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In reviewing the rules regarding
recirculation period for sponsor balloting, I have come some
text that is unclear to me.
The IEEE 802 WG P&P States –
11.0 Actions requiring an electronic ballot
require comments on changes required to modify the vote to
Approve. For a letter ballot on a draft standard to be valid
a majority of all the voting members of the Working Group must
have responded Approve, Do Not Approve, or Abstain. Comment
resolution, recirculations, etc. should be consistent with
Sponsor ballot rules and 188.8.131.52 of the IEEE-SA Standards
Board Operations Manual (SASB OM).
The response time for a Working Group
letter ballot on a draft shall be at least thirty days.
However, for recirculation ballots the response time shall be
at least fifteen days.
Submission of a draft standard or a revised
standard to the Sponsor shall be accompanied by any
outstanding negative votes and a statement of why these
unresolved negative votes could not be resolved.
Revised drafts approved in subsequent
Working Group letter ballot for forwarding to the Sponsor
Ballot Group do not require Sponsor approval for forwarding.
However, the IEEE-SA Std Board Manual
184.108.40.206 Ballot term Each ballot in the
standards balloting process shall close at 23:59 UTC-124 on
the closing date specified on the ballot. The length of the
ballot and associated recirculations is set by the Sponsor.
The initial ballot term shall be at least 30 days in duration.
The recirculation ballot term shall be at least 10 days in
When I spoke with David, he believe we have
used a minimum of 15 days for Sponsor Ballots, but in light of
these rules it is unclear where IEEE 802 has a requirement for
a minimum of days for a sponsor ballot recirculation.
Can anyone clarify another rule I may have
missed? And what are WG Chairs requiring for Sponsor Ballot
Recirculations? Your input would be greatly appreciated.