I support your comments, and emphasize that we need to try to avoid arguments that we can avoid.
For some of us (maybe even most – I haven’t checked
😊 ) not being in Atlanta, and possibly not being in our offices, has actually made this week busier than it would have been.
We do have rules issues to deal with, and we are trying to balance that with forward progress.
However, If we can avoid an appeal, we definitely should – these things take time away from solving problems that help us move forward.
I suggest that if you intend to make a motion, consider whether we can deal with motions in a way that does not bring up controversy over the rules, and pursue that.
I believe it would be useful to preview any upcoming email ballots (or motions for a future meeting), perhaps as part of normal agenda items. I would urge those who have such items
to do so.
There have been a number of emails about Friday’s EC meeting and whether motions during the call would be appropriate or not. In particular, Mr. Gilb noted he will file an appeal
for every action that was taken on the call.
I also have my concerns about the validity of motions during this call, and furthermore, have yet to see any justification for why an action has to be taken at this meeting. Everything
that is within this group’s ability at this time can be handled via an email ballot. Furthermore, this group has demonstrated the ability it can move quickly on an email ballot. I note – that no one has voiced any concerns about addressing actions via an
With that in mind – I am informing all individuals who may consider bringing a motion forward for consideration for action at the Friday EC meeting
that I will vote “DISAPPROVE” on any such motions brought forward.
Please note that this does not mean that I would vote no if the motion were being considered via an email ballot.
Given the on-going challenges facing this group and what we need to address, I believe there are better ways for us to use our time productively. For example, I would suggest that
for Friday’s call it would be useful for the group to allocate time to review any atypical or potentially controversial
motions that might be addressed via an email ballot.
Recording Secretary, IEEE 802 LMSC
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