...and so it begins again

It is time to begin preparing for Interop Las Vegas 2006. As Hot Stage rapidly approaches (eNet starts 2/20 or so, iLabs, 3/30), we're working to engage as many contributors as we can. Many of us involved in the iLabs feel like we're behind, and we're anxiously looking for involvement from contributors old and new. This is one of those times when I wonder if we'll pull anything off...

This year, I have the dubious distinction of leading the Network Access Control iLab initiative. The team comprises an all-star cast including Carig, the dynamic duo (Joel/Jan), team-lead-turned-educator Karen, and up-and-comer Brett. In addition, I am working on pulling in additional folks from the past (yes, I've been remiss--if you're one of those folks, please forgive me for not getting e-mail to you before now!).

But, it's really about contributors. We would like to gather sufficient contributions to compare and contrast TCG's TNC, Cisco's NAC, and Microsoft's NAP. Each demonstration obviously requires a few key contributors and we'd like to have a few additional ones. Right now, it's sketchy.

The other two initiatives are SIP and Open Systems, led by Jim and Hege, respectively. I have heard that SIP has similar challenges to ours, but I'm sure they are in better shape. So, my competitive nature kicks in. We need to get it done.

More as it happens.

God bless Ron Jarrell...

Good night, Gracie...