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From Tim Williams <william...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Trademark and Brand
Date Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:09:52 GMT
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 8:05 AM, Allen Pulsifer <apulsifer@apache.org> wrote:
>>> The ballot is open for a full 7 day week closing 12:00 p.m. EST ( UTC - 5
>> ) on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
>>
>> Question: Does 12:00 p.m. refer to 12 noon or 12 midnight, and if it refers
>> to 12 midnight, does it refer to the start of the day on November 16 or to
>> the end of the day on November 16?
>>
>
> I always thought 12pm was noon.  But from reading that Wikipedia
> article I can see that it can be confusing.
>
> However, Don's original note said his intent was to have the ballot
> run for a full 7 days.  And he sent the note on Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at
> 10:47 PM EST.  So ending at noon on Wed would not be a full 7 days.
> So maybe let it run until midnight?

FWIW, many projects successfully use The World Clock's Fixed Time[1]
capability on votes to avoid just this confusion...

Thanks,
--tim

[1] - http://www.timeanddate.com/time/

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