2009/9/30 Waerth <waerth(a)asianet.co.th>th>:
Basically if there is room for two sets of office
hours it should still
be possible to please most of the world. There are times when
Europe/Africa and the Americas overlap. And there are times when East
Asia/Australia and the Americas overlap .... There are no hours that all
3 of these rough zones would overlap really and West Asia/Middle East
would be a bit tricky to fit in with these zones.
Basically office hours for an Americas/East Asia/Australia zone would
overlap best from 0300 to 0500 UTC (Evening Americas, Morning/afternoon
East Asia/Australia and even west Asia could fit in)
That's 8pm to 10pm in San Francisco (daylight saving time, 7pm to 9pm
otherwise), I think this really needs to happen during business hours
in SF, otherwise staff have to give up their free time for it. If they
are willing to do that, then great, but we shouldn't expect them to.
Office hours for an Americas/Europe zone could be
something like 1900
UTC till 2100 UTC (Afternoon/morning Americas, Evening Europe) When you
plan round and bout these hours most of the world would be satisfied and
able to participate in either one or the other set of office hours!
That ought to work fine.