SC22/WG20 N1017


From Tue Feb 11 23:18:59 2003

From: Matthew Deane <>

To: "'Kenneth Whistler'" <>,

"''", <>

Cc: "'John Hill'"


RE: result of resolution 01-18: LB - liaison with IETF

Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 09:02:23 -0500



Dear Ken and Prof. Kim,


The Category C liaison request was approved within SC 22 and this

information was sent to IETF requesting that they confirm their acceptance

of this liaison. IETF responded with a question of why Category A wasn't



I responded that the following resolution was passed at the Hawaii Plenary:


Resolution 01-18: Letter Ballot - Establishment of Liaison with IETF

In response to the request from WG20 (N3284) to establish a liaison with

IETF, JTC 1/SC22 instructs its Secretariat to issue an SC22 Letter Ballot on

the following:

The Internet Engineering Task Force has requested a Category A liaison with

ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22. The Rationale for this request is contained in document

N3284. ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22 agrees instead to offer IETF a category C liaison

with ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22.




Although I wasn't in attendance in Hawaii, I gathered from those in

attendance that the following was the rationale was the reason why C was

offered instead of A:

As the request came from a SC 22 working group and members felt that a

Category C liaison would accomplish all of the specifics of the request,

they decided that it was more appropriate to offer a Category C liaison.

The subsequent letter ballot request to the resolution was approved, and

thus the Category C liaison relationship was offered.


I notified them that if IETF wishes to resubmit the request with rationale

as to why Category A is more appropriate, I will be more than happy to

re-circulate the request to SC 22 members. I have yet to receive a response

from IETF.



If you have any questions, let me know. Good luck with the rest of your



Best regards,