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Re: New teleconference schedule

From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 14:25:56 -0400
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To: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>, Lynne Rosenthal <lynne.rosenthal@nist.gov>
Cc: www-qa-wg@w3.org

I think we need to make decisions and stick to them.  We decided to have 
one hour telcons, but reserve an hour and a half.  Everyone has a lot of 
things to do, for the QA WG and for their real job as well.  Perhaps one of 
the reasons that we have such poor turnout at the telcons is that we are 
being unrealistic wrt to how much time everyone has to spend engaging in 
semi-productive meetings.  I, for one, do not find the telcons to be all 
that productive and increasing their time frequency to 3 hours every 2 
weeks will end up making us less, rather than more, productive.

Remember, it's a zero sum game.  Let's not schedule time for things we MAY 
need. That time can be put to better use. We had that discussion at the F2F 
and came to a decision (at least I thought we did).


At 11:55 AM 10/16/2002 -0600, Lofton Henderson wrote:

>At 01:09 PM 10/16/02 -0400, Lynne Rosenthal wrote:
>>My minutes from the F2F indicates that we agreed to 1 hour meetings, 
>>although we would reserve a 1.5 hour time slot.
>I remembered it as a goal, not as a hard limit.
>>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.
>I did not understand that you and Mark always cannot stay beyond 12.  I 
>think that I would have chosen one of the other couple of options 
>otherwise.  This constrains us to *less* f2f time (all together) than we 
>have been using.
>What about shifting the start time 1/2 hour sooner:  10:30 Eastern (7:30 
>It is not as quite good for west coast, but on the other hand, we're not 
>trapped into less telecon time than we have been using.
>Would 10:30 Eastern by unworkable for anyone?

Mark Skall
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