[Internal-cg] Proposal: UTC and only UTC, please

Narelle Clark narelle.clark at accan.org.au
Thu Jul 24 02:51:03 UTC 2014

I do also - to be honest I automatically assumed that the 'last call for comments by XX CET' was some US time zone that I had no idea about, so looked it up on timeanddate.com and found that it was Central European Time, ie UTC+1.

So only use local time for F2F meetings (as well as UTC), with the local time always expressed in full, ie US CDT, or AEST etc so there really is no room for confusion.



-----Original Message-----
From: internal-cg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:internal-cg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Russ Mundy
Sent: Thursday, 24 July 2014 8:43 AM
To: Paul Wilson
Cc: ICG Internal
Subject: Re: [Internal-cg] Proposal: UTC and only UTC, please

I support Paul's "time use proposal"  -  Russ

On Jul 23, 2014, at 6:00 PM, Paul Wilson <pwilson at apnic.net> wrote:

> Can I propose strongly that we please use UTC, and only UTC, consistently for all timing purposes in the IGC.
> If UTC is used, then all members can be clear on what this means for them, and there is no need for timezone translations to be provided.  (In my experiences, translations do not help, but only risk introducing errors and confusion.)
> The one exception is for physical meetings where local time should be used of course, along with UTC equivalent for info of remote participants.
> Thanks.
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