Re: [802SEC] +++EC Email Ballot+++Motion for electronic distribution of standards to 802+++closes 10 OCT 2007
I must vote disapprove on this motion.
While I would like to support electronic distribution, there is too much
in this that requires further thought. Bandwidth is a problem, and we
are only talking mitigation ideas, we don't have a committed solution.
It is important in maintenance to have archival copies of superseded
standards (something the old CD-ROMs provide, but burn it yourself is
less robust on). Similar challenges for reloading my archive when I
have to go back to sources.
I'm afraid the costs of pressing a few more copies isn't compelling. I
only find one positive arguments for the current motion with it's less
than crisply defined specification, more frequent update of standards.
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.
"Moved: to authorize the expenditure of no more than $2,000.00 to
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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