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RE: [802SEC] Final CD-ROM content

I agree very much with what Geoff said. We have just been balloting additions to IEEE 802.3 which operate on text originally from 802.3 with changes from 802.3ae (which hasn't been integrated yet into an edition). It is significantly extra work to have to be comparing between the three documents all the time. Once the consolidated edition is available, we should make it available to our voters.


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Thompson []
Sent: Monday, October 13, 2003 2:28 PM
To: Bob O'Hara
Subject: Re: [802SEC] Final CD-ROM content


I have a big problem with this.

All of the ISO/IEC version of 802 Standards have always been distributed in 
the past. They have always been a joint publication. The issue of something 
being an ISO standard but only an IEEE "edition" has never been an issue or 
a barrier.

Also, 802 voters should not be burdened with the extra work of flipping 
back and forth between multiple documents when referring to the current 
standard in order to formulate their ballot comments.

The work that they do on responsible review of our drafts is already 
onerous enough. Both by virtue of the size of the drafts and the size of 
the established standards that they have to judge for technical integration.

Bottom line, I think this is a bad idea in that (1) it takes away something 
we had in the past and (2) is counterproductive to good standards development.


At 01:55 PM 10/13/2003 -0700, Bob O'Hara wrote:

>After discussion with Jerry and Yvette, I have revised the content of
>the CD-ROM to contain only IEEE versions of documents, since IEEE does
>not have the right to allow us to redistribute the ISO/IEC documents.  I
>have also removed the "editions" of the 802.1Q and 802.11-1999
>documents, since these are not approved standards and the agreement with
>802 is only for chairs and editors to have these documents without
>purchasing them.
>Please review the content of the CD-ROM, below.  Get back in touch with
>me before close of business today, Pacific Daylight Time, if there is
>something missing from the list.  I will be burning the master CD-R
>tonight and sending it to be reproduced tomorrow.  This is your last
>Also, my apologies to Roger.  I did receive updated information for the
>CD-ROM for 802.16 and did not mention it in my earlier email.
>  -Bob
>Bob O'Hara
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>The list:
>802-Stds\OPRULES\802 overview 2002r1.pdf
>802-Stds\DOT_11\802_11_FILES\dot11mib with 11a 11b and 11d.txt