Re: [802SEC] +++ 10 Day EC Email Ballot +++ 802.15.4c China Awards Ceremony press release
I need to vote Disapprove on this one, with the hope that you can
address my concerns.
My main concerns:
(1) Regarding awards and recognitions, IEEE is generally very careful
to specify the source of the award. For example, awards presented by
"IEEE" are rare and exclusive. Other awards may be presented by other
authorized IEEE entities.
In this case, the source and name of the award is not clear. If the
award is one of those administered by the IEEE Standards Association
Awards and Recognition Committee, then it needs to be labeled as an
IEEE-SA recognition, not an IEEE recognition.
Also, the title of the award should be mentioned. For example, "IEEE-
SA Working Group Chair Award".
The release mentions in two places that individuals were awarded a
"Plaque of Distinction" or a "Certificate of Appreciation." I wonder
if these were the "IEEE-SA Working Group Chair Award" and the "IEEE-SA
Certificate of Appreciation"?
(2) There is a reference to "other international members." Since I
don't know the meaning of "international member", I propose to delete
(3) "recently completed IEEE 802.15.4c standard" should be replaced by
the more specific "recently published IEEE 802.15.4c standard"
(4) I think it would be better to expand the acronym "PAN" in the body
of the release.
(5) The use of the comma in the names of the individuals is incorrect.
(6) There are several editorial and spelling errors. For example, the
period is missing after several instances of "Dr".
I think these changes would strengthen the announcement.
On 2009/09/05, at 09:15 AM, Bob Heile wrote:
Dear EC members,
Attached is a draft press release covering a very successful Awards
Ceremony and Reception last week in Beijing. We are trying to
promote cooperation in Standards development. Your speedy attention
to this would be appreciated so the news is not too old.
Paul has delegated the conduct of the IEEE 802 EC 10-day ballot on
the following motion to me.
Motion: "The EC okays the press release covering the 15.4c China
Moved: Bob Heile
Seconded: Steve Shellhammer
Start of ballot: Saturday, 5 September 2009
Close of ballot: Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 11:59PM EDT
Early close: As required in subclause 184.108.40.206 'Electronic Balloting'
the IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations
this is notice that, to ensure these releases are provided in a timely
manner, this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are
to clearly decide a matter.
Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
11 Robert Toner Blvd
North Attleboro, MA 02763 USA
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