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Dear EC Members,
At the IEEE 802.3 January 2017 interim meeting the IEEE 802.3 Working Group accepted a request from ODVA to form a liaison and to appoint David Brandt, employed and affiliated with Rockwell Automation, as the Liaison Officer <http://ieee802.org/3/minutes/
jan17/incoming/ODVA_to_IEEE_>. As stated in the letter ODVA <https://www.odva.org/> is an international standards development and trade organization whose mission is to advance open, interoperable, information and communication technologies for the automation of industrial processes. ODVA is committed to the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf and standard, unmodified Ethernet to the extent possible. 802d3_Liaison_Request_Jan_ 2017.pdf
According to item (u) of subclause 3.4.1 'Chair' of the IEEE 802 LMSC WG P&P <http://ieee802.org/PNP/
approved/IEEE_802_WG_PandP_> one of the responsibilities of the Working Group Chair is 'To maintain liaison with other organizations at the direction of the Sponsor or at the discretion of the WG Chair with the approval of the Sponsor'. Based on this I requested an EC email ballot to seek approval of the liaison. v19.pdf
Paul has therefore delegated the conduct of the EC electronic ballot on the following motion to me. As approval of a liaison isn't specifically listed in Clause 7 'Approval of an action' of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Policies and Procedures this motion requires a majority to pass under subclause 7.1.1 'Actions requiring approval by a majority vote' item (h), 'Other motions brought to the floor by members (when deemed in order by the Sponsor Chair)'.
Thanks and best regards,
Motion: Approve the formation of a liaison between the IEEE 802.3 Working Group and ODVA.
Move: David Law
Second: John D'Ambrosia
Start of ballot: Friday 20th January 2017
Close of ballot: Monday 30th January 2017, 11:59PM AOE
In the IEEE 802.3 Working Group (y/n/a): 64, 0, 2
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