WIDE Workshop at Stanford University
January 25th, 2002

January 25th, 2002

Stanford University,
BUILDING: Packard Electrical Engineering,
ROOM: 101 Packard EE Directions

Stanford Networking Research Center(SNRC)

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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About Workshop at Stanford University

15 years have passed over WIDE Project since the beginning, and many foreigners who working for Internet interested in this project and I received many requests to introduce the activity of WIDE Project to other countries. This is the first time workshop in foreign country was made and it was realized only after obtaining cooperation of Stanford University and Cisco Systems.

We presented from the history of WIDE Project actively to the recent research and discussed these issues with attendants at this workshop.

At the reception after the workshop, we spent very exciting time with people who are built the foundation of the present Internet.



The 54th IETF will be held in Yokohama, Japan in July 2002. This is going to be the very first IETF in Asia. The WIDE project together with its sponsors will be hosting the IETF as well as arranging the network environment

Back in 1992, the WIDE project hosted the INET92 in Kobe, Japan which was the first ISOC-based INET. This was the first opportunity in the global Internet community to introduce the name of the project. We at the time tried very hard to be 'global', which was not very easy from a far-eastern island called Japan with its domestic-prioritized culture. But these efforts have also given the group a pleasure to work globally.

The WIDE Project was started around the late 1980s from a very small group of researchers and developers for BSD-based distributed operating system environments. The nature of the group was hard-core UNIX hackers who have encountered many of the 'social resistance' in the area; 'PPP vs. PTT', 'BSD vs. V', 'JP character set vs. US character set', 'TCP/IP vs. OSI', and, 'Private vs. Government'. The group has learned to arm themselves from these past experiences, which in turn has also given them power to deploy new technologies.

For about fifteen years, the group has been accumulating wide area of experiences and accommodating new members and friends. WIDE has been learning from so many people outside the country and I have been asked many times in the past a chance to introduce the group so that our activities be known worldwide.

We have thus, decided to create an opportunity to present our current activities, as well as to learn more from you by arranging the first WIDE Project Workshop at Stanford University, with the greatest pleasure and excitement.

We sincerely thank Ole Jacobson and Shin Miyakawa who encouraged us to realize the importance of this opportunity and helped us to organize this event.
Many thanks also to Graham Holmes of CISCO, Atsushi Shionozaki, the members of the Stanford Network Research Center: Charles J. Petrie, Trish Gertridge, Ana Maria Ortega, and the countless others who have helped us in organizing the workshop. Finally, our sincere gratitude to Stanford University and its members who have kindly accepted us to have this workshop.

I hope this is to become the beginning of new collaboration and excitements.

January 25, 2002
Jun Murai
Director, WIDE Project

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