The reason that the PWG meeting is right away the interoperability
testing was not to encourage kibitizers. It was done because some
number of people were going to have to attend both the interoperability
testing and the PWG meetings and did not want to travel to two
I am concerned if people think they can come to the interoperability
testing just to observe. That is not the intent of the interoperability
testing and will be counter productive to getting the testing completed.
There really are two questions. First, should kibitizer's be allowed to
attend the testing? They will be put to work if they are allowed to attend.
Secondly, should they help share in the cost of testing?
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From: jds%underscore.com @ interlock.lexmark.com (Jeff Schnitzer) @ SMTP
Date: 12/20/96 03:06:32 PM
Subject: Re: PMP> Printer Interoperability issues
One reason we wanted to have the PWG meeting right after the
interoperability testing was to encourage kibitzers. Requiring
a significant fee of people just observing is counter-productive.
We want to increase attendance at the testing so that people will
have first-hand knowledge of the resulting issues when they are
discussed later in the week.
Offering a chance of hands-on testing in exchange for a share of
the cost sounds reasonable... But people who are just there to
observe should not be charged a fee, and if the test staff is to
be volunteer then the volunteers should not be charged.