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Re: Virtual face to face options

From: Erik Bruchez <ebruchez@orbeon.com>
Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 17:26:22 -0700
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To: Forms WG <public-forms@w3.org>

I support some kind of spread-out virtual meeting, especially since it  
is unlikely that I would be able to make it physically for the June f2f.

And if work doesn't start at 6 AM PDT, that's even better ;)


On May 14, 2009, at 3:52 PM, John Boyer wrote:

> Uncertainty over the prospects for live attendance at the upcoming  
> face to face meeting has led to the decision to switch to a virtual  
> face to face meeting for June.
> We already have a virtual day set for Thursday, June 4, but we were  
> also going to have three days in London June 8-10.
> There are a couple of properties of virtual face to face days that  
> should be considered.
> 1) a virtual face to face day only gives us 5 hours to work together  
> rather than 7 or 8.
> 2) a virtual face to face is challenging for those on the west coast  
> of the US who must attend from 6am to 12pm, and it is also  
> challenging for Europeans, who must attend into their evening dinner  
> hours and family time.
> Point 1 causes me to propose to the group that the 3 days of actual  
> face to face time could be replaced by 4 virtual days (i.e. not  
> counting the one on June 4).
> Point 2 causes me to propose to the group that the days need not be  
> run consecutively, which also might make the proposal for point 1  
> more palatable.
> We could, for example, run virtual days for 5 consecutive Thursdays  
> beginning June 4?
> Or we could seek to concentrate the time by meeting on June 4 and  
> then on two days each within the weeks of June 8 and 15?
> Somehow, I suspect we would get more benefit and higher attendance  
> if we could spread it out a bit more, but what do you guys think?
> Thanks,
> John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
> STSM, Interactive Documents and Web 2.0 Applications
> Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Victoria Software Lab
> E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com
> Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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