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Thank you Glen for these words of praise. I do not think that personally I deserve them but I did my best along the way of the project to make sure that my clauses are on time and that Duane does not have problems putting everything together. I think we had it up and running quite well J I also learned a lot, which is what I am very much grateful to you and our community. Meetings have been challenging at times, but I have very good memories and if I could do it once more in the future, I would certainly get involved in one of such challenging projects again.
All the best for everyone, I hope to see you around and congratulations for all us for achieving this milestone. Your time, contributions and dedication to this project are very much appreciated. It was indeed a privilege to be involved in this project as a contributor and editor. Thank you all
Your (former) co-editor J
Marek Hajduczenia, PhD
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I am very glad to announce that this morning IEEE-SA Standards Board has approved the IEEE 802.3av standard. This is a culmination of 3.5 years of hard work by a group of experts who, through their dedication have advanced the state of the art of the communications technology, while enduring tight deadlines, meetings through weekends, and frequent travel to remote locations. I remember how we started in 2006 as a very diverse group with each member having very different assumptions about what our work should be or how we should proceed. But working through so many odd hours together in the end made us a very tight team, very focused and collaborative.
My special thanks to our editors: Duane Remein and Marek Hajduczenia. Throughout all these years, I was not able to find their breaking point, even though I tried very hard. I now believe they are unbreakable and I am very happy that they were such a key part of our team.
And whenever the chair of this group has led the task force into a procedurally-complicated situation (more times than I care to remember J), we could always count on sound advice by past and current 802.3 chairs: Bob Grow and David Low, and the vice chair Wael Diab. For that I thank them very much. IEEE 802.3 executive secretary Steve Carlson was always there for us to make sure that logistically we are all set and that the task force could be as productive as possible. Steve - without your efforts we would not be able to keep our schedule.
It is truly my privilege to get to know all of you and to be part of this team and this project.
(Past) Chair of IEEE 802.3av “10G-EPON” Task Force