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Re: [802SEC] Interpretation of current P&P

Roger -

I'm not sure that what you have said makes it any clearer...

If the intent was "more than four two-year terms" then the 
requirement for a 75% vote doesn't kick in until the fifth term.

If the intent was literally "more than eight years", then I agree 
that the calendar shows the requirement for a vote is now.

So which one is correct?


At 17:20 29/10/2007, Roger B. Marks wrote:
>I think that the intent of "eight years" is "four two-year terms".
>On the other hand, if we take the "eight years" literally, then I
>think we ought to look at the calendar. According to my records, the
>March 2000 session ended on 9 March and the March 2008 session opens
>on 17 March.
>On Oct 29, 2007, at 10:59 AM, Tony Jeffree wrote:
>>I have a question for clarification of the current P&P with regard
>>to the wording in 7.2.2. It states:
>>"An individual who has served as Chair or Vice Chair of a given WG
>>for a total of more than
>>eight years in that office may not run for election to that office
>>again, unless the question of
>>allowing that individual to run for election again is approved by a
>>75% vote of the WG one
>>plenary in advance of that election."
>>I am now in my 8th year as 802.1 Chair, having first been appointed
>>Chair at the end of the March 2000 Plenary session. So when the
>>elections are run in March 2008, I will have been Chair for not
>>quite 8 years, as the appointment occurs at the end of the session
>>(see 7.1.2). I therefore interpret the above as meaning that I
>>don't need a 75% approval vote of my WG in November to allow me to
>>run for re-election in March. Is my interpretation correct?
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