PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> URGENT - PWG Chairman Nominations

PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> URGENT - PWG Chairman Nominations

PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> URGENT - PWG Chairman Nominations

Farrell, Lee Lee.Farrell at
Thu Jul 7 16:37:01 EDT 2005

Very nice, Gail.
I'd like to second the nomination.  (And no, it's definitely not too


From: owner-pwg at [mailto:owner-pwg at] On Behalf Of Gail
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 1:31 PM
To: Harry Lewis; pwg at
Subject: PWG> RE: PWG-ANNOUNCE> URGENT - PWG Chairman Nominations

I nominate Harry for another term of Chair.  (Is it too late?)



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From: owner-pwg-announce at [mailto:owner-pwg-announce at] On
Behalf Of Harry Lewis
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 11:59 PM
To: pwg-announce at
Subject: PWG-ANNOUNCE> URGENT - PWG Chairman Nominations


I labeled this reminder URGENT because we are just over a month away
from our July Plenary where we will review nominations and begin
elections for new PWG officers. The 2 year term for current officers
will expire in September. Three positions will be opening - Chairman,
Vice Chairman and Secretary. We welcome nominations for any of the 3
positions but, while we do have several people willing to accept VC and
Secretary roles, we are currently lacking a nominee for Chairman.   

The PWG is entering a very exciting and active phase which will require
an energetic leader with vision. This role will require commitment but I
am certain, in return, you will receive a great number of very rewarding

Some of the more recent highlights for the PWG include: 

 1. Apple and Microsoft join the PWG who, together with IBM, represent
print and printer management components of 5 major OS platforms. 
 2. Linux is represented via scheduled, periodic joint meetings with the
Free Standards Group 
 3. Dell joined the PWG as a major supplier of printers and printing
systems who is interested in open standards 
 4. The PWG Common Semantic Model has been established and acknowledged
by a wide ranging variety of segment specific print standards
 5. Version 2 of Printer MIB has reached IETF Standards Track status
(RFC 3805) 
 6. Discussions are being held with the DMTF regarding possible
collaboration to update the CIM printer model with PWG semantics 
 7. The PWG is expanding into broader areas of "imaging systems"
  a. With the definition of a complete set of Counters for remote
management of Imaging Services (such as Production and Enterprise Print,
Scan, Copy, Fax) 
  b. With the definition of a web service method for implementing
inter-enterprise remote management for Output Management Services 
  c. With an initial BOF, in Japan, on networked projector management
standards which is leading to a new project definition and solicitation
of projector vendors 

Some additional areas under consideration are 

 8. Efficiency study of standards activities in the print and imaging
industry including models, dictionaries, protocols (print, finishing,
job ticket, management, accounting) with recommendations for harmony 
 9. Possible alliance with high-end production print standards
organizations for Semantic Model alignment and expansion into areas such
as mail piece and remote finishing. 

Many of you have demonstrated your support for open standards and the
positive effect they have had on the printer industry with your
contributions in working groups, on conference calls, e-mail discussions
and face to face meetings. This has allowed the PWG to provide our
service to the industry in an exemplary manner while maintaining our
tradition as a low cost, low overhead organization. The PWG is in need
of a new Chairman to help keep this tradition moving forward. Please
indicate your support by sending your nomination to pwg at
<mailto:pwg at>  or you can send your nomination directly to me by
simply replying to this message. 

Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
IBM Printing Systems

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