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Re: GEO FTF meetings - please respond asap

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 12:34:28 -0500
Message-ID: <3DFB6BA4.C3C131C2@i18nguy.com>
To: ishida@w3.org
CC: public-i18n-geo@w3.org

Hi, I have a flu so my fevered brain might not be working clearly (well
as clear as it gets anyway), so I wonder:

1) Do we have a goal for number of FTF's per year?
2) Do we have a goal for regional distribution of the FTF's?
3) Do we have milestones which might drive the need to meet?

It might be easier to answer the questions below if we knew our
For example, if we thought we should meet 4 vs 6 vs 8 times per year, it
would be easier to answer the need to meet in Jan, Feb or Mar.
Also if we had an idea that one in "N" meetings should be in Europe or
Asia/Pac to accomodate those members we could gauge the suitability of
Prague or other locations. We can also then tie in to other events we
might attend. Later our meeting dates will be driven by our need to
publish (and therefore meet) before milestone dates.

For the near term, I think the more the merrier so we can come together
as a team (in a social sense, with agreements on working styles and

That said, I can't make Wash.
Prague and Boston are ok.

I wonder if video conferencing is possible? Does w3c cambridge have
video conf. abilities so those of us in boston could attend Wash. that

ok back to fighting the fever.

Richard Ishida wrote:
> Chaps,
> Yesterday Martin and I were discussing the Technical Plenary in March. Our discussion lead me to want to check our plans for upcoming face-to-face meetings.
> We are currently scheduled to meet at Microsoft's offices on 23,24 January near Seattle (thanks Russ!).
> Other opportunities for face to face meetings include:
> A] During the W3C Technical Plenary, 3-7 March in Boston.  (The Tech Plenary is a chance for many WGs to hold co-located meetings so that they can discuss things together / observe each other ).
> B] Around the Internationalization & Unicode Conference, 24-26 March in Prague.
> **************************
> Could all WG members please send in their thoughts on the following asap (since we ought to finalise plans for the Tech Plenary today.)
> **************************
> 1] Does it still make sense to have a separate FTF at Microsoft, given the Tech Plenary in Boston in March?
> 2] Who would like to hold a meeting during the Tech Plenary?
> 3] Who would like to hold a meeting at the IUC in Prague?
> 4] If we do hold a meeting at Microsoft before the Tech Plenary, is the timing right, or should we move it into February.
> Many thanks,
> RI
> ============
> Richard Ishida
> W3C
> tel: +44 1753 480 292
> http://www.w3.org/International/
> http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/

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