Re: *** SEC Motion to forward 1000BASE-T(IEEE 802.3ab) to REVCOM
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- Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 15:09:20 -0500
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Jim Carlo wrote:
> SEC OFFICIAL EMAIL BALLOT 802.0/6May1999
> Issue Date: 6May1999 Closing Date: 14May1999
> Moved By: Geoff Thompson
> Seconded By: Bob Grow
> Move: Authorize forwarding 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) to RevCom for approval at the
> June1999 IEEE-SA Standards Board Meeting contingent on the approval of a letter
> ballot motion from the voters of 802.3 scheduled to close May 10.
> If you recall there was a quite contentious issue at the March meeting
> regarding a request from some members to see a "proof of concept" before 802.3
> authorized it to go forward. There was no motion to go forward passed at the
> closing plenary of 802.3 in March.
> There is currently a 30 day 802.3 Working Group letter ballot which closes May
> 10 to approve the placement of 802.3ab on the REVCOM agenda. The current status
> of that motion is detailed below.
> Supporting information
> The Sponsor Recirculation Ballot for P802.3ab/D6.0 (1000BASE-T) closed on April
> 5. The results of that ballot were:
> 60 Number of eligible people in Ballot Group
> 44 Affirmative votes
> 2 Negative votes (Frazier, Thaler)
> 1 Abstention vote
> 47 Votes = 78% Returned
> 2% Abstention
> 46/48 95% Affirmative
> There were comments from 3 voters during the recirculation
> Thaler - Supports Seifert's proposal for "Trial-Use"
> Seifert - Previous plus minor editorial (to be corrected during prep for
> Booth - Minor editorial (to be corrected during prep for pub.)
> (The complete comments are attached to this message as d60comments.doc))
> With this the Sponsor Balloting process is complete. The draft has met all of
> the IEEE requirements for approval, consensus and recirculation. It is ready to
> go to REVCOM for approval by the IEEE Standards Board. There was no meeting
> held to resolve comments as there were no "new negatives".
> There is an 802.3 Working Group letter ballot motion currently being conducted
> by e-mail to place P802.3ab/D6.0 on the June REVCOM agenda.
> The results to date (cob May 3) of the Working Group letter ballot motion to
> forward are:
> 75 Affirmative votes
> 1 Negative votes
> 4 Abstention vote
> 80 Votes = 53% Returned
> <1% Abstention
> 75/80 98% Affirmative
> This ballot closes on May 10.
> The ballot has achieved the 75 votes returned by 802.3 voters that it needs to
> meet the quorum requirement. If the ballot does not pass then the matter of
> forwarding the draft will be
> on the agenda of the July meeting of 802.3. P802.3ab would then not be a
> candidate for approval as an IEEE Standard until September 1999.
> Jim Carlo(firstname.lastname@example.org) Cellular:1-214-693-1776 Voice&FAX Mail:1-214-853-5274
> TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
> Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
> Chair, IEEE 802 LAN MAN Standards Committee