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[STDS-802-16] Fwd: [802SEC] FW: Working Group recirculation ballot of P802.1AC-REV/D2.2

FYI. You are welcome to participate in this recirculation ballot.

From: John Messenger
Date: August 19, 2015 at 9:38 AM
Subject: [802SEC] FW: Working Group recirculation ballot of P802.1AC-REV/D2.2

Dear 802 SEC,


Please be advised of this Working Group recirculation ballot.  As this is the MAC Service Definition, it may be of wider interest to other dot groups.  We already have active involvement from members of 802.11 and have had input from 802.16 as well.  As approved in July, the plan is to go to sponsor ballot following this recirculation ballot.



                -- John



From: John Messenger
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 4:35 PM
Subject: Working Group recirculation ballot of P802.1AC-REV/D2.2






This Email is attached to an official 802.1 Working Group recirculation ballot form for P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 – MAC Service Specification. This is a Working Group ballot: 802.1 voting members and liaisons are entitled to vote, and members of 802.11 and 802.16 are also invited to vote on this ballot; however, other non-voting participants in the activities of 802.1 may submit a "Comment Only" ballot on the draft. In accordance with established practice in 802 and the IEEE, all comments received, whether from voters or non-voters, are given due consideration during the Ballot resolution process.


NOTE: As this is a formal WG ballot, if you vote "Approve" you are stating that, in your professional opinion, you consider the document to be technically complete, and ready for Sponsor ballot (i.e., the document is essentially ready for publication, apart from final editing for style, etc.). Hence, sending in an "approve" ballot response within a small number of minutes of the ballot start time cannot possibly mean that the voter has given the document the level of professional consideration necessary to make such a judgment. I believe the record so far was less than 10 minutes between posting the draft and ballot announcement, and receiving the first "Approve" - and that was on a document That contained Editor's notes indicating areas where work needed to be done!


As this is a recirculation ballot, some different rules apply:


- The balloting period is a minimum of 15 days.


- The subject matter of the ballot is NOT the entire document; the scope of this ballot is ONLY those changes to the draft that were made in order to resolve the ballot comments on the previous draft, any ballot resolutions that may have been incorrectly applied, and any ballot comments that may have been rejected.


- You need to return a ballot ONLY if you wish to change your previous vote on P802.1AC-REV.  If you do not return a ballot, your previous vote will apply unchanged.


- Responses are particularly solicited from those voters that made Disapprove votes on the previous ballot, in order to confirm whether or not the agreed ballot resolutions address their concerns. To put it more definitely, if you are a voting member who has submitted a previous Disapprove, we will have to hound you until we receive a response.


The 802.1 voting members that are entitled to a vote on this ballot are as follows (NOTE: for a WG ballot, the voting population is fixed at the start of the ballot, and does not change during any subsequent recirculation ballots, regardless of any membership changes over the course of the balloting cycle):


Boiger, Christian

Bottorff, Paul

Chen, David

Chen, Feng

Cheng, Weiying

Cummings, Rodney

DIARRA, Aboubacar Kader

Farkas, Janos

Finn, Norman

Garner, Geoffrey

Ghanwani, Anoop

Gray, Eric W

Gunther, Craig

Haddock, Stephen

Hitt, Jeremy

Hussain, Rahil

Jeffree, Anthony

Johas Teener, Michael

Jones, Peter

Keen, Hal

Kehrer, Stephan

Kiessling, Marcel

Klein, Philippe

Korhonen, Jouni

Mack-Crane, Ben

Mangin, Christophe

McIntosh, James

Messenger, John

Multanen, Eric

Pannell, Donald

Parsons, Glenn

Pienciak, Walter

Randall, Karen

Riegel, Maximilian

Romascanu, Dan

Rouyer, Jessy V

Saltsidis, Panagiotis

Seaman, Michael

Sexton, Daniel

Specht, Johannes

Steiner, Wilfried

Tabatabaee, Vahid

Thaler, Patricia

Touve, Jeremy

Unbehagen, Paul

Weber, Karl

Weis, Brian

Woods, Jordon

Zinner, Helge

Zuniga, Juan-Carlos


NOTE that on this ballot, voting members of 802.11 and 802.16 as at 16th April 2015 are also entitled to vote.


It should be noted that the ongoing retention of 802.1 voting rights is predicated on active participation in Working Group ballots.  Active participation is defined to be returning ballot forms in two out of the last three Working Group ballots. The 802 Operating Rules allow abstention for any cause other than "lack of technical expertise" to be treated as though it were a failure to respond to a ballot. 802.1 applies this rule.


The closing date of this ballot is:


         3rd September 2015


The PDF file of P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 can be found at:


The comment disposition for the previous ballot is here:


If you have any difficulty downloading or reading this file, let me know.


As is normal with such ballots, comments should specify not only what problems have been identified with the text, but also what the commenter proposes as a solution.


Any comments accompanying the ballot must be presented using either of the templates to be found here:


Comments can be generated using Excel or an equivalent spreadsheet program that will read XLS or CSV format files. Attach the resultant file, in XLS or CSV format, to your ballot response email.






Your ballot must be returned to:


You are requested to use (exactly!) the appropriate Subject line from the following set when returning your ballot. Please send your ballot with the Subject line explicitly set, rather than using the Reply function in your mailer.


P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 - Approve

P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 - Comments (with approve)

P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 - Disapprove

P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 - Comments (with abstain)

P802.1AC-REV/D2.2 - Abstain




John Messenger

Project Editor.



Ballot form follows.....










TO: John Messenger,

Editor, P802.1AC-REV

SUBJECT: <see above>


_____ I Approve (may attach non-binding comments below)

_____ I Disapprove (must attach binding comments below)

____ I Abstain for the following reasons (may attach non-binding comments below):

______ Lack of Time

______ Lack of Expertise

______ Other: _______________________________________________





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