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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: slack
Date Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:43:39 GMT
On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:21 AM, Steve Rowe <> wrote:

> If Slack could be configured to send a periodic transcript to the project’s dev mailing
list, problem solved, no?

No.  People in out-of-the-way time zones are excluded when issues are
worked out during rapid-fire discussions. So are hobbyists and
part-time people who can't hover over the keyboard at every moment.
Real-time communications consolidate power in the hands of people who
are paid to work on the project.

Of course, excluding people is quite convenient if you're a company
that's here for the brandwashing paying lip-service to Apache ideals
while actually ramming through your agenda. But in theory at least,
Apache isn't here to serve them.

Marvin Humphrey

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