ADI: Library/Drive Interface to be NCITS T10 Standard

Paul.A.Suhler at Paul.A.Suhler at
Wed Nov 7 17:33:49 PST 2001

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At yesterday's inaugural meeting of the working group, we decided to pursue
this effort under the NCITS T10 umbrella.  John Lohmeyer, the T10 chair,
spoke with us for a little while and confirmed that it's within T10's
charter.  Everyone agreed that it was better to use an existing
organization with accepted rules than to cobble together our own rules and
try to get approval from everyone's legal departments.  The SFF Committee
was considered as a venue, but few of the companies interested were SFF
members and virtually all were T10 members.

Therefore, we will use the T10 e-mail reflector for communication and the
T10 web site ( for document distribution.  Instructions for use
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We have tentatively decided to request the name "Automation Drive
Interface," so please start the subject line of any reflector message with
the string "ADI"  In reality, we will probably generate two or three
standards for the application, transport, and physical layers, all of which
will have similar names and their own Three Letter Acronyms, but for now
that one acronym will do.

I will continue as facilitator.  Bob Griswold (Crossroads Systems)
volunteered to be editor and will present a liaison report at Thursday's
Plenary.  Paul Entzel (Quantum) acted as secretary for this one meeting and
will post the draft minutes to the T10 web site soon.  Other documents
presented will also be posted to the site.

This will be the final message to the T11 reflector on this subject.  The
MCDTE at reflector is discontinued immediately.

Thanks for your interest,

Paul Suhler
Seagate Removable Storage Solutions
Costa Mesa, CA

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