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The big DST telco chaos is coming!

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 06:37:03 -0500
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To: W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>, W3C Public Annotation List <public-annotation@w3.org>

this is a problem we face twice a year: there is a discrepancy between the US and Europe on the start (and end) of DST. What is happening now is that:

- US and Canada changes to DST on March 8, ie, this coming week-end
- Europe changes to DST on March 29

This affects telco timing for some of us: indeed, the center of the (W3C) universe is Boston (oops, sorry, Cambridge MA:-), ie, the telco hardware is at MIT, meaning that by default the telco timing moves to US/Canada DST automatically. As a consequence:

- nothing changes for our lucky North-American colleagues
- the telco times will move to _one hour earlier_ for everyone in Europe in those three weeks.

We can be sure that some of us in Europe will be messed up for at least one meeting:-) and, more seriously, this may cause disruption through collision with one's everyday schedules, but we cannot really change this. Of course, if necessary, we can change the timing of a particular telco for that three weeks period, but that has to be done through a specific request to our friendly guardians of zakim.



Ivan Herman, W3C
Digital Publishing Activity Lead
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