[802SEC] From IEEE SA SB By-Laws
As mentioned on Monday evening:
IEEE-SA Standards Board
188.8.131.52 Sponsor balloting group
Potential dominance in sponsor ballots as evidenced by an unduly high
proportion of individuals from a single firm and/or organization or from
a particular balloting classification is unacceptable, counter to open
and fair participation by all interested parties, and deprecated by the
IEEE-SA Standards Board.
IEEE Technical Committees, whose membership is normally constituted by
IEEE members, may function as the sponsor balloting group. In any case,
the balloting group shall consist of persons who are members of the
IEEE-SA and non-IEEE-SA members. A person is an individual;
proprietorship; partnership; corporation; association; federal, state,
provincial, or local government agency; or some other relevant entity (as
approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board on a case-by-case basis). In
addition, with the approval of the IEEE-SA Standards Board, invited
individual experts who are non-IEEE-SA members may participate in ballots
of proposed IEEE standards.
A single type of balloting group for a standard, based on the type of
sponsorship, shall be established at the time of PAR approval and
officially approved prior to the formation of a balloting group.
A statement of the
type of balloting membership to be used shall be included in all
versions of the draft standard and the final approved standard.
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