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[802.3BA] Proceeding to Sponsor Ballot

Dear Task Force Participants,

Since last week’s announcement of the third Working Group recirculation ballot on IEEE P802.3ba, I have received a number of calls and emails with questions regarding proceeding to Sponsor Ballot.  


For your reference at the start of every meeting in the Agenda and General Information a summary of the Bylaws and Rules is provided and an overview of the 802.3 Standards Process is given.  Please see for this presentation from the September 2009 Interim meeting.


In summary, if at the end of comment resolution at the November Plenary meeting any substantive changes to Draft 2.3 are required, or there any in-scope disapprove comments that are not pile-ons, a recirculation will be required.


If a recirculation is required, the Task Force may ask for Conditional Approval at the November meeting to forward the draft standard to sponsor ballot.  Please note that there are a number of scheduling challenges that will need to be overcome if the adopted Task Force schedule for ratification of the standard is to be maintained.  This will be discussed at the November Plenary.


Please feel free to contact me if you should have any further questions.




John D’Ambrosia

Chair, IEEE P802.3ba