[802SEC] Item for potential rules change
In an 802.11 meeting, a question came up regarding the following text in
the IEEE 802 WG P&P:
Membership is retained by participating in at least two of the last four
plenary sessions. One duly constituted interim WG or task group session
may be substituted for one of the two plenary sessions."
So it is clear that there is a time of 2 of the last 4 plenary sessions.
However, a "duly constituted interim WG or task group session" does
not have a specified time. (BTW: same text is in the wording for
gaining voting rights).
So, for example:
03/13 - Plenary
01/13 - Interim
11/12 - Plenary
09/12 - Interim
07/12 - Plenary
05/12 - Interim
03/12 - Plenary
01/12 - Interim
09/10 - Interim
So, at the end of 03/13, a Chair looks at the voters attendance.
Last 4 plenary sessions: 03/13, 11/12, 07/12, 03/12.
Now, what are the interim sessions that could count? For sure, we would
say that the following count: 01/13, 09/12, 05/12.
But, according to the rules, could 01/12 count? What about 09/10? The
wording in the rules does not say when the "duly constituted interim WG
or task group session" is required to occur.
My intention is to craft text 30 days in advance to change the IEEE 802
WG P&P rules in two places, 7.2.1 Establishment and 7.2.2 Retention to
clarify which "duly constituted interim WG or task group session" may be
PS: The relevant wording in 7.2.1 Establishment is:
"... membership in a WG is established by achieving participation credit
at the sessions of the WG for two out of the last four plenary sessions;
one duly constituted interim WG or Task Group session may be substituted
for one of the two plenary sessions required to establish membership."
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