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stds-802-16: invitation to join 802.16 Sponsor Ballot Pool

I'd like to remind you about the IEEE Sponsor Ballot process and 
invite you to enroll as a member of 802.16's Sponsor Ballot Pool. You 
need to act by January 8 if you wish to participate in Sponsor Ballot 
of the TG2 draft.

After a draft standard emerges from a Working Group, it must still go 
through a "Sponsor Ballot" before it can be approved by the IEEE 
Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The voters in the Sponsor Ballot are 
the members of the Balloting Group.

To form the Balloting Group, IEEE-SA first forms Balloting Pools of 
people who are interested in participating in Balloting Groups in 
certain technical areas. Then, when a relevant draft is nearly 
completion, IEEE-SA invites (by paper mail) members of relevant 
Balloting Pools to join the Balloting Group for that draft.

A list of 802.16 Ballot Pool Members (as of 2 November) is available 
at http://ieee802.org/16/members_pool.html.

There is no fee or membership requirement to join a Balloting Pool. 
You simply join using the on-line form:
If you are not an IEEE Member, just ignore the box requesting your 
IEEE Membership Number.

However, in order to actually participate in the Balloting Group, you 
must be a Member of the IEEE-SA, or pay a Balloting Fee.

With the progress of the TG2 draft, we now expect that document to go 
to IEEE Sponsor Ballot in mid-February; the TG1 draft should follow 
later in the spring.

If you would like to receive an invitation to join the Ballot Group 
for any 802.16 draft, you should use the form to join the Ballot 
Pool, specifying your interest in 802.16.

If you are not an IEEE-SA member, you should learn about IEEE-SA 
Membership: <http://standards.ieee.org/sa>.




Dr. Roger B. Marks  <mailto:marks@nist.gov>
Chair, IEEE 802.16 WG on Broadband Wireless Access <http://wirelessman.org>
National Wireless Electronic Systems Testbed (N-WEST) <http://nwest.nist.gov>
National Institute of Standards and Technology/Boulder, CO 
tel: +1 303 497 3037  fax: +1 303 497 7828