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[802SEC] Forwarding P802.3ak to Sponsor Ballot per July conditional approval


P802.3ak/D4.2 has met all requirements of Procedure 10 for forwarding to Sponsor ballot.  Based on the results of the 2nd WG recirculation ballot closed Monday night, and detailed below, I have submitted a Sponsor ballot to the IEEE-SA ballot center for P802.3ak/D5.0

1.  The ballot was completed on the schedule presented to the EC in July.

2.  Approval exceeds the 75% requirement.  The P802.3ak/D4.2 WG recirculation ballot results are:

Voters      215		
Approve     109   RespRate  68.84%
Disapprove    1   AppRate   99.09%
Abstain      38   AbsRate   25.68%

3.  There are no new disapprove votes or remaining unresolved negative comments. 
    a.  Mr. Howard Frazier is an outstanding D4.1 disapprove voter.  He did not submit a D4.2 ballot, though he had physically signed off on the resolution to all his binding D4.1 comments.  Absent a written request to flip his vote to approve or a D4.2 ballot, this remains the only disapprove vote.  Comment recirculation requirements have been met.
    b.  Mr. Jonathan Thatcher was another D4.1 disapprove voter.  He commented on the D4.2 ballot that one of his binding D4.1 comments was not properly addressed in the edits appearing in D4.2.  Specifically, a requested informative note accepted as part of comment resolution was inadvertently left out of D4.2.  Mr. Thatcher has indicated via email his desire that the draft be progressed to Sponsor Ballot.  He has withdrawn his D4.2 comment and flipped his vote to Approve.  Mr. Thatcher is not in the Sponsor ballot group, so the Task Force Chair has committed to resubmit the comment to add the informative note during Sponsor ballot.

3.  No substantive changes have been made to the draft (no technical changes).

Bob Grow
Chair, IEEE 802.3 Working Group