Re: [802SEC] +++URGEN*T EC Email Ballot approve expenditure of $68.7k to upgrade the network+++
I apologize for starting the ballot without explicit confirmation of your
second. My mistake.
I am cancelling the email ballot and will start it only upon receiving an
indication from an EC member they are willing to second the motion.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hawkins" <jhawkins@NORTEL.COM>
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 6:59 PM
Subject: Re: [802SEC] +++URGEN*T EC Email Ballot approve expenditure of
$68.7k to upgrade the network+++
> I have indeed reviewed the proposal submitted by Buzz. I understood its
> content and context. I did not, however, agree to second the motion, and
> doing so puts me in an awkward position with the folks who generously
> send me a paycheck on alternating Fridays.
> Therefore, I must ask that my name be removed from the motion as
> seconder, and I wish to recuse myself from this matter. This should not
> be construed as opposition, but I feel I must recuse myself based on the
> implicit vendor selection in the motion.
> As your Treasurer I can say a few things that might help in your
> 1. Thanks in large part to the increased fees for our plenary sessions,
> IEEE 802 does have the funds for this expenditure.
> 2. Based on what I've been informed by Buzz and VeriLan, I believe due
> diligence was carried out to secure reasonable terms for this proposal.
> I am told alternatives were considered. The assessment of required
> functionality, and evaluation of risks for various alternatives, was
> conducted by VeriLan and their recommendation is captured in the motion
> before you today.
> 3. It was my belief that sales taxes would not be a issue since we were
> using VeriLan as our agent for this transaction and that they are based
> in a state that does not collect such taxes.
> I apologize to the Chair, to Buzz and to the group if my initial
> indication that I understood the proposal implied I was willing to
> second it.
> -- snip snip
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