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Re: Proposed SVG IG Conf Call: Tues May 26th

From: Helder Magalh„es <helder.magalhaes@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 09:08:21 +0100
Message-ID: <2a1ddf8a0905230108t248f88c0h97bc5c3e8a090845@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rob Russell <rob@latenightpc.com>
Cc: "Porter, David A" <david.a.porter@boeing.com>, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann@carto.net>, Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>, SVG IG List <public-svg-ig@w3.org>
Hi everyone,

> It's a nuisance to convert but stating the time in UTC & a few other
> timezones seems to be the most clear thing we can do.

Yeah, those "Western"/"Eastern" timezones are just a bit too
US-centric. ;-p  IMHO, UTC (a.k.a. GMT) timezones are much more clear.

> When discussing times, there is always the question whether we need to
> add daylight savings or not.

AFAIK, UTC-based timezones don't embed that information: you'll need
to be aware of your country's DST setting and perform the conversion.
I've found a pretty useful world [1] map which includes DST
information and, therefore, makes time conversion much easier. :-)

> After looking over the schedules, it seems that the following time is
> acceptable to most (but not all) people:
> Tue 13:00 UTC-5  / Tue 14:00 UTC-4  / Tue 19:00 UTC+1  / Tue 22:00
> UTC+4

BTW, this will be Tue 19:00 in Portugal (Summer) local time (UTC with
DST, which is equivalent to UTC+1). ;-)

> Please chime in on your opinion of this timeslot as soon as possible.

Yup, fine by me. :-)

Few thoughts/questions:
 * The info about the meeting in the wiki [2] should be
updated/removed (I'd vote for hiding until this is shaped up): last
week (which didn't happen), that "Monday" in the table tricked me and
I though I was loosing the meeting! :-D
 * Is there an archive of previous minutes [3]? I lost one or two
meetings (I was already attending before officially joining the SVGIG)
and I'd like to catch up;
 * (Related to the above) I was looking for a link to the Ottawa test
fest [4] occurred last year. I attended a SVGIG meeting where a link
was posted but, as I didn't found the minutes (I took a look at the
test fest report at the time, but didn't bookmark it as I knew it
would be later available within the minutes...?);


[1] http://www.worldtimezone.com/
[2] http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/IG/wiki/Communication#Day_and_Time
[3] http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/IG/wiki/Communication#Telcons
[4] http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/WG/wiki/Test_Suite_Overview#SVG_1.2_Tiny_Implementation_Report
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