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MEF Turns 10

7/29/2011
The Metro Ethernet Forum had a good excuse to party at a winery, which gave us an excuse to break out the video camera
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Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin
12/5/2012 | 4:57:45 PM
re: MEF Turns 10


Even after everyone had a few glasses of wine, we couldn't get interview subjects to razz Nan Chen on camera. Oh well. Maybe for the 20th anniversary, we'll have the MEF bring out the vodka.

digits
digits
12/5/2012 | 4:57:43 PM
re: MEF Turns 10


Everyone had a few glasses of wine? Even Nan? Or did you have his for him? :-)

MMQoS
MMQoS
12/5/2012 | 4:57:42 PM
re: MEF Turns 10


As I said at the dinner, we all understand that there would be no MEF without Nan.  He remained tenacious when some big vendors told him that the idea was superfluous given all of the existing Ethernet groups.  Nan was thinking services when most were still thinking transport and that is why so many of us respect him for his accomplishment. 


Nan deserves no razzing and I seldom will say that.  Thanks for pulling out the camera too.


I'm one of those ex-Nortel founders and we really had to fight the SONET business people to have them even consider something called an Ethernet Service.  It was POS forever.


mmqos

Pete Baldwin
Pete Baldwin
12/5/2012 | 4:57:42 PM
re: MEF Turns 10


> Nan deserves no razzing and I seldom will say that.


Aw, c'mon, it's Nan!  Anyone who hangs out with Light Reading for that long deserves a bit of a dig.  :)


But yes, I understand your point. The MEF has done a lot to advance the cause for Ethernet services.

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