An email to the SV committees yesterday -
To all P1800 Technical Committees,
The Working Group has reviewed the new IEEE participation policies and has determined how they will affect the Working Group and the Technical Committees. Below is a summary of the new policies.
These changes take effect immediately.
The aliases are in the process of being scrubbed. For now, we should continue to use the set of aliases that are currently in place. A new set of aliases will take effect when they are stabilized. Another email will be sent when we should be switching over to them.
Pages 9, 10, 11 of the following document describe the rules for Entity based standards. The P1800 is Entity based and will follow these rules. http://standards.ieee.org/develop/po.../sb_bylaws.pdf
In addition to the rules described in the IEEE-SA bylaws document the following rule is also in affect. Only employees of Entities that are voting members of the Working group will be allowed to participate in any of the Technical Committees. The Technical Committee chairs will need to start policing their meetings to ensure that only employees of the following companies are allowed to participate.
Accellera (Designated Representatives, as opposed to employees)
Other companies may choose to become voting members of the Working Group. If this happens, employees of those companies will also be allowed to participate.
This is a big set of changes and there will be a noticeable impact on various committees. We will most likely have more questions as we start implementing them.