[802SEC] Proposed action on 802.15.3a PAR withdrawal
Dear EC Members
As you have all probably seen in the press, Task Group 3a in 802.15 voted
to recommend the withdrawal of its PAR. The action was unanimously
affirmed by the full Working Group. The PAR was due to expire in December
of this year anyway and given that one of the parties in the stalemate
adamantly refused to compromise, this is a sensible action. I will be pre
submitting this recommendation for conditional inclusion on the NesCom
March meeting agenda subject to approval by the EC in Denver in a few
weeks. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
Press has been generally neutral to slightly positive regarding the
action. The IEEE has not been blamed. That is the good news. Something
we may want to discuss though is the fact that this collision of factions
is happening more and more. We seem stymied on how to deal with blocks and
voter influence through economic pressure. Proving this stuff is difficult
and the level of proof required is unclear. Does taking action expose us to
lawsuits? Our 75% consensus requirement makes it relatively easy to block
an action. These are topics we should perhaps discuss in Denver.
Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
11 Louis Road
Attleboro, MA 02703 USA
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