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Re: settle new telecon

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 16:20:08 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20021016161915.0401e290@rockynet.com>
To: www-qa-wg@w3.org

My choice:  Option #2.

Reasons:

It is what I thought I was voting for at Tokyo, except in the 12-12:30 time 
slot.  I.e., at Tokyo I didn't understand that NIST people could *never* 
(as Mark and Lynne said this morning) participate between 12-12:30.

With Option 1 we could never do an all-QAWG telecon of 1-1/2 hours.  Unless 
the chairs coordinate all members and schedule another bridge slot -- 
conceivably impossible (and unfair to chairs!).

Based on experience before 8/26 publication, and 5/15 publication, this 
does not seem like a wise choice, and does not seem fair to Lead Editors 
(but maybe other Lead Editors disagree).  Btw, it's not just us who go 
crazy before publication:  SVG sometimes goes from 2-1/2 hours telecon time 
per week to 3-1/2 or 4, and just inserted (with 4 weeks notice) an extra 
face-to-face!

Note in both options, the plan is for a "normal" agenda of 1 hour.  The 
extra half hour could normally be used for doc-tech pow-wow, TTF (Test Task 
Force), TestGL editors discussion, [nothing,] etc.  The extra half hour 
would be available for all-QAWG business, with advance planning and 
announcement, for contingent high-priority needs (e.g., pending 
publications).

-Lofton.

At 04:18 PM 10/16/02 -0600, Lofton Henderson wrote:

>QAWG participants --
>
>Everyone, please reply -- Option 1 or Option 2 -- for new telecon 
>schedule.  (Optional:  state your reasons.)
>
>Option 1
>-----
>every Monday
>slot:  11-12:30
>agenda goal:  11-12*
>12-12:30:  for editors, etc**
>
>*Note:  "normal" agenda plan is 1 hr.
>**Comment:  because NIST people can *never* attend 12-12:30, we can't ever 
>have all-QAWG time then, even if editors need it in final crush (1 or 2 
>meetings) before a publication milestone.
>
>Option 2
>-----
>every Monday
>slot:  10:30-12
>agenda goal:  10:30-11:30*
>11:30-12:  normally for editors, etc
>11:30-12:  occasional all-QAWG time if needed**
>
>*Note:  "normal" agenda plan is 1 hr.
>**Comment:  Since the proposed agenda always goes out at least 2nd day 
>before telcon, it would indicate if an extra-ordinary 1-1/2 hour all-QAWG 
>session is needed or planned.  However, this would likely be 
>discussed/known much further in advance, e.g., previous telecon.
>
>(My vote -- see next message.)
>
>Regards,
>-Lofton.
>
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