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*** SEC Motion to forward 1000BASE-T(IEEE 802.3ab) to REVCOM


Issue Date:   6May1999          Closing Date: 14May1999
Moved By:     Geoff Thompson
Seconded By:  Bob Grow

Move: Authorize forwarding 802.3ab (1000BASE-T) to RevCom for approval at the
June1999 IEEE-SA Standards Board Meeting contingent on the approval of a letter
ballot motion from the voters of 802.3 scheduled to close May 10.


If you recall there was a quite contentious issue at the March meeting
regarding a request from some members to see a "proof of concept" before 802.3
authorized it to go forward. There was no motion to go forward passed at the
closing plenary of 802.3 in March.

There is currently a 30 day 802.3 Working Group letter ballot which closes May
10 to approve the placement of 802.3ab on the REVCOM agenda. The current status
of that motion is detailed below.

Supporting information

The Sponsor Recirculation Ballot for P802.3ab/D6.0 (1000BASE-T) closed on April
5. The results of that ballot were:

	60	Number of eligible people in Ballot Group
	44	Affirmative votes
	 2	Negative votes (Frazier, Thaler)
	 1	Abstention vote
	47 	Votes = 78% Returned
		         2% Abstention
	46/48	        95% Affirmative

There were comments from 3 voters during the recirculation
	Thaler  -  Supports Seifert's proposal for "Trial-Use"
	Seifert -  Previous plus minor editorial (to be corrected during prep for
	Booth   -  Minor editorial (to be corrected during prep for pub.)
(The complete comments are attached to this message as d60comments.doc))

With this the Sponsor Balloting process is complete. The draft has met all of
the IEEE requirements for approval, consensus and recirculation. It is ready to
go to REVCOM for approval by the IEEE Standards Board. There was no meeting
held to resolve comments as there were no "new negatives".

There is an 802.3 Working Group letter ballot motion currently being conducted
by e-mail to place P802.3ab/D6.0 on the June REVCOM agenda.

The results to date (cob May 3) of the Working Group letter ballot motion to
forward are:
	75	Affirmative votes
	 1	Negative votes
	 4	Abstention vote
	80 	Votes = 53% Returned
		        <1% Abstention
	75/80	        98% Affirmative

This ballot closes on May 10.
The ballot has achieved the 75 votes returned by 802.3 voters that it needs to
meet the quorum requirement. If the ballot does not pass then the matter of
forwarding the draft will be
on the agenda of the July meeting of 802.3. P802.3ab would then not be a
candidate for approval as an IEEE Standard until September 1999.

Jim Carlo( Cellular:1-214-693-1776  Voice&FAX Mail:1-214-853-5274
TI Fellow, Networking Standards at Texas Instruments
Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 Telecom and Info Exchange Between Systems
Chair, IEEE 802 LAN MAN Standards Committee