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Subject: New time summary - comments on possible dates (March 2 and 9)?
Here are the dates and times I've seen so far for a kickoff teleconference, now that I've got more information from Rob Weir, David Faure, and Jody Goldberg. Let me know if I have a mistake in the information about the schedules below, and/or anything else. Does anyone have a strong preference, or new information, about these dates & times? Otherwise, I'll pick from one of these options, given the information I have: I walked through the times below, by hand, and here's what I _think_ are the best options: * March 2 (Thursday), 1700-1800UTC (1200-1300EST). Problem: Richard Kernick has said he can't make it. Thomas Metcalf has said "probably" can make it, though he will need to do schedule juggling. * March 9 (Thursday): Several slots, but problems in all. 1700-1800UTC (1200-1300EST) but Kernick can't make it :-(. Then there are two other alternatives: If I don't speak Thursday AM, then 1400-1500UTC (0900-1000EST) would WORK for EVERYONE! If I do speak Thursday AM, then 1300-1500UTC (0800-0900EST) would WORK for everyone. However, those are rather UNFRIENDLY time slots for Thomas Metcalf and others west of the U.S. East coast. I'm really NOT trying to pick on poor Richard Kernick... it seems that Richard's calendar is "out of phase" with the rest of us :-). Richard: Any way that you could make any of the "can't make it" times? Or do you care if we teleconferenced without you (I _hate_ to do that, and I don't know what the rules are about that)? Thomas Metcalf and others west of the U.S. East Coast: are 1300UTC or 1400UTC simply out-of-bounds? Thursday 1700-1800UTC is actually a little awkward for me (I have an off-premises meeting at 1800UTC), but I think with a little flexibility (let's end the meeting a few minutes early) we can make it work. There are so few common time slots that I think we all have to work the best we can. What this shows is that we are all busy people, and that trying to do a lot by teleconference is a waste of time. If I read the OASIS rules correctly, we're allowed to do nearly all the work electronically... IF we meet once (by teleconference) and agree to do so. So that'll be the first item of business in the teleconference... to agree to work electronically. Voting can occur electronically; you need to leave 7 days for people to vote. I'm think we can work generally by consensus anyway, so I suspect there will be few official "votes" after we get going. --- David A. Wheeler ========= Time Slot Analysis ============= First, here's the only viable option for next week: * March 2 (Thursday), 1700-1800UTC (1200-1300EST). Problem: Richard Kernick has said he can't make it. Thomas Metcalf has said "probably" can make it, though it's schedule juggling. For the following week: * March 8 (Wednesday), 1700-1800UTC (1200-1300EST). Problem: Richard Kernick can't make that either :-(. * March 9 (Thursday): Several slots, but problems in all. 1700-1800UTC (1200-1300EST) but Kernick can't make it :-( Start times of 1100UTC, 1200, 1300, 1400 (0700, 0800, 0900, 1000EST) MAY be possible, but I have a speaking engagement that MAY conflict with those times (I'm supposed to find out by this Monday). Also, 1100UTC would be brutal for some; Dr. Thomas Metcalf would have the meeting at 5:00AM his time :-(. If I don't speak Thursday AM, then 1400-1500UTC (0900-1000EST) would WORK! If I do speak Thursday AM, then 1300-1500UTC (0800-0900EST) would work, though it's not very nice time slot for Thomas Metcalf. * March 10 (Friday): Bricklin unsure, Kernick cannot at any time. Otherwise starting 1500UTC or 1600UTC (1000EST or 1100EST) would work fine. Thursday March 9 start times of 1200UTC, 1300, 1400 (0800, 0900, 1000EST) may be the best (and of the bunch, 1400UTC is probably the best)... but I do not yet know if I _can_ Many other times just won't work. March 3 loses Eike and Richard Kernick, March 6 loses Faure/Bricklin/me, and so on. I have a regular (physical) meeting Thursdays at 1800UTC (1300EST); but since there are so few open slots, I can try to be late for that and/or make have the telecomm slightly less than an hour (to give me transit time). --- David A. Wheeler ================= Details ============================= * Weir, Mr. Robert, IBM* (outside of Boston). If we have East Coast, West Coast and Germany (at least), then a time of around 11am/noon/1pm Eastern time would be good. March 2nd: I am free at Noon and 1pm, Eastern time March 3rd: I am free at 11am, Noon and 1pm, Eastern time In general, free EXCEPT for the following: Mondays at 11am Wednesdays at 11am or 3pm Thursdays at 11am Fridays afternoon * Faure*, Mr. David, KDE e.V*: I live in France (UTC+1). Any day, any time is fine (although with a preference for the 9:00-23:00 UTC range), *except* for: - Mondays 16:00-17:00 UTC (the OASIS TC phone conference) - Wednesdays 18:30-20:20 UTC - and except for week 11, too. So this gives: March 2: OK March 3: OK March 7: OK March 8: between 9:00 and 18:30 UTC March 9: OK March 10: OK * Goldberg, Mr. Jody, Novell*: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada March 2 and 3: Both are practical for me as long as they are before 3pm EST. March 6-10: "The same constraint holds on all thursdays and fridays." * Rathke, Mr. Eike, Sun Microsystems* Possible times (end time must be WITHIN time): March 2: any time between 12:00 and 18:00 UTC. March 3: No March 7: between 14:00 and 17:00 UTC March 8: 11:00-19:00 UTC, March 9 11:00-18:00 UTC. March 10: 11:00-19:00 UTC, * Carrera, Mr. Daniel, The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc.* United Kingdom, near Birmingham. The ideal time range for me is 17-20UTC, which is 11AM-3PM Eastern. (Any date, presumably) * Edwards, Gary, The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc.*: UNKNOWN * Kernick, Mr. Richard, The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc.* March 2, 7-9:00 est, or 10-11am est, or after 4pm est March 3: no good March 6-9: 7-11am est, or after 4pm est March 10: no good "I'm assuming you won't want to do anything before 7am est." * Mecir, Mr. Tomas, The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc.* Slovakia. That's in Central Europe, UTC+1. Wants to work exclusively electronically; for the teleconference, the expectation is that David Faure will attend. * Metcalf, Dr. Thomas, The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc.* In Colorado=US Mountain time. Mar 2: OK times are 18:00-22:00 UTC Mar 3: OK times are 19:00-22:00 UTC "I could probably meet outside these times with some schedule juggling so long as I'm awake" * Wheeler, Mr. David, The OpenDocument Foundation, Inc.* Near Washington, DC, US. March 2: Any time EXCEPT 1300-1500 EST March 3: Any time March 6: Can't (originally I thought this was open) March 9: Cannot do 1300-1500 EST, _and_ see below. March 10: anytime. I have a speaking engagement sometime in March 7-9, but I don't have the speaking time yet (!). It'll probably be Tuesday or Thursday AM, and it'll be one of these times (so avoid these): Tuesday (March 7): 10:15 - 11:30 am, 2:15 - 4:30 pm Wednesday (March 8): 10:15 - 11:30 am, 2:15 - 4:30 pm Thursday: (March 9): 10:15 - 11:30 am * Bricklin, Dan (to be added?) March 2nd: OK until 6pm EST March 3rd OK until 1:30pm EST March 6-7: No March 8th OK except 1:30pm-3:30pm EST, March 9th OK until 6pm EST, March 10th unsure --- David A. Wheeler