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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: [ISIS] Re: Conference call
Date Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:40:52 GMT
Bad habits are hard to break, esp when done early... Comparing the
behaviors of "TLP's in good standing" to new podlings seems
disingenuous. I'm sure some seasoned automobile drivers drive
with 1 hand on the wheel. Is that something you encourage or
allow those with learner's permits to do?


On Nov 22, 2010, at 9:31 AM, Glen Daniels wrote:

> +1 as usual to Benson's extremely reasonable and pleasantly snarky viewpoint.
> 
> While I do see the dangers of fragmenting the community, I think people often
> go too far in downplaying the benefits of real-time communication.  Quick
> back-and-forths can enable complex scenarios to be thought through in a much
> more effective way than asynchronous emails, without the need to constantly
> "page back in" in order to follow the discussion.  Simple misunderstandings
> often can be cleared up in minutes instead of hours or days.  And the sense
> of getting to know someone is often subjectively deeper in chat, and much
> more so on a phone call.  These things all help move a project forward and
> keep communities together.
> 
> I feel like a bunch of people have a rather rigid "real-time BAD (well,
> except ApacheCon), email GOOD" attitute, or at least come across that way on
> email, and I'd like to make sure that the other side of it - i.e. "real-time,
> when thoughtfully and appropriately integrated into a project, can provide
> some deep value to the whole community" - isn't shuffled under the rug.  IMO,
> we should be messaging about how to do it well if it's desired, not whether
> or not to do it at all.
> 
> Thanks,
> --Glen
> 
> On 11/22/2010 8:56 AM, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> As a mentor of ISIS, I'd like to ask everyone to give them a little
>> breathing room on this subject.
>> 
>> Many TLP's in good standing have active IRC channels. These have very
>> closely related risks to open communities. Many TLPs in good standing
>> hold in-person meetups from time to time.
>> 
>> This is not to claim that the warnings in this thread are pointless.
>> They are good warnings. However, it's the job of us mentors to help
>> the community avoid the traps of Skype, IRC, meetups, co-workers, and
>> the secret conspiracies of the trilateral commission, which works
>> tirelessly to subvert Apache communities.
>> 
>> If it makes anyone feel any better, I plan, as a mentor, to _avoid_
>> the Skype calls, and so to maintain a perspective comparable to that
>> of someone off-time-zone.
>> 
>> --benson
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 7:54 AM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
>>> By definition, ANY such meeting will exclude some people; it's just the
>>> nature of the beast. Anyone not in that timezone either will not be
>>> able to attend or will need to go out of their way to attend. As
>>> such, it is *very* easy to disenfranchise large groups of people,
>>> esp if the Skype chat is seen as "the place" to discuss ISIS.
>>> 
>>> Your generic comment about "individuals like to communicate during
>>> long & lonely nights in front of the keyboard" is also off the mark
>>> as well... Some do, sure, but not all. Again, this sends a signal that
>>> if you want to be part of ISIS you need to fall into that group. Not
>>> a good way to build a diverse community.
>>> 
>>> On Nov 19, 2010, at 5:41 PM, Siegfried Goeschl wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi folks,
>>>> 
>>>> open source projects are done by individuals. And individuals like to communicate
during long & lonely nights in front of the keyboard. And meeting the other ISIS developers
is difficult since the are spread around the globe.
>>>> 
>>>> So if the ISIS developer/users/mentors/community decide to run a regular
Skype meeting to meet each other electronically assuming
>>>> 
>>>> +) that the meeting is announced on the dev list
>>>> 
>>>> +) that we not exclude any interested party (apart from troll feeding)
>>>> 
>>>> +) that no official statement/vote is circumvented
>>>> 
>>>> than I don't see any good reason why someone could complain about it and/or
impose rules how to organize such a "come together".
>>>> 
>>>> Speaking as one of the participants
>>>> 
>>>> +) I was impressed by Dan's energy to organize the meeting
>>>> 
>>>> +) I was delighted that we were a dozen developers on Skype
>>>> 
>>>> *) I was glad to answer a few questions about the ASF (despite being seriously
distracted by my two daughters on my lap)
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> 
>>>> Siegfried Goeschl
>>>> Apache ISIS Mentor
>>>> 
>>>> On 11/19/10 10:52 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Nov 19, 2010, at 11:04 AM, Greg Stein wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> A full transcription shouldn't be necessary.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I agree. Transcript is too strong for what I think needs to be done,
>>>>> which is...
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Just bring a summary of
>>>>>> discussion points back to the list, along with any recommendations.
>>>>>> The list can then sort through it and make decisions.
