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Re: stds-802-16: IEEE Standards Now Recognized as References for ITU-T Standards

Good work!  We all appreciate your efforts in this area.  
I think that this should be broadcasted to other groups as well 
since this may affect several groups in the IEEE.   As 
previously discussed, this has immediate relevance to the work
in 802.3ae as well, since many of us would like to see some 
weight given to the WAN proposals.

Jim Carlo wrote:
> This is what I have been working on. I now have the action item from the
> IEEE-SA Standards Board to determine what this means and how IEEE-SA can
> best work this process. Would appreciate any help you can give here at the
> IEEE802 March meeting.
> Jim Carlo(jcarlo@ti.com) Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&Fax:1-214-853-5274
> TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
> Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
> Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-stds-802-16@ieee.org [mailto:owner-stds-802-16@ieee.org]On
> Behalf Of Roger B. Marks
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 12:08 AM
> To: stds-802-16@ieee.org
> Subject: stds-802-16: IEEE Standards Now Recognized as References for
> ITU-T Standards
> Here is an interesting news release from the IEEE Standards Association:
> (Piscataway NJ - 11 February)
> A milestone for relations between the IEEE Standards Association
> (IEEE-SA) and Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the
> International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) was recently achieved
> with the announcement that IEEE's standards are now recognized as
> references for ITU-T standards.
> In January 2000, the ITU-T confirmed that the IEEE is now a
> standards- development organization accepted for cooperation and
> exchange of information, and that its standards may be included as
> references in ITU-T standards, according to the provisions of ITU-T
> Recommendations A.5 and A.6. These recommendations detail the
> procedures and rules by which the standards documents can be shared.
> A key part of these recommendations is the principle that information
> can be shared between organizations, and that IEEE and ITU-T
> standards can be used by the other organization as source material,
> pending appropriate copyright agreements. This recognition also
> serves to demonstrate further the IEEE's standing as a global
> standards-developing organization.
> "This action from ITU-T is in keeping with the direction the
> standards community needs to be taking now!" said Judith Gorman,
> Managing Director of IEEE Standards Activities. "Standards bodies
> with niche expertise, who bring in technical participants from all
> over the world, should have appropriate standards identified and
> recognized by such organizations as ITU, IEC, and ISO. And hopefully
> ITU-T's decision will be a catalyst for similar actions from other
> organizations."
>  For further information about IEEE and ITU-T relations, contact
> Karen McCabe at k.mccabe@ieee.org or +1 732 562 3824.
> Copyright  2000 IEEE
> URL: http://standards.ieee.org/announcements/itutstds.html (Modified:
> 11-Feb-2000)
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