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Re: [802SEC] +++EC Email Ballot+++Motion for electronic distribution of standards to 802+++closes 10 OCT 2007

Bob -

As Arnie has observed, much of this material is already available via 
GET-802. Would it in any way simplify your considerations if the 
distribution was just of those standards that are not already in the 
GET-802 programme?

Of course, the other consideration here, given the recent ITU-T 
announcement of free access to their standards, is that what we 
should really be aiming for here is removing the remaining barriers 
to access to what is, after all, the result of our hard work.


At 22:42 25/09/2007, Bob O'Hara (boohara) wrote:
>A few comments on the topic of this motion.
>1. I have worked with Karen and, through her, with the rest of the IEEE
>2. The only way that staff will allow the electronic distribution is if
>it is done from IEEE servers.
>3. The material will be identical to that which could be provided on a
>CD-ROM, with the addition that it can be updated to include new
>documents published after a CD-ROM is produced, i.e., there could be new
>material available at each plenary session.
>4. The format is still TBD.  It could be provided in a single, burnable
>CD-ROM image that contains all the material and would be accessible only
>once burned to a CD-R.  Alternatively, it could be provided in the
>web-like form that is currently used on the CD-ROMs.  The alternative
>format would allow download of single documents.
>5. The registrant database would need to be made available to IEEE for
>user authentication during the period that the downloads are available.
>6. Since the material would be available only from IEEE servers, it
>would require using the internet connection for the download.  This
>might be able to be mitigated by local caching.
>  -Bob
>-----Original Message-----
>From: ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List *****
>[mailto:STDS-802-SEC@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG] On Behalf Of Paul Nikolich
>Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 2:15 PM
>Subject: [802SEC] +++EC Email Ballot+++Motion for electronic
>distribution of standards to 802+++closes 10 OCT 2007
>Dear EC members,
>Below is a motion from Bob O'Hara regarding distribution of material
>previously on the 802 CD-ROM via electronic means.  It is scheduled to
>15 days from now, 10OCT2007.  I delegate the conduct of this ballot to
>Please cast your ballot via the EC reflector.
>--Paul Nikolich
>"Moved: to authorize the expenditure of no more than $2,000.00 to
>create, on
>IEEE servers, a secured web site that will allow attendees registered at
>802 plenary meeting to download the material previously made available
>an annual distribution of a CD-ROM.  The download facility will be
>only during the weeks of an 802 plenary session, from 8am on Monday
>6pm on Friday."
>Opens: 26 SEP 2007; Closes 10 OCT 2007
>Mover: Bob O'Hara
>Seconder: Stuart Kerry
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