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Re: [802SEC] Regarding ballot closings


I notice that Tony just uses a date on 802.1 ballots.
I consider that to effectively be "AOE" with less confusing complexity.

I'm pretty much up for any variation.


At 01:57 PM 1/4/2005 -0700, Roger B. Marks wrote:
>Yes, I created the AOE (Anywhere on Earth) deadline a few years ago to be
>geographically neutral. We use it for all 802.16 deadlines. [I haven't
>tried to introduce it to the Balloting Center.]
>AOE isn't a time zone, and there isn't any "11:59 pm AOE". For instance,
>we currently have a deadline of "13 January 2005 AOE". The ballot is
>active as long as, anywhere on earth, 13 January is not yet over.
>I include in the ballot announcement a link to a web site set to show the
>deadline in major cities. For example, this is "13 January 2005 AOE":
>For this purpose, I program 11:59 pm for clarity.
>AOE is documented here:
>The page includes some other tools for calculating the deadline.
>I do believe that the AOE deadline helps to maintain our
>geographically-neutral identity, and I do recommend it throughout 802.
>At 11:30 -0800 2005-01-04, Geoff Thompson wrote:
>>One of the things that I think 802 should do in light of its desire to make
>>itself more internationally oriented is to quite being so US centric (dare
>>I say, even US power-center centric, i.e. Eastern Time) on its ballots.
>>A while back (I believe it was) Roger implemented a time zone called AOE
>>(Anywhere on Earth) which was effectively the last time zone east of the
>>international date line. I believe that all 802 ballots should close at
>>11:59 PM AOE.
>>This would be just one more little step to being country neutral and a
>>little less jingoistic.

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