Re: [Tools-discuss] An IETF version of doodle ?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] An IETF version of doodle ?
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On 05/22/2013 10:23 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On May 22, 2013, at 7:13 AM, "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <> wrote:
>> Doodle sucks at time zone. Time zones are sort of important for scheduling IETF meetings. I hate that Doodle does not show how long the proposed meeting is. 
>> It seems like it would be a good 1 day hacking project at a code sprint to make an IETF tool for scheduling interim meetings that could replace doodle. 
> An alternative is to ask around about what other sites / software people use instead of Doodle and just standardize on that. Some of the paid sites are probably good, and I suspect that they will have a "unlimited number of polls" tier that would cost little enough for the IAOC to just fund it.
> That is, all tools don't always have to come from the limited supply of hours that the Tools Team has.

There are also freely-licensed tools that do something similar.
Contributing TZ support to a project like:

would be a great contribution to the broader community.



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