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From "Danny Angus" <danny.an...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: IRC Channel?
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2006 21:37:08 GMT
See my reply to your last post, conversations are OK, but discussions
resulting in proposals can quickly deteriorate into a short circuit
which excludes other participants from the real process, which isn't
about making a boolean decision but about reaching an informed
consensus.

On 15/08/06, Jan Blok <jblok@servoy.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> There seems to me a huge difference between doing conversations about
> code/design (with a possible conclusion to post a "formal"
> change-proposal on the mailing list), and making the decision itself.
>
> Jan
>
>
>
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>
> >Jan Blok wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>What could be the problem of any real-time communication medium usage
> >>between some community members as long as every one agrees code and
> >>design decisions are made on the mailing list?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Because the reality is that decisions are made on IRC, implicitly.  It's
> >hard to engage in an argument that already happened, especially when the
> >discussion was very conversational rather than formal :
> >
> >A: what do you think?
> >B: Well, like you said before...
> >A : about the contstructor
> >B : no, the other thing
> >A : related to using =?
> >B : right that it..  it would be better if that was done as Jim
> >suggested....
> >
> >versus the more formal statements people make in email
> >
> >"I'm beginning to agree that ensuring that re-serializing the Properties
> >preserves the original delimiter ("=" in Jim's example) that was used in
> >the original file."
> >
> >geir
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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