IETF/IEEE 802 Liaison Report
There is an outstanding liaison request from IEEE 802.11, requesting a review of the IEEE 802.11u requirements document:
Dorothy Stanley, IEEE 802.11 liaison to IETF, has transmitted this liaison request to the chairs of the CAPWAP, EAP, MOBOPTS, DNA, MIPSHOP, and AAA WGs, as well as CC:’ing firstname.lastname@example.org. To my knowledge, no response from those WGs has been received (though personal responses have been sent).
Dorothy will follow up with the WG chairs after the new year.
IEEE 802 Review of IETF Documents
The IEEE 802 ExComm has sent comments relating to the IEEE 802/IETF relationship document, which were incorporated in the final version approved by the IAB & IESG:
IETF Review of IEEE 802 Documents
IEEE 802.16 has requested review of WMAN-IF-MIB-08-02-05 (received Nov 18 2005) Bert Wijnen sent his comments to IEEE 802.16 on November 22, including the following ending paragraph:
This is what I could do during one of my trainrides. I suspect that this MIB module (some 11000 lines) needs more review. But I thought I’d send you what I have now, so you can start working on solving the issues I am reporting.”
I have not seen a revision/reaction. That is OK, as long as we understand that the job of review is possibly not yet finished.
A teleconference was held with Jose Contreras relating to the transfer of MIBs from IETF to IEEE 802. A summary of the conference call was provided to Paul Congdon, IEEE 802.1 Vice Chair. Next step is for David Harrington to revise the MIB Transfer document to take Jorge’s advice into account, and for Paul Congdon and Dan Romascanu to work with IEEE counsel on determine what rights IEEE 802 requires.
Note that RFC 3978 Section 3.3 (a)(E) specifically discusses issues relating to use of MIBs:
a. To the extent that a Contribution or any portion thereof is protected by copyright and other rights of authorship, the Contributor, and each named co-Contributor, and the organization he or she represents or is sponsored by (if any) grant a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license to the ISOC and the IETF under all intellectual property rights in the Contribution: . . . (E) to extract, copy, publish, display, distribute, modify and incorporate into other works, for any purpose (and not limited to use within the IETF Standards Process) any executable code or code fragments that are included in any IETF Document (such as MIB and PIB modules), subject to the requirements of Section 5 (it also being understood that the licenses granted under this paragraph (E) shall not be deemed to grant any right under any patent, patent application or other similar intellectual property right disclosed by the Contributor under [RFC3979]).