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Re: Welcome to the COTS Sub-Group of P1583



Attached are my comments.

Thanks for coordinating this group.

Phil Scruggs

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vincent J. Lipsio" <Vince@Lipsio.com>
To: "Philip Scruggs" <pscruggs@ix.netcom.com>
Cc: "Dr. R. Mercuri" <notable@mindspring.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: Welcome to the COTS Sub-Group of P1583


> No problem!  So far, only one person has returned his comments,
> and one other has requested an extension to next week.  I, too,
> am late, having been away from email for the holidays, camping
> in the Everglades, and my personal comments still exist in hand-
> written form.
>
> Vince
>
>
> Philip Scruggs wrote:
>
> > I will be late turning in my assignment...
> >
> > I should have my comments to you by Sunday. I do appologize for the
delay.
> >
> > Phil Scruggs
> > 571-235-6105
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dr. R. Mercuri" <notable@mindspring.com>
> > To: <cots@lipsio.com>
> > Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 8:47 PM
> > Subject: Welcome to the COTS Sub-Group of P1583
> >
> >
> >
> >>Greetings --
> >>
> >>After the last P1583 Working Group meeting you were identified as having
> >>interest in being in the COTS Special Task Group.  This email contains
> >>important instructions regarding the work that we must accomplish by
> >>mid-January.
> >>
> >>A website has been established for this working group, it is at:
> >>        www.lipsio.com/cots
> >>
> >>On the website you can find a link to the list of members.  Please
> >>check to see if we have your name, email, and affiliation listed
> >
> > correctly.
> >
> >>(We have spaces around the @ to thwart web trollers.)
> >>
> >>An email address has been created for this group: cots@lipsio.com
> >>BE CAREFUL USING IT!  When you email to the group, your message
> >>is automatically sent to everyone AND put in the reflector on the
website.
> >>If you prefer to send only to the sub-group chairs, use:
> >>    vince@lipsio.com, mercuri@acm.org
> >>
> >>Your tasks are as follows:
> >>
> >>1. Review the list of issues (either the Excel or ASCII version) for
> >>correctness.  These have been extracted from the 1000+ comments
submitted
> >
> > in
> >
> >>the last draft round, and are the ones we have identified as
COTS-related.
> >>If you have additional COTS comments that are not in this list, please
> >>submit them to us (and let us know how they were identified if they were
> >>sent in for the prior round).
> >>
> >>2. We need EACH of YOU to submit a resolution for EVERY item on the
> >>current list of issues.  "Don't know" is a resolution but we are hoping
> >
> > that
> >
> >>you will take the time to be more constructive.  Provide us with a copy
of
> >>the spreadsheet with the resolution column filled in for each item, the
> >
> > way
> >
> >>you think it should be handled in the current working draft.  Note that
> >
> > you
> >
> >>will need to look at the entire list (and perhaps also the draft) before
> >>making your decisions, since some items are inter-related.
> >>
> >>3.  Please read Steve Berger's email posted in our COTS website email
> >>archive.  We need each of you to come up with your own description of
how
> >>COTS should be defined and handled in the IEEE Voting System Standard.
> >>This should be about a page of text from each of you.  You will probably
> >>also want to provide us with some explanation for your thinking on this
> >>matter.
> >>
> >>This is "due" to us by January 7 (midnight California time). (Sorry if
it
> >>sounds like a homework assignment for winter break!)  You can send to
the
> >>group or just to Rebecca and Vince as you prefer.
> >>
> >>The idea for this round is that we each send our comments in
"think-tank"
> >>style -- no arguments!  We will collect all of the comments and issue
them
> >>back to the group indicating which resolutions have agreement and which
> >
> > ones
> >
> >>will need further discussion.  As well, we will attempt to summarize all
> >
> > of
> >
> >>the thoughts submitted about the COTS definition and philosophy for the
> >>standard. Possibly a conference call will then be scheduled in order to
> >>converge on a final set of recommendations that will be presented at
> >>February's P1583 working group meeting.  Stay tuned for further
> >
> > information.
> >
> >>Thank you for your willingness to participate, we look forward to
working
> >>with you and hope to hear from you on or before January 7.
> >>
> >>Vince Lipsio
> >>Rebecca Mercuri
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>

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