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[802.3AZ] P802.3az project update

Dear colleagues,

We had a good meeting during the IEEE 802 Plenary this week. All of our comments were considered all of our goals for the week were met. The IEEE 802.3 Working Group voted in favor of requesting the Working Group Chair request conditional approval to begin sponsor ballot on P802.3az to the EC (Executive Committee) by a vote of Yes: 54, No: 1 and Abstain: 2. Friday afternoon the EC voted in favor of the motion for conditional approval
to go to sponsor ballot.

P802.3az is now well on its way to the next phase of the project. I thank those of you who have been actively participating in the development of the draft standard for getting us this far,
and especially the editorial team for their continued hard work.

That said, we still have a lot of work to do. The condition we have to meet to get to sponsor ballot is the successful completion of Working Group ballot. We have another recirculation planned. To complete Working Group ballot on the next recirculation, that means no new in-scope negative ballots and no substantive
changes to D2.4.

As previously announced, there will be a 1-day interim meeting of the IEEE P802.3az task force at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab on April 8, 2010 to resolve comments on D2.4. I hope this will be a short meeting. Teleconferencing will be provided. If you are planning to attend, be sure to send me an email requesting a parking permit. If you do not have a perking permit in advance of the meeting, it will be very difficult to get access to the Lab and if you do not arrive early you may not find parking near the meeting
facility. The meeting will start at 8:30 AM PDT.

I look forward to our next phase of the project.

Best regards,


Michael J. Bennett
Chair, IEEE P802.3az, Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force
Tel. +1 510 486 7913