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Re: [802SEC] +++10 Day EC Email Ballot+++ENDS 09 FEB 06+++ motion to approve 802.11n Press Release

Colleagues,  I believe Roger makes a couple of good points.  I would support adopting his proposed clarifications.  

Thanx,  Buzz
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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-----Original Message-----
From: Roger B. Marks [] 
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:22 PM
Subject: Re: [802SEC] +++10 Day EC Email Ballot+++ENDS 09 FEB 06+++ motion to approve 802.11n Press Release


Congratulations on your progress. Still, I need to vote Disapprove.

This press release is, in my view, weak in its 
most important function: explaining exactly what 
it is that happened.

It says two things:

(a) "The IEEE has approved a joint proposal"
This is incorrect. The IEEE didn't approve anything.

(b) The task group "voted unanimously to confirm the joint proposal." Confirm it as what?

I would change my vote to Approve if the following changes were made:

(a) "The IEEE has approved a joint proposal" => 
"The task group responsible for developing the 
IEEE 802.11n project has voted to accept, as a 
baseline, a joint proposal"

(b)  "voted unanimously to confirm the joint 
proposal" =>  "voted unanimously to confirm the 
joint proposal as a baseline"

If I am wrong about the wording "baseline", I'm 
happy to accept different language, as long as it 
is reflective of what actually happened.


At 02:22 PM -0800 06/01/30, Stuart J. Kerry wrote:
>Dear EC Members,
>This is a email ballot to make a determination on the motion regarding 
>the approval of the 802.11n Press Release as approved unanimously by 
>the 802.11 WG recently in Waikoloa regarding the attached Document file 
>presented herein.
>Motion: "To approve the 802.11n Press Release attached, with the intent 
>to submit to the IEEE (via Karen McCabe) for distribution to the press, 
>subject to editorial revision."
>Moved: Stuart J. Kerry
>Second: Bob O'Hara
>The ballot opens 12:00 midnight ET Monday January 30th, 2006 and closes 
>Thursday February 9th, 2006 at 11:59 pm ET.
>SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This Press Release revision was edited before 
>presentation to you by Karen McCabe and my 802.11 WG Publicity Chair, 
>Nanci Vogtli (please include both on any concerns or comments you send 
>via email, thank you).
>The full details of the press text is detailed below for your 
>Stuart J. Kerry
>Chair, IEEE 802.11 WLANs WG
>DRAFT:   1/23/06
>Contact:	Stuart J. Kerry, Chair, IEEE 802.11 Working Group
>		+1 408 474 7356,
>				or
>		Bruce Kraemer, Chair, IEEE 802.11n Task Group
>		+1 321 327 6704,
>				or
>				Karen McCabe, IEEE Senior Marketing Manager
>		+1 732 562 3824,
>PISCATAWAY, N.J., __ January 2006 - The IEEE has approved a joint 
>proposal to amend the IEEE 802.11T wireless local area network (WLAN) 
>standard by adding specifications for new technologies that will raise 
>WLAN connection speeds to as much as 600 Mbps (megabits per second).
>	The task group working on this amendment, IEEE 802.11nT, "Wireless LAN 
>Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications: 
>Enhancements for Higher Throughput", voted unanimously to confirm the 
>joint proposal.  The project to develop IEEE 802.11n began in 2003 to 
>ensure the interoperability of the next generation of WLAN devices.  A 
>draft of the amendment is expected in late 2006, with publication 
>slated for 2007.
>  "The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN working group continues to improve this WLAN
>standard to meet the evolving needs of the public and industry," said Stuart
>J. Kerry, Chair of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group on Wireless Local Area
>Networks.  "Hundreds of technical experts from the world's leading
>technology companies, academic institutions and government agencies have
>collaborated to develop the foundation for new high-throughput wireless LAN
>	Bruce Kraemer, Chair of the IEEE 802.11n High Throughput Task Group,
>adds that "reaching this step is a significant milestone.  It demonstrates
>the success of the IEEE consensus process in bringing together the diverse
>interests of enterprises and consumers.  The technology to be incorporated
>into IEEE 802.11n will provide new capabilities to diverse industry sectors
>ranging from computer and consumer electronics to public access and mobile
>About the IEEE 802.11 Working Group
>The IEEE 802.11 Working Group on Wireless Local Area Networks has 
>completed 10 projects since 1999 that have continued the development 
>and evolution of the IEEE 802.11 WirelessLANR Standard for Wireless 
>Local Area Networks.  The group currently has 520 individual voting 
>members contributing to 11 active projects.  For more information on 
>this working group, see
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