[Printing-architecture] Schedule for 2007 printing summit

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Wed Nov 1 08:58:26 PST 2006


Given our completely different typical corporate
budget years in Japan, Europe, and US, it will be
impossible to schedule meetings conveniently for
every participant's funding constraints.

Other thoughts - early May is awful for holidays in
Japan, so let's just not use it - June through August
is awful for vacations in all nations in the Northern
Hemisphere - the July meeting of the PWG always has 
the smallest attendenance.

I suggest that the most practical times (avoiding
summer vacations and winter weather) would be April
(small FSG/OP project meeting) and either September 
or October (large Printing Summit meeting).

The PWG has a firm schedule for another co-located
meeting with P2600 and TCG in the week of 23-27 April
(with PWG meetings on Thursday/Friday 26-27 April). 
The PWG Steering Committee invites FSG/OP to consider
April for the next small FSG/OP project meeting.  

See page 8 of PWG/FSG Lexington slides in directory:


in the file:


- Ira 

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Till Kamppeter [mailto:till.kamppeter at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 2:08 PM
To: McDonald, Ira
Cc: printing-summit at lists.freestandards.org
Subject: Re: [Printing-summit] Is six months too often for large
Printing Summits?

According to the replies to this thread we can assume that a Printing 
Summit once a year and a smaller FSG OpenPrinting F2F between the 
Printing Summits is really the better solution.

Now we need to decide when to place the events in the year.

The Printing Summit requires a lot of money from the participant's 
employers, so it should be placed near the beginning of the fiscal years 
or at least not near the end, but it should not interfere with vacations 
or the start of the japanese fiscal year (April). It also should not be 
too close to the Lexington Printing Summit this month.

The FSG OP F2F should be placed 6 months after or before the Printing 
Summit, perhaps with +- one month to not interfere with other events.

Suggestions for the placing welcome.


McDonald, Ira wrote:
> Hi,
> Shiyun Yie (HP) suggested to Till Kamppeter
> and me that perhaps six months is too often
> to have our large group meet for a Printing
> Summit, because of planning leadtimes and
> travel budget constraints for many people.
> Till and I suggest that we alternate every
> six months between a small FSG Open Printing 
> project meeting every spring and our larger
> Printing Summit every fall.    
> But we should also have frequent small meetings
> with the Open Usability team (e.g., every three 
> months) to make more rapid progress on the GUI
> work.  Till suggested that the next meeting
> with the Open Usability team be in Germany,
> for the convenience of the Open Usability team.
> The PWG Steering Committee (we met last night)
> is very pleased to have co-located meetings with
> FSG Open Printing people.
> Please send your comments to the mailing list.
> It was a real pleasure seeing you all this week.
> Cheers,
> - Ira 
> Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
> Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
> PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
> phone: +1-906-494-2434
> email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com

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