Rescheduling regular DMB meeting day/time

Dan Streetman ddstreet at
Tue Nov 9 18:44:31 UTC 2021

On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 12:44 PM Robie Basak <robie.basak at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2021 at 11:49:34AM -0500, Dan Streetman wrote:
> > This is why I would like to ask you once more to please, please
> > provide at least some preferred day/time slots.
> I can tell you how it is for me, but I'm not sure this is helpful.
> Anyway, hopefully this will explain my difficulty in giving you specific
> slots:

Thank you. Just to summarize/paraphrase, so I can make sure I didn't
miss anything:

Mon-Fri: before 17:00 UTC

not preferred, but possible:
Mon: after 19:00 UTC

Tues and Thurs: conflict on alternating weeks
Wed and Fri: conflict each week

> As long as I'm working for Canonical I can generally fit in DMB meetings
> during working hours, which for me generally end at 18 UTC during
> winter, and 17 UTC in summer. But I understand the difficult time is
> after that. Immediately after work I generally have childcare duties for
> an hour or two.
> I have a clash on Tuesday evenings with the TB meeting, which is every
> two weeks and currently out of phase with the DMB two weekly schedule.
> But if the DMB meeting were to slot in on the opposite week to the TB
> meeting, then I would never have an entire Tuesday evening free. On the
> other hand if it's brought into phase with the TB meeting but avoided
> clashing (eg. by being straight after it), then that would work better.
> Note though that the TB switched its phase not long ago as that was
> needed so one member could be available. That might happen again. So
> trying to keep it in phase probably won't work.
> The same sort of problem occurs with the SRU team meeting on Thursday
> evenings (which, like the current DMB meeting, currently alternates
> between my afternoon and my evening).
> I currently have a personal commitment on most Wednesday evenings where
> I chose Wednesday because that's the only day midweek that I'm
> consistently free because of TB, DMB and SRU Ubuntu commitments. I might
> be able to change that, but it depends on others.
> Friday evenings are undesirable because I may often be unavailable
> depending on weekend plans. I assume this applies to everyone else, too.
> This is why, currently, Monday evenings are easiest for me, but that's
> basically what we already have.

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