At first I thought I didn't really care how the testing and meetings were
scheduled, but after some thought I do have a preference.
I vote for option #3 based on the following.
-- Option #1 still means two trips for me since I would not stay over the
weekend. It does have the advantage of being shorter trips, but we set up
the original schedule to provide optimum timing between meetings and to
vary the location.
-- Option #2 tries to cram too much into one week. PWG meetings look like
they will be taking three days and the test really needs 3 or 3 1/2 days.
Also, I'm not excited about losing a day of my weekend.
My second choice would be option #2.
From: Lloyd Young[SMTP:lpyoung at lexmark.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 1996 9:45 AM
Subject: PWG> Printer MIB Testing and PWG Meeting Alternatives
I have been surprised by the lack of voting on the issue of moving
the February PWG meeting. I want to emphasize that this move would
affect the entire PWG (IPP, JMP, Sense, and PMP). Voting is still
open until Tuesday of next week.
My original note is listed below.
To: pwg%pwg.org @ interlock.lexmark.com ("pwg%pwg.org") @ SMTP
cc: (bcc: Lloyd Young)
From: Lloyd Young
Date: 11/22/96 09:44:17 AM
Subject: Printer MIB Testing and PWG Meeting Alternatives
Some people have expressed a desire to combine the Printer MIB
testing and a PWG meeting in order to reduce travel. We briefly looked at
moving the interoperability testing to line up with either the January or
PWG meetings (without changing PWG locations) and that does not appear
feasible. Therefore the only way to accomplish this is to have the PWG
in Campbell, CA. (where Stardust Labs is located). We have located a hotel
Campbell that has meeting rooms available the first week of February. We do
not want to delay the interoperability testing past the first week of
Following are the alternatives that we came up with to accomplish all of
Assumptions: The interoperability testing will require 1/2 day of setup
by 3 days of testing. PWG meetings require minimum of 2 days.
1. Have the interoperability testing the week of January 27th and PWG
the week of February 3rd (both in Campbell, CA.).
2. Have both the interoperability test and PWG meetings the week of
Test setup would be on Sunday February 2nd, interoperability testing Monday
Wednesday, and PWG meetings Thursday and Friday.
3. Do nothing. Have the interoperability testing the week of January 27th
leave the PWG meetings the week of February 19th.
Clearly, options 1 and 2 would mean that the PWG meetings would be canceled
week of February 19th (IEEE 1394 meeting would still occur on these dates).
they are not canceled then the goal of reducing travel was not achieved.
I am going to put this to a vote by the PWG. Majority rules. Because next
is a holiday week, voting will close on Tuesday, Dec. 3th. I will inform
group on Wednesday, Dec. 4th on the final outcome.
Lloyd Young Phone: (606) 232-5150
Lexmark International Inc. Fax: (606) 232-6740
740 New Circle Road NW internet: lpyoung at lexmark.com
Lexington, KY 40511