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Re: [802SEC] +++ ECM +++ IEEE P802.3br to sponsor ballot +++ Early Close

I approve,

-----Original Message-----
From: ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List ***** [] On Behalf Of Law, David
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:34 PM
Subject: [802SEC] +++ ECM +++ IEEE P802.3br to sponsor ballot +++ Early Close

Dear EC Members,
Paul has delegated the conduct of the EC electronic ballot on the following motion to me.

Thanks and best regards,


The IEEE 802 LMSC Executive Committee confirms the IEEE P802.3br Interspersing Express Traffic CSD responses available at the URL <> and grants approval to forward IEEE P802.3br to Sponsor ballot.

Move: David Law
Second: John D'Ambrosia

Working Group vote
Y: 52, N: 7, A: 28

Start of ballot: Tuesday 27th January 2016
Close of ballot: Saturday 6th February 2016

Early close: As required in subclause 4.1.2 'Voting rules' of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) Operations Manual, this is notice that, to ensure the release is provided in a timely manner, this ballot may close early once sufficient responses are received to clearly decide a matter.

Background information

At the November 2015 IEEE 802 Plenary meeting, conditional approval was granted to forward IEEE P802.3br Interspersing Express Traffic to sponsor ballot. The conditions listed in Clause 12 'Procedure for conditional approval to forward a draft standard' of the IEEE 802 Operations Manual include (b) '... and there are no new valid DISAPPROVE votes.'.

As I reported to the IEEE 802 EC on Thursday 14th January 2016, during the most recent IEEE P802.3br recirculation ballot one voter submitted a Disapprove vote based on support of an unresolved, and therefore in scope, disapprove comment (he "piled on"). I believe his disapprove vote is valid and therefore we did not meet item (b) of the conditional approval granted in November. As a restatement of an existing comment however, this disapprove vote did not require recirculation. As an aside, during the same recirculation ballot a disapprove voter changed to an approve with comment, hence the number of disapprove votes remained the same.

Since there were no other disapprove comments, and after consideration of comments received, no substantive changes were made to the draft, we found ourselves in the situation where we had failed the conditional approval requirements, yet we did not require a recirculation ballot. The IEEE 802.3 Working Group therefore considered a motion at its interim meeting on the evening of Thursday 21st January 2016 to request unconditional approval for IEEE P802.3br to proceed to sponsor ballot, this motion passed Y: 52, N: 7, A: 28.

Date the ballot closed

The 2nd Working Group recirculation ballot on IEEE P802.3br draft D2.4 closed on 3rd December 2015 at 23:59 AoE.

Vote tally

The vote tally can be accessed at <>.

Comments that support the remaining disapprove votes and WG responses

There are 7 unresolved negative comments from 5 commenters, these comments can be accessed at <>.

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