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Re: April face-to-face meetings for HTML and WebApps

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 06:11:52 -0500
Message-ID: <CANAYn0Gjm2o0Hy=9VzX9JfzsmFMxmVrZkW79w_HpVo9p3+FTog@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
It's Passover [1]. Passover begins in the evening of Friday, April 6,
2012, and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 14, 2012.

As it happens, your calendar hits the *end* of Passover which is just
as major of a holiday as the beginning (the middle is somewhat minor).
At the risk of being seen as supporting an information source [2].

The last silicon valley item was an offline webapps thing on a
Saturday. That wasn't well considered and I have yet to see minutes
from it.

But seriously: Please NO. While I love my friends in the bay area and
wouldn't mind visiting them for the holiday, it'd pretty much suck.

Dear chairs, could you please create a basic meeting scheduling check-list:
1. Does it hit a Christian holiday?
(I'm not sure what these are, perhaps Good Friday?)
2. Does it hit a Jewish holiday?
(google or wikipedia, or timeanddate [3])
3. Does it hit a Muslim holiday?
4. Is it a Saturday?
Bad (see 2)

To help you out on that last one:
Ramadan begins in the evening of Friday, July 20, 2012, and ends in
the evening of Monday, August 20, 2012.

Thank you for asking in advance so that we can *not* do it at this time.

[1] http://www.google.com/search?client=ms-rim&hl=en&q=passover%202012&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&channel=browser
[2] http://mobile.askmoses.com/article/207,195848/What-is-Chol-Hamoed.html
[3] http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/

On 2/6/12, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> wrote:
> Folks,
> in order to facilitate the work of the WebApps and HTML Working Groups,
> I've been discussing with the Chairs the idea of having a face-to-face
> in the silicon valley in April. Due to various constraints (WWW2012 and
> Google I/O most notably), I ended up with the second week of April:
> - WebApps WG: April 10/11 (Tuesday/Wednesday)
> - HTML WG: April 12/13 (Thursday/Friday)
> - WebAppSec: April 11/12 (Wednesday/Thursday)
> Is anybody else aware of other potential conflicts?
> The WebKit contributor meeting dates are not set yet but may overlap
> with webapps for one day (April 10)...
> I asked the Chairs to ask for objections to those dates as well,
> Note that this meeting would be in addition to the TPAC 2012 in November
> (Lyon, France).
> Thank you,
> Philippe

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