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Subject: RE: [office] Meeting schedule going forward: Daylight Savings Time

My understanding is that at some point, the OIC TC changes its time from
1430 GMT to 1530.  In my case, in the Pacific Time Zone, that has meetings
start at a constant 06:30 am year round, just as ODF TC meetings have
started at a constant 07:00 am, year round.

You will notice that since the plugfest-organization calls moved to 06:00
and earlier my time, I have not been present on any call.  I am not saying
that would be a consequence of earlier times for the ODF TC and the OIC TC
-- I have more skin in the activities of those TCs.  I would nevertheless
have to deal with the additional disruption that would make for me and for
my household. 

I also confess that it is easier to be attentive and alert by arising
earlier than by staying up later.  I sympathize with the desire that
participants in Far Eastern time zones not have to be on the call terribly

Folks here on the Silicon Coast are not know as early risers.  I suppose we
can take it as character-building.

 - Dennis

Dennis E. Hamilton
NuovoDoc: Design for Document System Interoperability 
mailto:Dennis.Hamilton@acm.org | gsm:+1-206.779.9430 
http://NuovoDoc.com http://ODMA.info/dev/ http://nfoWorks.org 

-----Original Message-----
From: robert_weir@us.ibm.com [mailto:robert_weir@us.ibm.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:25
To: office@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: donald_harbison@us.ibm.com; Hanssens Bart
Subject: [office] Meeting schedule going forward: Daylight Savings Time

(I'm cc'ing the chairs of the ODF Adoption and OIC TC's since they will 
face this same issue on their TC's)

I just went to cancel the November 2nd meeting, per our decision on 
Monday, and saw that the repeating invite for the TC meetings will expire 
at the end of October.  We set it to expire at this time so we can adjust 
the meeting time to account for the various daylight savings time changes 
over the next month .

The changes, as I understand them are:

DST ends:

In Europe on Sunday, October 25th this year.

In the US on Sunday, November 1st.

DST begins:

In Brazil, on Sunday October 17th.

And China does not observe daylight savings time changes.

Current meeting time for the TC has been at:

1400 UTC = 7am West Coast US, 10:00am East Coast US, 4:00pm Hamburg, 10pm 

What we have done in past years is keep the US time constant, resulting in 
a meeting time after the DST changes of:

1500 UTC = 7am West Coast US, 10:00am East Coast US, 4:00pm Hamburg, 11pm 

Obviously that makes it quite late in Beijing. 

The alternative would be to keep the UTC the same, which gives us:

1400 UTC = 6am West Coast US, 9:00am East Coast US, 3:00pm Hamburg, 10pm 

I know of another TC that solved this problem with a compromise: start the 
meeting at 1430.

So three choices for a meeting time:

a) 1400 UTC
b) 1430 UTC
c) 1500 UTC

I don't have a strong preference here, since the globe appears to be 
aligned in such a fashion that I will get enough sleep whatever we decide. 



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