Re: Timezone management for our community


Steve Kilbane
 

Perhaps use the current approach, but include a key of timezone names (or a link to one) further down the email as a standard footer, e.g.:


OpenChain Regular Webinar: GPLv3 - 06:00 PST, 14:00 UTC, 15:00 CET, 19:30 IST, 22:00 CST, 23:00 KST and JST

[...]

Timezone abbreviations:
PST United States Pacific UTC-08:00
UTC Coordinated Universal Time UTC
CET Central European Time UTC+01:00
IST India Standard Time UTC+05:30
CST China Standard Time UTC+08:00
KST Korea Standard Time UTC+09:00
JST Japan Standard Time UTC+09:00

steve

-----Original Message-----
From: main@... <main@...> On Behalf Of Shane Coughlan
Sent: 09 March 2022 04:11
To: main@...
Subject: Re: [openchain] Timezone management for our community

[External]

It’s a great idea (and I use this service all the time on my phone), but some people wanted timezone information inside emails. So we used the current format… 🤷

In Europe we often *only* provide UTC and a link to something like Timebuddy. However, we tried and had questions from people about what that meant in their timezone. 🤦‍♂️

I see three possible solutions right now:

1) we do not change anything

2) we only provide UTC and a link to Timebuddy

3) we name the country of the timezone

The last one would seem to solve all problems but it would make email subjects incredibly long. Example:
OpenChain Regular Webinar: GPLv3 - 06:00 United States Pacific, 14:00 UTC, 15:00 Belgium, 19:30 Mumbai, 22:00 China, 23:00 Korea and Japan

Regards

Shane

Shane Coughlan
OpenChain General Manager
+818040358083
Book a meeting:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://meetings.hubspot.com/scoughlan__;!!A3Ni8CS0y2Y!ovCVonBz5czmF0pJw4JrDbxgw4DcmrwWFQ_S2PElAqnP18hC0UgpzIoltp25UEeBo2L9$

On Mar 9, 2022, at 12:55, Norio Kobota <norio.kobota@...> wrote:

Hi Shane,

How about using the following service together?
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/__;!!A3Ni8C
S0y2Y!ovCVonBz5czmF0pJw4JrDbxgw4DcmrwWFQ_S2PElAqnP18hC0UgpzIoltp25UPpw
9cZ1$

Best,
-- kobota

-----Original Message-----
From: main@...
<main@...> On Behalf Of Shane Coughlan
Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 12:48 PM
To: OpenChain Main <main@...>
Subject: [openchain] Timezone management for our community

Dear all

We have a community spanning three continents and a constant stream
of meetings.

To manage this we usually publish meeting times in Pacific Standard
Time (PST), Universal Time Coordinated (UTC), Central European Time
(CET), India Standard Time (IST), China Standard Time (CST), Korea
Standard Time (KST) and Japan Standard Time (JST).

However, an area of potential confusion has been flagged. The United
States has a seasonal timezone called Central Summer Time, and they
frequently use the abbreviation (CST), a direct overlap with China Standard Time.

How would you like to see us resolve this to reduce the potential for
confusion?

Regards

Shane

Shane Coughlan
OpenChain General Manager
+818040358083
Book a meeting:
https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://meetings.hubspot.com/scoughlan__;!
!JmoZiZGBv3RvKRSx!pe_a4Ojni5VrqcD2wb7jW6N4xnwy6NOiOHYwGiZYUleA
-i_AfQ8LVXN3HXnSZ_Iv$ [meetings[.]hubspot[.]com]






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