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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] bi monthly phone call time
Date Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:47:23 GMT
Yeah, expected as much. 6pm is certainly inconvenient, but I suspect
8am on a Monday morning is completely unrealistic for these
programmers. =)

So, I say we go for both. One meeting a month for each. See how that goes.


On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Ross Gardler
<rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>
> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> On Nov 26, 2011 4:25 PM, "Brian LeRoux" <b@brian.io> wrote:
> >
> > In other threads we've discussed that we want to continue the
> > tradition of having a regular phone call to garden the issue tracker,
> > but wish to make it more formalized.
> >
> > I'd like to propose we have a phone call the second and last Monday of
> > each month at 10am PST.
> >
> > That time means folks on the east coast are calling at 1pm, and in the
> > UK at 6pm. Mondays are a passive aggressive day for a meeting of this
> > nature but since it is a bit of a reset on our priorities it makes
> > sense to me.
> >
> > Thoughts?
>
> you are proposing a time that is in work hours for MA but outside work time
> for most of the EU and pretty much useless for Australasia. Its almost
> impossible to find a time that suits all I'm a community project (where all
> includes potential attendees, even ones we don't yet know about).
>
> Its for this reason that we discourage synchronous communications in ASF
> projects.
>
> Speaking entirely personally (UK), I will not attend meetings that
> interfere with my family life. 6pm is the time I sit down for dinner with
> my wife and children, so would never attend at that time.
>
> Speaking for the unknown community a 1600–1700 UTC  start time seems to be
> what I see as the most popular time for international meetings. However
> that still excludes much of Australasia.
>
> There is no good answer (other than don't have synchronous meetings).
> Rotating the times can sometimes help, i.e. exclude people equally.
>
> Ross

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