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Re: +++802SEC Ballot: Forward 802.16.2 to Sponsor Ballot

I approve.
--Paul Nikolich

At 07:48 AM 2/20/01 -0600, Jim Carlo wrote:
>Issue Date: 19Feb2001 Closing Date: 29Feb2001
>Moved By: Roger Marks 
>MOTION: To forward IEEE Draft 802.16.2/D2-2001 ("Recommended Practice 
>for Coexistence of Fixed Broadband Wireless Access Systems") for 
>Sponsor Ballot.
>Notes: From Roger Marks
>Here is an explanation:
>(1) The Working Group Letter Ballot results are clean. 802.16's 
>Letter Ballot #2, ("To approve Document IEEE 802.16.2/D1-2000 and 
>forward it for Sponsor Ballot") ran from 11-17 to 12-27-2000. The 
>results were:
>Approve: 69   Disapprove: 4   Approval Ratio: 94.5% [75% required]
>Abstain: 10   Members: 134    Return Ratio:   61.9% [50% required]
>Comments: 147
>Following the 10-day Recirculation Ballot #2a of the resolutions 
>developed by the editorial committee, the vote status was:
>Approve: 70   Disapprove: 3   Approval Ratio: 95.9% [75% required]
>Abstain: 10   Members: 134    Return Ratio:   61.9% [50% required]
>Comments: 23
>Following comment resolution at 802.16's January interim, all three 
>of the negatives voters agreed to vote Approve. Therefore, there were 
>no negative comments to include in the following 10-day Recirculation 
>Ballot #2b. The recirc referred only to the set of comment 
>resolutions, an updated draft (802.16.2/D2-2001), and a marked-up 
>draft showing the changes between D2 and D1. Recirc #2b stated the 
>motion as follows: "To approve the proposed resolutions (as 
>represented in Document IEEE 802.16-01/06) of comments received in 
>802.16 Recirculation Ballot #2a, and to forward, for Sponsor Ballot, 
>the resulting Draft Standard (IEEE 802.16.2/D2-2001". Only three 
>votes were received in this final recirc; these were votes of 
>"Approve without comments" received from the three voters who were 
>negative following Recirc #2a. Therefore, ballot is declared closed 
>and final. The final vote tally is:
>Approve: 73   Disapprove: 0   Approval Ratio: 100% [75% required]
>Abstain: 10   Members: 134    Return Ratio:  61.9% [50% required]
>In summary, the document we want to send for Sponsor Ballot is 
>identical to the one that completed Recirc #2a with 100% approval and 
>no new comments.
>At our January interim, following a presentation of the comment 
>resolution results, 802.16 unanimously passed a motion "To initiate 
>Sponsor Ballot of IEEE 802.16.2/D1-2000, subject to successful 
>completion of final recirculation ballot."
>For a full, documented report of the Letter Ballot, see 
>(2) We are asking for an email vote because it is essential to our 
>schedule. We believe that approval will give us a realistic chance of 
>making the June RevCom agenda. Here is the schedule to get us there:
>Note that our invitation to participate in the Sponsor Ballot Group 
>(IEEE-SA's first-ever electronic one) expires tonight. While the SEC 
>approval vote takes place, we will have time to put a Ballot Group 
>I'd like to acknowledge the great efforts of our Task Group 2, 
>particularly the Chair, Phil Whitehead, and the Editor, Muya Wachira. 
>I'd also like to thank Howard Frazier, who helped me through the 
>process by explaining the subtle unwritten rules of balloting, and 
>Geoff Thompson, who advised me on the creation of an electronic 
>balloting tool.
>Notice that our schedule indicates SEC approval of this motion by 
>March 1. I hope the SEC will be able to meet this deadline.