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Re: New teleconference schedule

From: Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 13:09:18 -0400
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To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, www-qa-wg@w3.org

My minutes from the F2F indicates that we agreed to 1 hour meetings, 
although we would reserve a 1.5 hour time slot.  This extra half hour could 
be used to summarize and conclude the telcon (in case we are running late) 
and/or by editors for an editor's telcon

I have a Monday commitment at 12 (Eastern time), so will only be able to 
participate for the scheduled 1 hour.


At 12:56 PM 10/16/2002, Lofton Henderson wrote:

>QAWG participants --
>Our new teleconference schedule is approved:  every Monday, 11am Eastern, 
>1-1/2 hours *nominal*.
>As discussed at Tokyo, we will try when possible to plan agendas for 1 
>hour.  However, also noted at Tokyo:  between Montreal and Tokyo, we used 
>1.2 hours per week (average), even though our regular slot was 1.5 hrs 
>bi-weekly.  I.e., to maintain our output level, we had lots of extra 
>We have discussed the idea of partitioning the 1-1/2 hours, so that the 
>last half hour is for editors discussion, etc.  We can try this, but I am 
>concerned that could be problematic -- if discussion drifts to something 
>substantive, then absentees might object.
>We'll see how it plays out, but it might just be the case that we need the 
>together time (especially when publications are pending).  Technical email 
>discussion within the QAWG is often minimal.  Given that each participant 
>has in theory committed (according to Charter and call for participation) 
>to 4-8 hours per week, should 1-1/2 hours of teleconference time be 
>considered excessive?
>Any further thoughts or suggestions?
>Btw, at Tokyo there was the suggestion:  start on time.  This morning, 
>people joined still in a steady stream from 1-10 minutes past the 
>hour.  It is pretty difficult to get any real work done in those 
>circumstances, even though we had the minuter arranged in advance and were 
>doing roll call.  On the plus side, we were almost ready to go at 8:10 
>(MDT), rather than just starting to get minuter and do roll call then.
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>>I have changed your standard weekly reservation from Wednesdays to 
>>Mondays beginning 21 October through the end of the year.  Your 
>>reservation for tomorrow's call is still reserved.
>>   QA Working Group
>>   Mondays
>>   11:00am-12:30pm/15:00-16:30 UTC
>>   Zakim Bridge, conference 7294 ("QAWG")
>>   15 participants
>>   Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
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