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1 IEEE P1850 Imperative Principles P1850 Working Group 30 June 2008 Noelle Humenick IEEE-SA

2 Imperative Principles of the Standards Process l Developing standards is a quasi-legal process l Standards can become legal requirements l It is possible to break the law inadvertently l If you follow the rules, you will be covered by the IEEE umbrella of indemnification

3 Imperative Principles of the Legal Standards Process l Due Process l Openness l Consensus l Balance l Right of Appeal

4 Due Process Operational Definition l Develop operating procedures l Publish and make procedures available l Follow procedures

5 Due Process cont. Hierarchy of Documents l Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York l IEEE Certificate of Incorporation l IEEE Constitution l IEEE Bylaws l IEEE Policies l IEEE Board of Directors Resolutions l IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual l IEEE-SA Board of Governors Resolutions

6 Due Process cont. Hierarchy of Documents (cont.) l IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws l IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual l IEEE Standards Style Manual l IEEE Design Automation Operating Procedures l IEEE P1850 Operating Procedures l Robert's Rules of Order l IEEE Standards Companion

7 Openness l Everyone has access to the process l Make information and actions publicly available for examination l Include all materially interested and affected parties l Avoid antitrust situations/appearance of collusion l Opportunity to participate does not necessarily mean membership or a vote

8 Consensus l Agreement among the majority l Not unanimity l Defined in the IEEE Sponsor balloting rules as 75% of 75%

9 Consensus cont’d The Challenge l Approve and publish expeditiously l Obligation to majority versus l Obligation to the minority l Attempt to resolve comments

10 Balance l Representation from all materially interested and affected parties l Lack of dominance by any one category l Common categories: Producer, user, and general interest l Ideal to maintain balance throughout development l Encourage participation l Mandatory for balloting

11 Right of Appeal l The right to take steps to have a case heard l Follow policies and procedures l Bases of appeal can be: l Technical (within sponsor) l Procedural

12 Summary l Due Process l Openness l Consensus l Balance l Right of Appeal

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