[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: RESEND: Planning for the upcoming vConnect interoperability event
At 12:34 PM -0800 3/31/97, Frank Dawson wrote:
>Prior to deciding "when" we need to decide "what". The "what" will have
>some bearing on "when" we can get the interoperability demo together.
Frank, there is also the 'who', the 'how long' and a number of
other logistics and content items. And, indeed, we very much DO need to
determine these things. Since this list has not been overly active --
i.e., we don't all have a sense of who we are as a group and what we need
as a group -- we need to proceed cautiously and ensure that things are
maximally convenient for all participants.
>But...I agree that this is a great thing to get going. I would also like to
>see THE OPEN GROUP co-sponsor this. They have facilities in the UK, East
>Coast US and West Coast US that will allow a much easier participation from
>our geographically diverse vendor community.
Over the last 25 years, my experience has consistently been that
face-to-face is very substantially better than only doing something over
the net. That means choosing ONE location and getting everybody together
at the same time. IMC just completed our second email interoperability
testing event and this fact was re-asserted by all those present, including
folks new to such a process and who used to think that over-the-net was
As of now, we and attendees are quite comfortable with the
facilities that we provided in San Jose, CA, US. Since it's where we are
based, it is both the most convenient and the cheapest for us to set up.
Since it includes T1 connectivity, with ISDN backup, it's thoroughly
sufficient. This does not obligate us to use those facilities again, but
suggests that the question of venue is probably the least of our worries.
Dave Crocker, Director +1 408 246 8253
Internet Mail Consortium (f) +1 408 249 6205
127 Segre Place dcrocker@xxxxxxx
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA info@xxxxxxx , http://www.imc.org