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RE: [802SEC] +++ SEC EMAIL BALLOT +++ Get IEEE 802(tm) program recommendation

I vote Disapprove.

I believe that the programs' original goals were admirable, but as time
has shown the original definitions have been changed by IEEE. Quite
frankly, I believe that we must hold them to there originally agreed
timescale, costs, and goals. I do appreciate the economics of it, and
the pressure that the economic downtime has lead too, but with the
general acceptance of this program has had, I would propose that we
continue the program for the remainder of the calendar year. This will
lead to a better understanding by IEEE, and 802 of the real economic
viability of the program, and see if any corporate sponsorship can be
found, which I readily agree is a daunting task.

Lastly, I would also suggest that the IEEE be more open in their thought
processes on this on and actively use us over the whole period and not
piece meal. This does not include the recent work by our own SEC



>Dear SEC,
>This is an SEC email ballot on a recommendation to be made by the IEEE 
>802 SEC to the IEEE-SA regarding the Get IEEE 802(tm) program as moved 
>by Geoff Thompson, seconded by Bill Quackenbush.
>The email ballot opens on Friday April 26 9AM EDT and closes Friday May

>3rd 5PM EDT.
>As a result of the extensive discussions between representatives of the
>(Nikolich, Thompson, Frazier) and IEEE-SA staff (mostly Jerry Walker)
>with some participation by Jim Carlo (who is on the BoG) I propose the
>following motion:
>802 SEC Motion
>Moved by:       Geoff Thompson, 1st Vice Chair
>Second by:      Bill Quackenbush
>That the following choice be offered to the IEEE-SA regarding the "Get 
>IEEE 802 (tm)" program:
>1) Extend the program as per the original agreement until the next 
>annual review date (May 15, 2003). The following adjustment to the 
>original terms would not negate this choice: Change of the new standard

>hold-back period from 6 months to 12 months.
>802 approves continuation of ongoing support for the program on a year 
>by calendar year basis at the original rate of $75 per person per 802 
>2) Terminate the program as of the annual review date (May 15, 2002). 
>802 would cease payment of support funds.
>Paul Nikolich
>Chair, IEEE802 LAN/MAN Standards Project
>cell:    857.205.0050
>mail:   18 Bishops Lane, Lynnfield, MA 01940