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PASSED: 9-0-0 With Thompson and Kerry not voting. I have worked with Mike Takefman (with some updates from Bob Love to determine resolution on the editorial comments from Buzz Rigsbee and Roger Marks. Note that IEEE Press will edit once more. PAR was approved by NesCom today. On Standards Board agenda for tomorrow. Howard Frazier - Approve Bob Grow - Approve Paul Nikolich - Approve Buzz Rigsbee - Approve with Comment Vic Hayes - Approve Tony Jeffree - Approve Geoff Thompson - Bob Love - Approve Stuart Kerry - Bob Heile - Approve Roger Marks - Approve with Comment Jim Carlo - Chair COMMENTS I am responding in the affirmative although I think the statement about "developing new PHYs as necessary" should be deleted. If a new PHY is required, a separate PAR will be submitted for approval and should be announced at that point in time. We don't want to give the impressions that they have license to create new PHYs without a separate justification and approval cycle. Thanx, Buzz RESPONSE: I talked to Mike about this. RPRSG sees 4 physical layers as candidates for standardization: OC-48 SONET/SDH;OC-192 SONET/SDH; 1Gb/s Ethernet; 10Gb/s Ethernet. However, no one in his group wanted to put the laundry list in the press release. I would expect that after they go through their initial draft, that any PHYs after that would go into an ammendment. I vote to approve, with the attached recommended edits. In addition: *The release asks people to "visit http://www.ieee802.org/17 ". That site is currently empty. It should contain something before you tell people to check it out. *I disagree with Buzz's comments about deleting reference to new PHYs. That's because the PAR title (which probably ought to be mentioned in the release) is "Resilient Packet Ring Access Method & Physical Layer Specifications". However, I think it's confusing to say, in the first paragraph, "to create a new MAC layer standard for Resilient Packet Rings" and then later start talking about PHYs. Roger Marks RESPONSE: I talked to Mike (and a comment from Bob Love) on this, as well as took into account Bob's later comment. Nearly all the comments were accepted. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SEC OFFICIAL EMAIL BALLOT 802.0/28Nov2000 Issue Date: 10Nov2000 Closing Date: 6Dec2000 Moved By: Jim Carlo Move: Approve (in principal) the Attached Press Release for 802.17 The Standards Board is expected to approve the Project for Resilient Packet Rings on 7December2000. This notice is intended to be released at this time, so I ask your indulgence for a speedy ballot. I will send out a ballot updated tally on Friday. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Notes: 1) This press release was discussed on the 802.17 reflector. A final tally of members of the reflector, after several rewordings was 18-0-0. 2) Note that I expect IEEE-SA to reword, so this is approved "in principal".