Kevin D Butt kdbutt at
Wed Aug 5 14:43:35 PDT 2009

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Fred Knights proposal 09-099r1 to add a new status named GOOD WITH SENSE 
has met with some confusion and complaints internal to IBM.  I believe 
that the confusion and complaints can mostly be addressed by changing the 
name.  As seen by George's proposal to use this, the data returned is not 
sense data.  The current name implies that sense data is returned with 
GOOD status.  In reality, what is returned is information that needs to be 
defined for each use of it.  Thus, a better name would be something like 
Kevin D. Butt
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