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FW: Notification about Sponsor Ballot Pool

As you are all aware, the 802.3ae plan is to ask permission at the July meeting to proceed to sponsor ballot. Only sponsor ballot group members will be able to vote* to approve, or disapprove drafts during this phase of our work.

During the March plenary meeting, IEEE P802.3ae requested Geoff Thompson as chair of the IEEE 802.3 Working Group to create an LMSC sponsor ballot pool for the next cycle of draft review beyond the 802.3 Working Group ballot. Geoff can do so any time prior to our next plenary in July.

If you are interested in participating in the sponsor ballot, you must be  (or become soon) a member of the LMSC Sponsor Ballot Pool. To be a member in the LMSC Sponsor Ballot Pool you must:

After you have completed this, whenever a balloting group is formed to ballot on a proposed IEEE 802 standard within your interest profile you will be asked if you wish to be in that particular balloting group. This information can be found in the IEEE 802.3 operating rules at the URL: 

* Note: per tradition, the chair intends to offer to those who are not members of the sponsor ballot group, who wish to submit comments, to do so in their behalf. It should be clear that he will vote his own conscience, only.

Jonathan Thatcher
Principal Engineer, World Wide Packets

Chair, IEEE P802.3ae Task Force
Office: 509.242.9228  Fax: 509.242.9001