[T10] Tim Symons is the new SPL-4 editor
roweber at ieee.org
Fri Sep 2 17:30:19 PDT 2016
I have just received confirmation that Microsemi has arranged to make
Tim Symons available for service as the SPL-4 editor.
Thanks to the industry support and volunteerism spirit demonstrated by
Microsemi, I now have the great pleasure of appointing Tim to the SPL-4
Notwithstanding his long experience in SAS, Tim has much preparation to
do for the SAS Protocol working group meeting on Monday, 12 September.
This is being aggressively pursued by all involved.
An additional concern is the small number of open issues that remain in
the SPL-4 working draft, including three change proposals on the agenda
of the SAS Protocol working group.
The restrictions imposed by the Two Week Rule limit the options for
dealing with these issues, but the best and most procedurally correct
steps are being taken to handle the issues expeditiously. The goal
remains unchanged: forward SPL-4 to First Public Review this month.
Some possible side effects of this situation include: having the formal
SAS Protocol working group meeting time run longer than previously
announced; as well as adding SPL-4 related topics to the CAP agenda (in
full conformance to the P in CAP, I might add).
Although having SPL-4 work impact CAP is regrettable, it may be
unavoidable and it is vastly superior to delaying the SPL-4 Public Review.
All the best,
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