[maemo-community] Final candidate list for Community Council elections

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Sep 3 12:59:35 EEST 2008
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 9:14 AM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> As of 23:59 UTC yesterday (Tuesday), nominations for the inaugural
> community council elections are now closed. The final nomination was
> received at 23:11 UTC yesterday.

I think you're confused about UTC: some people missed the meeting
yesterday evening as the reminder said 21:00 UTC, and the final
nomination (Eduardo's) may have been received by you at 23:11 UTC, but
went through my email system (according to the headers) at 22:02 UTC.

UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) is, for all intents and purposes, GMT
(Greenwich Mean Time). GMT is *not* always the time in the UK,

Currently, most of continental Europe and the US is on Daylight
Savings Time (DST). This means the UK is on BST, which is GMT+1.

The time in Finland, according to Wikipedia[1] is EST (UTC+2) or EEST
(UTC+3). According to timeanddate.com[2] Finland, like the UK, is on
DST at the moment. So, local time in Finland is UTC+3; in the UK is
UTC+1. Finland is, as it therefore always is, 2 hours ahead of the UK.

Hope that helps,


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland
[2] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/timezone.html?n=101

Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org | http://www.bleb.org/

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