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Reminder: openSUSE Project Meeting Wednesday April 22 at 13:00 UTC

April 18th, 2009 by

The next openSUSE Project meeting will take place Wednesday April 22nd at 13:00 UTC. See all time zones on the Fixed Time World Clock. As always, the meeting will be held in IRC on the #opensuse-project channel on Freenode.

Please add your topics to the meeting wiki page at:


Please add topics as soon as possible. Also, if you have questions for the meeting, but can’t attend (we know that the meeting times can’t work for everyone) please add them to the agenda as well.

For more on IRC meetings, see: http://en.opensuse.org/Meetings/About.

As always, we meet in #opensuse-project on Freenode. Fire up your favorite IRC client and head over to #opensuse-project.

Not familiar with IRC? A good overview can be found at irchelp.org. This site is not affiliated with openSUSE. For more information on Freenode, see http://freenode.net/.

Wondering what meeting times are? Check the openSUSE Meetings page. All project meetings and team meetings should be listed there.

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2 Responses to “Reminder: openSUSE Project Meeting Wednesday April 22 at 13:00 UTC”

  1. scott

    What was wrong with GMT. For centuries we have refered to stand time as Greenwich Mean Time. GMT has, for years been the standard measure of time differences all over the world + or – minutes or hours in front or behind the time at the Greenwich Observatory London.

    With North America now being the centre of the Universe we now refer to this as UTC or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) – Work that one out!

    Perhaps the next in line for a change is the International Date Line (IDL)…????

    • Essentially UTC and GMT are the same. UTC accounts for leap seconds instead of leap days (commonly referred to as leap years), where the extra day every four years will not be necessary as the time has been accounted for. Because of this it is far more accurate based on the world’s rotation. An orbital year, being 365.2564 days, leaves a .0064 day (about 9 min 13 seconds) error in the GMT-based time system. What it boils down to is that UTC was invented for nerds like us who would rather set their clocks to time.nist.gov instead of our favorite TV station’s schedule.