[Clipart] First Meeting
dcarrera at math.umd.edu
Thu Apr 29 23:24:32 PDT 2004
Bryce Harrington wrote:
>>It might also be good to ask people when they can make it. 02:00 UTC would
>>be very bad for someone in Eastern Europe (4am for them).
> This issue has come up in other open source projects I've been in, and
> oddly the discussions always arrive at the same two or three times. I
> guess these are the 'best fit' times for dealing with the Earth's
> curvature or something.
It's not surprising. The main reason is that people are not distributed
homogeneously around the world. This is because we have two big oceans.
> 8pm GMT, which works out to:
> 8pm England, 8-12pm European time
> 12 noon Pacific
> 3pm Eastern
This one might be good in our case. If I'm not mistaken, everyone here is
either from the Americas or from Europe.
Note: I think you meant 7pm GMT/UTC. Because we are on Daylight Savings
Time, all the time zones you just listed are shifted up by 1h from GMT/UTC.
So 7pm UTC corresponds 8pm England.
This is one of the reasons why I prefer to say "UTC". Because if one says
GMT one is likely to think that GMT corresponds to the time in England.
> 7am GMT, which works out to:
> 7am England, 7-11am European time
> 11pm Pacific
> 2am Eastern
> 2-4pm Perth, Tokyo, Sydney
This is probably the least convenient for OpenClipart. I could make it to
this one although I'm on EST. But this time is clearly Asia-centric.
> 2pm GMT, which works out to:
> 2-6pm Europe
> 6-9am America
> 9-11pm Perth, Tokyo, Sydney
> I don't really know why this ends up being such an inconvenient time
> for everyone, since in theory everyone can be awake then, but in
> practice I haven't seen many meetings at this time. Of course, if
> there were, I'd probably not be attending since I rarely drag myself
> out of bed before 8am. ;-)
How about 16:00 UTC ? (my previous suggestion was 15:00 UTC).
12-2am Perth, Tokyo, Sydney
Unless we have some Australian or Asian members (I haven't seen any).
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