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From Jeff Genender <>
Subject Re: Weekly conference call - thoughts
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2005 00:13:25 GMT
I have to say I am opposed as well.  IMHO a telecon is not fair to those 
who live in places where the time is not convenient.  There are also 
folks who are contributors who may not be able to engage in a such a 
call because their jobs do not allow them to take part (rules using 
phones, job duties, etc).

Although this may be an additional way to communicate with the 
community, many folks may not have the opportunity to participate, and I 
am not sure that it is community oriented.  With our lists, there is no 
barrier to engaging and contribution.

Just my .02.


Sachin Patel wrote:
> I'm a little surprised that this got shutdown so quickly. :) Whats the 
> harm in attempting one or two calls to see how they go? Now I'm not a 
> huge fan of conference calls either, but it very well may turn out to be 
> extremely effective.  Just because it wasn't a positive experience in 
> the past  doesn't mean that it won't be effective for this community :).
> The Eclipse Web Tools project has weekly telecons open to anyone in the 
> community, and after discussing with a few of their attendees they 
> provided me with positive feedback.  Their primary use of it is to open 
> and follow up with action items for people and it was much easier to do 
> this on a call rather then a dev list.  The minutes of the meeting are 
> then posted on the dev list.
> I personally think the more ways to communicate with the community, the 
> better.  So +1 from me for atleast trying it out once.
> Thats my take :)
> Sachin
> Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>> Rodent of Unusual Size wrote, On 10/29/2005 1:57 PM:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Matt Hogstrom wrote:
>>>> I love an e-mail that elicites opinions :)
>>>> Ok, I give.  I personally hate typing and was looking for an 
>>>> alternative
>>>> for folks.  Sounds like there is moderate interest and strong 
>>>> disdain so
>>>> I'll withdraw the proposal.
>>> I think I was the only one strongly opposed, and I was
>>> expressing my opinion based on experience.  Anything that
>>> excludes people as a matter of principle isn't good.  I
>>> think making it an institutional thing is a really bad
>>> idea.  If everyone else thinks it's grand, go ahead --
>>> but review occasionally to make sure everyone still
>>> feels that way as new people join the list. :-)
>> You are not the only one who is strongly opposed.  I also am opposed 
>> to this.  (sorry about the tardy reply, we're in the process of moving)
>> Regards,
>> Alan

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