Re: [802SEC] +++EC Email Ballot+++ Motion on all-802 Interims
I sympathize with the concern. This is not by any means the 802.16
WG's preferred venue, but we agreed to support an EC activity. I
think that most of the WG's did the same, and it's unfortunate to
find that some chose not to.
I also agree that, if we ever do this again, we should ensure the
participation of the WG, or agree in advance to some kind of sanctions.
On the other hand, I vote Disapprove on the motion because of my
longheld view that it is out of order for an EC motion to attempt to
override or revise the 802 Policies and Procedures. WG Membership
rules are defined in the P&P. This motion intends, in effect, to
revise the P&P, but P&P changes are not made by a simple EC motion.
On Oct 3, 2006, at 02:25 PM, Bob Heile wrote:
> Dear EC Colleagues
> At our chairs meeting at the Interim in Melbourne, the topic of the
> January 2007 Interim came up and the lack of support it was getting
> from some groups. In attendance were Stuart Kerry, Mike Lynch,
> Steve Shellhammer, Vivek Gupta, Carl Stevenson and myself.
> We unanimously agreed that we wanted to put forward the following
> motion for EC email ballot to encourage participation. These
> sessions are financially risky enough without adding the unknown
> attendance factor. If this motion passes, it will not necessarily
> fix that problem, but it is nudge in the right direction. Paul
> requested that I run the ballot.
> When the EC sponsors an all 802 Interim, that Interim shall be the
> only sanctioned Interim for that period. If a Working Group does
> not participate in the all 802 Interim and meets separately during
> that period, that Working Group's session can not be called an
> interim and can not be substituted for a Plenary for the purposes
> of gaining or maintaining voting rights.
> mover: Stevenson
> second: Heile
> The ballot opens as of this email and closes 2359 AoE Friday
> October 20, 2006.
> Bob Heile, Ph.D
> Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
> Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
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