[Foundation] Meetings / Schedules and times to suit

Daniel Chote daniel at chote.net
Tue Mar 11 11:22:00 CST 2003


David Waite wrote:

> Daniel Chote wrote:
>> Im sorry, but I dont know why there is such a *mood* in this mailing 
>> list now... I thought we kinda got over the whole satire thing already.
>> Few things I would like to point out.
>> #)  I am a New Zealander, although currently in the US for the time 
>> being. Back in NZ, I wanted to be active in the whole meeting 
>> process, and for the first part I was... But after a while getting up 
>> at 4am grew tiresome.
>> #)  Im not saying this is something that should go through, and yes.. 
>> I know it should have been adressed in the beginning, but frankly, 
>> this was obviouslyt brought up because people were interested in 
>> seeing if something could be implemented now.
>> #) I would like to see this item brought up in the list, maybe we 
>> could get a show of hands to just see if this is a viable path to 
>> take..  *The seperate meetings for regions of the world who arnt 
>> awake when the US is*...  I dont think that such a biased approach 
>> should be taken, as that has been shown so far in the list... Im sure 
>> with a show of hands we could see how many of our european 
>> counterparts would liek to have a meeting timed for their own 
>> lifestyle.  There is no point saying *NO* from the very start just 
>> because the american parties are happy with their american time. 
> I think different discussion times would be valuable, but really think 
> the onus should be on someone else (not stpeter) to organize the time, 
> promote the discussion, and lead the discussion. I don't really care 
> if there is one additional meeting time or 5, they will survive based 
> on participation and interest among members in having them continue.
> -David Waite
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