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Re: [802SEC] +++ 10-day EC Email Ballot +++ IEEE P802.3az Energy-efficient Ethernet approval press release


I think it needs quite a bit of work.  More than I can do at the moment.
Thus my vote for the time being is:
I have no objection in principle to an 802.3az press release.
I would not be willing to see this one go out.

For example: "fully deployed" would lead the public to believe that the full benefit will be received by 2013. Nothing could be further from the truth. Energy reduction only occurs when both ends of an existing link are replaced. I have no reason to believe that the market will have turned over all that equipment by 2013.

Further, it implies that the most significant energy savings s will during the run-up to full deployment. Quite the opposite is the case.


On 22/9/10 4:08 PM, Law, David wrote:
Dear EC members,

The IEEE-SA has prepared a press release in anticipation of the approval of IEEE P802.3az Energy-efficient Ethernet at the upcoming IEEE-SA Standards Board meeting on Thursday 30th September. This press release will therefore be released contingent upon the IEEE-SA Standards Board actually voting to approve the standard that morning. As the development of this press release was at the request of the Task Force Chair and myself I'm seeking EC approval.

Paul has delegated the conduct of the EC electronic ballot on the following motion to me.

Please note that there are a number of 'additional quotes' appended to the draft release from end users. Since this email ballot process may result in a change to the content of release, the appending of each quote to the actual release is pending final approval from the sources once they can review the final release. This is on the basis that they only have the ability to approve the appending of their quotes as is. They will not be able to make any further changes or additions to their quotes - or to the release itself. If they choose not to provide approval, due for example to a change in the release during this ballot, their quote will simply not be included. To allow maximum time for process I am announcing the possibility of an 'early close' to this ballot (see below).

Best regards,


The EC supports the IEEE P802.3az Energy-efficient Ethernet press release, to be released contingent upon the IEEE-SA Standards Board voting to approve the IEEE P802.3az draft as an IEEE Standard, with editorial changes as deemed necessary.

Move:   David Law
Second: Tony Jeffree

Start of ballot: Wednesday 22nd September
Close of ballot: Saturday 2nd October, 11:59PM AOE

Early close: As required in subclause 'Electronic Balloting' of the IEEE project 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual, this is notice that, to ensure the release is provided in a timely manner, this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are received to clearly decide a matter.

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