Re: [paws] Protocol Action: 'Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-paws-protocol-20.txt)

"Rosen, Brian" <Brian.Rosen@neustar.biz> Tue, 11 November 2014 02:52 UTC

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From: "Rosen, Brian" <Brian.Rosen@neustar.biz>
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Thread-Topic: [paws] Protocol Action: 'Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-paws-protocol-20.txt)
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Subject: Re: [paws] Protocol Action: 'Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-paws-protocol-20.txt)
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Yay!
> On Nov 10, 2014, at 4:49 PM, The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>; wrote:
> 
> The IESG has approved the following document:
> - 'Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases'
>  (draft-ietf-paws-protocol-20.txt) as Proposed Standard
> 
> This document is the product of the Protocol to Access WS database
> Working Group.
> 
> The IESG contact persons are Pete Resnick and Barry Leiba.
> 
> A URL of this Internet Draft is:
> http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-paws-protocol/
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Technical Summary
> 
>   Portions of the radio spectrum that are allocated to licensees are
>   available for non-interfering use.  This available spectrum is called
>   "White Space."  Allowing secondary users access to available spectrum
>   "unlocks" existing spectrum to maximize its utilization and to
>   provide opportunities for innovation, resulting in greater overall
>   spectrum utilization.
> 
>   One approach to manage spectrum sharing uses databases to report
>   spectrum availability to devices.  To achieve interoperability among
>   multiple devices and databases, a standardized protocol must be
>   defined and implemented.  This document defines such a protocol, the
>   "Protocol to Access White Space (PAWS) Databases".
> 
> Working Group Summary
> 
>   During the design of the protocol, in earlier phases, there was some
>   controversy, even deadlock at some point over a few points. But
>   issues got addressed, and for the last 3 versions of the document
>   there were no comments indicating any controversy. There were
>   significant comments during AD Review and Last Call that have
>   also been addressed to the satisfaction of the reviewers, and a
>   second Last Call took place to confirm.
> 
> Document Quality
> 
>   During private conversations, several mailing list members indicated
>   that they have an implementation of a version of the protocol, but
>   none came forward publicly with their implementations yet, and there
>   was no request to hold an interop event.
> 
> Personnel
> 
>   Gabor Bajko <gaborbajko@gmail.com>; is the shepherd.
>   Pete Resnick <presnick@qti.qualcomm.com>; is the AD.
> 
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