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Re: Timeslot(s) for telephone conferences

From: Kevin R. Page <krp@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:49:03 +0100
To: public-xg-ssn@w3.org
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Hello all,

I suggest we first work out our regular meeting slot(s) for after the
various daylight savings have settled (so after 1st Nov?), pick day(s),
then go back and work out the rather muddled month of October.

Holger, it seems you're proposing the same meeting slot each week? A
secondary motive for rotating slots was to try and have every other
meeting in office hours (though obviously this failed for Australia), or
at least spread the out-of-hours inconvenience around a bit. This time
it falls consistently out of hours for Europe and Korea.

If we were to pick the same 2100 UTC slot each week, then personally I'd
prefer it rotating between a couple of days - knocking out the same
evening every week will be tricky. Rotating between, say, Monday and
Tuesday would be acceptable.


P.S. I think the only alternative would be a 3-way time rotation; an
example that should be adaptable is at the bottom of:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-ssn/2009Apr/0031.html

cheers,

Kevin


On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 16:13 +1000, Holger.Neuhaus@csiro.au wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
>  
> 
> With the end of daylight saving time in the northern hemisphere (ends
> in Europe 25 October; ends in the USA on 1 November – if I dug up the
> dates correctly from the web) and the start of daylight saving time in
> parts of the southern hemisphere (starts in (parts of) Australia on 4
> October), we will have to find new timeslots for our weekly telephone
> conferences. Given that the west coast US and east coast will be
> Australia 19 h apart after the end of daylight saving in the US, it’s
> no longer possible to have an “open-to the-whole-world-time” like we
> do in ‘week b’ (currently, the difference between west US and east Oz
> is 17 hours).
> 
>  
> 
> So, we need to decide where to “put the night (midnight – 6 am)” for
> our telecons. My suggestion is to put it between Korea and Europe (UTC
> 21:00), resulting in the following times after above changes in DST:
> 
>  
> 
> UTC 21:00 5 October:
> 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=10&day=05&year=2009&hour=21&min=0&sec=0&p1=0 
> 
> = 06:00 +1 day, Korea
> 
> = 08:00 +1 day, Eastern Australia 
> 
> = 23:00, Central Europe 
> 
> = 22:00, UK and Ireland 
> 
> = 17:00, Eastern US 
> 
> = 14:00, Western US 
> 
>  
> 
> UTC 21:00 26 October: 
> 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=10&day=26&year=2009&hour=21&min=0&sec=0&p1=0 
> 
> = 06:00 +1 day, Korea
> 
> = 08:00 +1 day, Eastern Australia 
> 
> = 22:00, Central Europe 
> 
> = 21:00, UK and Ireland 
> 
> = 17:00, Eastern US 
> 
> = 14:00, Western US 
> 
>  
> 
> UTC 21:00 2 November: 
> 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=11&day=02&year=2009&hour=21&min=0&sec=0&p1=0 
> 
> = 06:00 +1 day, Korea
> 
> = 08:00 +1 day, Eastern Australia 
> 
> = 23:00, Central Europe 
> 
> = 22:00, UK and Ireland 
> 
> = 16:00, Eastern US 
> 
> = 13:00, Western US 
> 
>  
> 
> Unfortunately, I don’t see any other options without locking members
> out (which should be out of the question). What needs to be decided
> now is which day of the week to choose for the telecons. 
> 
>  
> 
> I’m open for suggestions; let’s discuss this in 14 hours… 
> 
>  
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Holger
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> Dr. Holger Neuhaus
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> Tasmanian ICT Centre
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Regards,

kevin

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Kevin R. Page           
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