Re: [802SEC] +++URGEN*T EC Email Ballot approve expenditure of $68.7k to upgrade the network+++
Since John is in a position to recuse himself from seconding the motion, I
will second it.
And I still vote "approve." We *must* build a reliable network and all of
the information I've seen makes me believe this is the best option in that
regard, since it avoids vendor-vendor interoperability and management method
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hawkins [mailto:jhawkins@NORTEL.COM]
> Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 6:59 PM
> To: STDS-802-SEC@listserv.ieee.org
> 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.
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