 2002.
>2) SA staff will actively work with 802 to develop alternatives to make up
>for the apparent reduction in print in PDF revenue that has resulted because
>of the Get802 program.  Initially Jerry Walker, Geoff Thompson, Howard
>Frazier and Paul Nikolich will be the focal points for this work.  It will
>begin via teleconference Tuesday March 26 at 2pm EST.
>3) Geoff Thompson will be the 802 Point of Contact to work with SA Staff
>(person TBD) to give 802 perspective/recommendations on Trademark Policy.
>4) Paul Nikolich will be the 802 Point of Contact to work with the SA Staff
>(person TBD) to give the 802 perspective/recommendations on Certification
>5) SA staff and the BoG invited 802 to continue to work closely with them
>via an "advisory group" consisting of a 2-3 members from each organization.
>6) The BoG accepted 802's invitation to co-locate the BoG and 802 meetings
>at the July plenary.  The BoG most likely will meet Th/Fri/Sat.  Logistics
>to be worked out between BoG and 802 meeting planners.
>This meeting has set the stage for 802, SA staff and BoG to closely
>collaborate in order to reach our common goals of making high quality
>standards available to the public in a timely, cost effective manner.  Now
>we have to execute on this objective--there is much work to be done.
>Thanks to all that participated.
>--Paul Nikolich
>Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Project
>cell:    857.205.0050
>mail:   18 Bishops Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940