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 substituted.
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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