[tforum] [Fwd: [NLR-News] Internet2-NLR Merger Update]

Joe Breen Joe.Breen@utah.edu
Thu, 17 May 2007 13:31:25 -0600

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FYI, for those following I2 and NLR merger process...

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Subject: 	[NLR-News] Internet2-NLR Merger Update
Date: 	Thu, 17 May 2007 10:00:48 -0700
From: 	Internet2-NLR <info@internet2-nlr.org>
To: 	news@nlr.net

The Network Planning Team (NPT) and the Merger Planning Team (MPT) held
an initial joint meeting this week.

The NPT has been developing a plan for creating the national backbone
architecture that best serves the research and education community’s
needs. They have assimilated information and guidance from the community
to develop their set of recommendations. The MPT will take up the NPT
recommendations to develop the definitive agreement to merge Internet2
and National LambdaRail.

The MPT, jointly led by the chairs of Internet2 and NLR, will now build
on the NPT’s efforts and focus on the business aspects of work towards a
merger. It is the MPT's responsibility, with the assistance of counsel,
to prepare the definitive agreement that will be presented to the
Internet2 and NLR Boards. The MPT will also provide guidance about which
issues need to be addressed as part of the process to finalize the
definitive agreement and which issues will be better addressed by the
new merged organization.

The latest available information about the merger process can always be
found at: http://www.internet2-nlr.org/

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