I am very pleased to announce that CalConnect is now officially listed as an international standards body by the World Trade Organization: https://tbtcode.iso.org/sites/wto-tbt/contents/json/185.html. The document describing our alignment with WTO principles may be found here: https://standards.calconnect.org/csd/cc-10100.html.
TC-CALSPAM, the CalConnect Calendar Spam Technical Committee, is happy to announce that it has released its Best Current Practices Report [Calendar operator practices — Guidelines to protect against calendar abuse (CC/R 18003:2019)] to publication today. The document may be found on our document register or directly at https://standards.calconnect.org/csd/cc-18003.html.
The CalConnect XLIV web page is located at http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xliv-february-4-8-2019 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, schedule, etc. The page also offers preliminary information about an Open Codefest on Monday 4 February and a Public
The European Commission has proposed to discontinue daylight saving time (DST), effective October 2019. Several governments and organizations have since expressed concerns about such a tight timeline for the far-reaching change. CalConnect shares these concerns and recommends the European Commission extend the timelines stated in the proposal.
TC-CALSPAM, the CalConnect Calendar Spam Technical Committee, is putting the final draft of its Best Current Practices document out for a 60 day public review and comment. We encourage anyone interested to review the document and to make any comments or suggestions via the public comment mailing list. All comments will be reviewed by the technical committee and will be responded to, and adopted where appropriate. The Public Review ends as of midnight UTC 23 December 2018.
It’s only 10 days to CalConnect XLIII in Karlsruhe, hosted by 1&1! If you are thinking about coming, it’s time to register: http://www.calconnect.org/events/event-registration-payment. Please note that non-members can come as observers and participate in the entire meeting.
CalConnect welcomes DHL Express as a member of the Consortium. DHL Express, headquartered in Singapore, offers international express deliveries; global freight forwarding by air, sea, road and rail; warehousing solutions; mail deliveries worldwide; and other customized logistic services. DHL Express was a member of CalConnect from 2012 through 2015, and we are pleased to welcome them back.
The CalConnect XLIII web page is located at http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xliii-september-2018 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, schedule, etc. Note that international travelers will probably want to fly into Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and take the 1-hour train ride to Karlsruhe; see http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xliii-september-2018#transportation