Functional Requirements document - Motion
Some while back, as part of the process of revising the 802 Overview
and Architecture, Alan Chambers took an action to look over the
Functional Requirements document in order to determine what was to become
of its contents. I spoke to Alan recently, and it would appear that
from his analysis, the FRD content fell into 3 categories:
a) Material that is no longer of any consequence, or is
b) Material that is useful and has now been incorporated into the draft
revision of Std 802 (next draft soon to be issued for its Sponsor Recirc
- current draft available on 802.1 website);
c) Material that is useful and has now been incorporated into the 802
So my take on this is that we can safely delete maintenance of the FRD as
an activity within 802.
In the light of the above, I will make the following motion at the March
"The SEC considers that ongoing maintenance of the 802
Functional Requirements document is no longer required, given that its
useful content has now been documented elsewhere. Therefore, the
SEC no longer considers the FRD to be an 802 standing document, and
deprecates its use. The FRD is to be archived on the IEEE 802 website for
the next five years, along with a record of this motion; after that time,
the document is to be deleted."
End of motion.
Paul Nikolich has indicated to me that he is willing to second this