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The References Working Group is responsible for maintaining NENA reference material generated by the NENA Development Group for the general public. The primary responsibilities of the Working Group include managing the NENA Master Glossary and NENA Knowledge Base.

Specific tasks include:
Examine NENA documents that are under review for terms and definitions identified there for addition to the NENA Master Glossary.
Add new approved terms and definitions to the Master Glossary and NENA Knowledge Base and add useful links and references.
Review the Master Glossary and NENA Knowledge Base periodically for obsolete definitions or bad links.
Manage NENA Knowledge Base material, including expanded definition articles and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Manage the current NENA Knowledge Base site and consider alternative platforms and applications for hosting the site.

The References Working Group currently has conference calls on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET. This schedule is subject to change.
5.1 Working Group Participation Expectations
It is the responsibility of the WG Chair to ensure all prospective WG Members are advised of the expectations for membership. WG members are expected to attend meetings/calls on a regular basis. Those who miss three (3) consecutive meetings without notifying the Working Group Chair(s) may be dropped from the roster and minutes distribution and forfeit their voting right in that Working Group. All committee, subcommittee, and working group members are required to participate in all polls to indicate their agreement or disagreement with the resolution of an Issue, except when there is more than one representative from an entity on a given committee, subcommittee or working group. In such cases, voting is limited to one vote per Participating Entity on any given subject. Members who do not fully participate and fulfill their membership responsibilities may be dropped from all distribution lists. Members who do not actively contribute and participate may be dropped at the DSC/Development Committee Chairs’ discretion.

NENA requires an explicit Intellectual Property Rights Policy to conduct its daily work. The objectives of this policy are to:

* Ensure that Members’ and participating Entities’ IPR are protected;
* Promote awareness of IPR issues among NENA Committees so as to permit informed decision-making about the tradeoffs associated with technical alternatives encountered in committee work; and
* Ensure that implementers producing products or services based on NENA standards are not unreasonably inhibited by IPR licensing requirements.