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Re: [802SEC] Informing other bodies of our proposed PARs


OM Clause 8 ("Position Statements for Standards") says that "Communications from the IEEE 802 LMSC to external standards bodies shall not be released without prior approval by the Sponsor." However, it also allows for "informal communications" that "shall not imply that they are a formal position of the IEEE 802 LMSC or of the Sponsor subgroup."

I think that your proposed email template is an excellent one. I also think that it would be an informal communication that would not imply that it is a formal position of the IEEE 802 LMSC.

If sending someone a link to that page is a violation of Clause 8, then I plead guilty, because I've done it. I do not think that pointing someone to an IEEE 802 web page is an activity requiring EC approval.



Roger B. Marks <>
Consensii LLC <>
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access <>

On 2012/10/12, at 03:13 PM, Pat Thaler wrote:

We discussed during the EC teleconference whether posting a pointer to PARs on the IETF new-work reflector is a liaison statement which requires a motion or not. Some felt strongly that it does and others equally strongly that it doesn’t. We have a similar request from another standards body (was it ITU?).
The form of email would be something like:
The following Project Authorization Requests are under consideration for the <month> <year> IEEE 802 Plenary:
A list of <designation>-<title>
The PARs can be found at
Any comments on a proposed PAR should be sent to the Working Group chair identified in the PAR to be received by <date of Tuesday of the plenary> 1700 <time zone of meeting>.
At this point, I can see two courses of action –
A motion to give blanket approval to a regular liaison mailing of the information above to IETF (and possibly include the other body)
A motion to acknowledge that the above communication is not a formal liaison and doesn’t require approval.
I’d like input on which would be preferred.
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