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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject Re: Real-time communication (was [VOTE] ALOIS to enter the incubator)
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:28:53 GMT
On Thu, 2010-09-16 at 21:32 +0200, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote: 
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM, Scott Deboy <scott.deboy@gmail.com> wrote:
> > ...I'm interested in what others think of their proposal for supporting
> > real-time communication, and curious what others are doing, if anything, to
> > support the growing interest in real-time communication between project
> > participants....
> 
> IMO the key point is "if it didn't happen on the dev list it didn't happen".
> 
> Coffee machine conversations, private emails and chat, phone calls and
> IRC all happen.
> 
> What's important is that for any type of out-of-band discussion to be
> summarized on the dev list as soon as they have impact on the project,
> code or community [1]. And all decisions must happen on the dev list.
> 
> Sending daily IRC logs to the dev list is fine, but if decisions
> happen on IRC that's wrong - the dev list has to be the central
> channel where all the important information is found, and all
> decisions happen.

Sending IRC logs to the dev list is okay, as a reference, but please
don't expect folks to actually read them as they come in. Reading IRC
logs is incredibly tedious for people who are not a part of the
conversation as it is happening. Therefore, posting IRC logs to a dev
list is not, IMO, sufficient as a means of informing the dev list of
what was discussed there. It needs summarising separately - that is,
assuming anything relevant to the dev list was actually discussed.

Upayavira




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