Draft Minutes of OSD Working Group - September 14, 2000

John Lohmeyer lohmeyer at t10.org
Wed Sep 20 15:10:04 PDT 2000

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Accredited Standards Committee*
National Committee for Information Technology Standards (NCITS)

                                                  Doc. No.: T10/00-368r0
                                                      Date: September 20, 2000
                                                  Reply to: Gene Milligan

To:       T10 Membership
From:     Ralph Weber & Gene Milligan
Subject:  OSD Working Group Meeting -- September 14, 2000
           Huntington Beach, CA

1.     Opening Remarks
2.     Approval of Agenda
3.     Attendance and Membership
4.     OSD Document Review
5.     New Business
6.    Call for Patents
7.     Meeting Schedule
8.     Adjournment

Results of Meeting

1.     Opening Remarks

Gene Milligan called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, September
14, 2000.  He thanked Skip Jones of QLogic for hosting the meeting.

As is customary, the people attending introduced themselves and a copy of the
attendance list was circulated.

2.     Approval of Agenda

The draft agenda was approved as reflected in these minutes.

3.     Attendance and Membership

Attendance at working group meetings does not count toward minimum attendance
requirements for T10 membership.  Working group meetings are open to any
person or organization directly and materially affected by T10's scope of
work.  The following people attended the meeting:

          Name          S        Organization         Electronic Mail Address
---------------------- -- ------------------------- -------------------------
Mr. Keith W. Parker    V  Diogenes SCSI             diogenes at europa.com
Mr. Ralph O. Weber     P  ENDL Texas                roweber at acm.org
Dr. Jim Hafner         V  IBM Corp.                 hafner at almaden.ibm.com
Mr. Edward A. Gardner  P  Ophidian Designs          eag at ophidian.com
Mr. Mark Evans         P  Quantum Corp.             mark.evans at quantum.com
Mr. Gene Milligan      P  Seagate Technology        gene.milligan@
Mr. George O. Penokie  P  Tivoli Systems            gop at us.ibm.com
Mr. Roger Cummings     O  Veritas Software          roger.cummings at veritas.
Mr. Raj Patel          V  Xyratex                   raj_patel at us.xyratex.com

9 People Present

Status Key:  P    -  Principal
              A,A# -  Alternate
              O    -  Observer
              L    -  Liaison
              V    -  Visitor

4.     OSD Document Review

The group discussed whether OSD should be called a peer-to-peer protocol and
agreed that the nomenclature was common to all of SCSI.

The group reviewed OSD revision 1 and recommended changes.  Gene noted the
changes and agreed to produce a revision 2.

5.     New Business

No new business was brought before the meeting.

6.     Call for Patents

The Chair explained the patent policy.  A document is available from ANSI,
"Procedures for the Development and Coordination of American National
Standards", at no charge.  This document is also on the WWW at
ftp//www.ncits.org/help/ansi_sdo.html.  Section 1.2.11 contains the ANSI
patent policy.  Amy Marasco manages patent issues for ANSI and can be
contacted at amarasco at ansi.org or 212-642-4954.

The Chair then called for patents and/or patent applications that may be
necessary to comply with the requirements in T10 standards, draft standards,
technical reports, or draft technical reports. There were no responses to the
call for patents.

7.     Meeting Schedule

The next meeting of the OSD Working Group will be Thursday, January 18, 2001
commencing shortly after the conclusion of the T10 Plenary meeting in Orlando,
FL at a time to be announced before the conclusion of the T10 meeting.

8.     Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2000.

John Lohmeyer                  Email: lohmeyer at t10.org
LSI Logic Corp.                Voice: +1-719-533-7560
4420 ArrowsWest Dr.              Fax: +1-719-533-7183
Colo Spgs, CO 80907

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