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From: Zeiner, Herwig <herwig.zeiner@joanneum.at>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:40:44 +0000
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, "public-wot-ig@w3.org" <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
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I am in GMT+1. Calls between early GMT and late GMT should work for me too.

Dave - please add 1 person from Austria to your list.


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Von: Natasha Rooney [mailto:nrooney@gsma.com]
Gesendet: Freitag, 30. Jšnner 2015 00:05
An: Dave Raggett; public-wot-ig@w3.org
Betreff: Re: Poll on teleconferences

Alternating calls between early GMT and late GMT usually works for our calls that need to include everyone, and managing this through an ical feed works best. Usually any day but Friday is good for calls (early GMT is still late afternoon here so a Friday call would mean some people still couldn't attend). In webmob I found many people were busy on Wednesdays, so we are now looking to move away from holding calls then. Hope it helps!

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Tokyo, Japan

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org<mailto:dsr@w3.org>>
Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:49 AM
To: "public-wot-ig@w3.org<mailto:public-wot-ig@w3.org>" <public-wot-ig@w3.org<mailto:public-wot-ig@w3.org>>
Subject: Poll on teleconferences
Resent-From: <public-wot-ig@w3.org<mailto:public-wot-ig@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:49 AM

This is a request for feedback that will help the Chairs of the Web of Things Interest Group decide the frequency and time slots for teleconferences.

When I just checked we have a broad distribution of participants from around the World, approximately as follows:

* 11 people in North America
* 8 people in Japan
* 6 people in Germany
* 6 people in Ireland
* 3 people in South Korea
* 3 people in the UK
* 2 people in Finland
* 2 people in France
* 1 person in Australia
* 1 person in Norway

This makes it impractical to find a single time slot that will be convenient for everyone.  You can find time slots that are okay for America and Europe,     Europe and Asia, or Asia and America, but you can't find a time slot that is good for America and Europe and Asia.

We could consider alternating the time slot, to inconvenience America one week, Europe, the next and Asia, the week after.   This could get confusing, but is reasonably easy to set up with repeat every 3 week entries in calendar apps.

Which days of the week work best for you?  What times are good/okay/bad (please indicate which timezone)?

Some W3C groups prefer to avoid regular teleconferences, and conduct their work using a mix of face to face meetings, email, text chat, wikis, issue trackers and revision control systems (typically Github).

In principle, the IG Chairs could manage a time shifted distributed meeting using Google Docs or equivalent live document solution.  The document would be created by the Chairs with the agenda, and participants would add their questions and responses to each section of the agenda during their own working day.  Each meeting would run for a week to give plenty of time for extended conversations..  This approach would make it easier for the Chairs to manage the work of the group as a whole as compared to basic issue trackers as on Github.  If Google docs isn't available to all IG participants, e.g. it is blocked, then I could look into alternative solutions, e.g. installing Etherpad on a w3.org<http://w3.org> system. Or perhaps one of the companies participating in the IG could offer an alternative?

Another approach would be to try to organise work on a regional basis, e.g. for participants in Japan (for example) to conduct a survey of use cases and current practices in Japan, and then report back to the whole group.

I was considering an online poll, but got stuck when it come to the kinds of questions needed to cover all the possibilities. Please reply to this message to provide your feedback, or you prefer, send it just to me.  We may then have a more narrowly scoped poll if that proves appropriate.

Looking forward to your input!

   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org<mailto:dsr@w3.org>>

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