I also support W for "Working Group".
ISMS is the the name of the active IETF Working Group that just finished
the SNMPv3 over SSH and SNMPv3 over DTLS (Datagram TLS) specs.
Not a good choice for us.
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
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On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:21 PM, Petrie, Glen <glen.petrie at eitc.epson.com> wrote:
> I support W as "Working group"
>> From: owner-wims at pwg.org [mailto:owner-wims at pwg.org] On Behalf Of
>Richard_Landau at Dell.com> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 11:10 AM
> To: wims at pwg.org> Subject: WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?
>>>> Re: changing the name of the WIMS group to reflect its broader scope
>> If the goal is to retain the acronym WIMS, we must construct a suitable
> backronym. The problem is the W, since the absorbed PMP items are not
> "Web-based." The current charter draft suggests "Wide-scope."
>> A few minutes with a dictionary yielded some other possibilities.
>> Interesting but rejected:
> - Wagner's (practical)
> - Wonderful (boastful)
> - Whiz-bang (flippant)
> - Well-known
> - Working group for, as in "Working group for Imaging Management Semantics."
>> So long as the W does not stand for Washington, or for any other meaning of
> "W" recently related to Washington, it's okay.
>> Of course, we could always change the name slightly, since lots of
> interesting words end in MS for Management Semantics. For example, Imaging
> Systems Management Semantics, or ISMS. Has kind of a nice ring to it.
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