>>>>> 
>>>>> What you said. Not a transcript but a list of topics and discussion
>>>>> points which continue on list.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Craig
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> We have off-list discussions all the time (IM, IRC, in-person). We
>>>>>> don't transcribe those. We just bring the discussion onto the list
for
>>>>>> wrapping it up with everybody present. Skype concalls are no different
>>>>>> than these other forums.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>> -g
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 13:18, Craig L Russell
>>>>>> <craig.russell@oracle.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> My $0.02:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> The business of Apache is conducted on email.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> It's fine to have a periodic conference call among interested
project
>>>>>>> participants, as long as (my list, not normative):
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> no project or community member is excluded (e.g. by posting the
call
>>>>>>> information only to a private list)
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> no decisions are made during the call
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> all topics discussed are subsequently posted via email to the
project
>>>>>>> members
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Having an audio transcript is interesting but doesn't pass my
email
>>>>>>> test. So
>>>>>>> I'd have to say that someone needs to transcribe the audio into
email.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Craig
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Nov 19, 2010, at 9:29 AM, James Carman wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> I don't know about this. Whatever we do has to be trackable
and
>>>>>>>> "open", so I don't know about this Skype stuff. Requiring
folks to
>>>>>>>> watch a video or listen to an audio recording rather than
reading a
>>>>>>>> transcript is probably not a good idea. I'm copying the general
list
>>>>>>>> to see what others have to say.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Mohammad Nour El-Din
>>>>>>>> <nour.mohammad@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Good idea
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> +1 on the Skype monthly meeting.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Alexander Krasnukhin
>>>>>>>>> <the.malkolm@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> At least it makes me feel ISIS is really going somewhere.
I don't
>>>>>>>>>> know
>>>>>>>>>> how
>>>>>>>>>> to explain this. E.g. there are some real ALIVE people
involved :).
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> Monthly is good.
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 12:05 PM, Mike Burton
>>>>>>>>>> <mikeb@mycosystems.co.uk>wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Yes very useful interesting and enjoyable, thanks
for organising it.
>>>>>>>>>>> Yes
>>>>>>>>>>> monthly similar would be good.
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> Mike
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> On 19 Nov 2010, at 10:49, Dan Haywood <dkhaywood@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> First off, thanks to all for attending, and
I really enjoyed the
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> opportunity. Hope it was useful. It was nice,
actually, to read the
>>>>>>>>>>> transcript on the Skype IM call afterwards (I
didn't get the oppo
>>>>>>>>>>> to do
>>>>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>>>>> while I was demo'ing).
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Second, my apols that I didn't have the demo
working. Of course,
>>>>>>>>>>>> after
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> the call finished I figured out the problem in
about 2 minutes.
>>>>>>>>>>> At any
>>>>>>>>>>> rate, the details on running the demo for yourselves
are on the
>>>>>>>>>>> "SmokeTest"
>>>>>>>>>>> page on the wiki [1].
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Third, per a recording, like Kevin I also
recorded the call using
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> CallGraph, though mine seems to have recorded
ok. It's about 92Mb,
>>>>>>>>>>> recorded it in stereo, and what Skype did is
distribute the voices
>>>>>>>>>>> across
>>>>>>>>>>> the spectrum, which I think is quite nice. Anyway,
I've just
>>>>>>>>>>> uploaded
>>>>>>>>>>> it to
>>>>>>>>>>> my dropbox account and I'll post the URL on isis-private.
(If you
>>>>>>>>>>> aren't
>>>>>>>>>>> subscribed there, contact me directly).
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Lastly, it'd be nice to do a similar call
like that now and
>>>>>>>>>>>> again. We
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> could perhaps set one up every month, attendance
purely optional.
>>>>>>>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>>>>>>> Dan
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> [1] https://cwiki.apache.org/ISIS/smoketest.html
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>> On 18/11/2010 20:08, Kevin Meyer - KMZ wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi Dan,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Thanks for organizing the call.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> I was not able to record the entire call
- Of the 56 minutes
>>>>>>>>>>>>> captured, a
>>>>>>>>>>>>> lot of it is silence. I'm not sure if
it is an issue with the
>>>>>>>>>>>>> app or
>>>>>>>>>>>>> my
>>>>>>>>>>>>> machine.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Anyway, thanks to all who participated,
it was good to be able to
>>>>>>>>>>>>> associate voices with the emails.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kevin
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>>>>>> Alexander
>>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>>>>> - Mohammad Nour
>>>>>>>>> Author of (WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
2.0 User
>>>>>>>>> Guide)
>>>>>>>>> http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247585.html
>>>>>>>>> - LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mnour
>>>>>>>>> - Blog: http://tadabborat.blogspot.com
>>>>>>>>> ----
>>>>>>>>> "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance
you must keep
>>>>>>>>> moving"
>>>>>>>>> - Albert Einstein
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> "Writing clean code is what you must do in order to call
yourself a
>>>>>>>>> professional. There is no reasonable excuse for doing
anything less
>>>>>>>>> than your best."
>>>>>>>>> - Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> "Stay hungry, stay foolish."
>>>>>>>>> - Steve Jobs
>>>>>>>>> 
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>>>>>>> Architect, Oracle
>>>>>>> http://db.apache.org/jdo
>>>>>>> 408 276-5638 mailto:Craig.Russell@oracle.com
>>>>>>> P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!
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