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From Dan Haywood <>
Subject Re: Regular Skype conf. calls?
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2010 23:27:38 GMT
I've just realized that Skype video group calling isn't a freebie, the 
website just talks of trial period of 28 days.  I reckon it's worth 
trying though, and assess afterwards.  I guess we can decide as a 
community if it's worth the investment once we've tried it out a couple 
of times.

@Mark... re: traceability; we could make it the responsibility of the 
"host" to also post a summary of the conversation to isis-dev
@Mike ... seems like Mac support is coming in the next beta
@Alexander ... erm, no news on Linux support.  I guess it'll be voice 
only for that platform.


On 08/11/2010 23:07, Mark Struberg wrote:
> sounds fun. I have no skype though so just need to dig it.
> One important aspect: The Apache Software Foundation is very interested in traceability.
There should be no decisions solely be made upon skype discussions having no detailed explanation
of the why and how on a mailing list archive. But I agree that IRC and skype are really nice
for getting fresh ideas down to earth together very quickly. That is the reason why lots of
projects use a chat bot which logs the conversations (in OWB we use the CIA bot). We must
also always justify/explain/present our final solution (+ other options and the reasons why
they don't got picked) in a summary mail at least!
> LieGrue,
> strub
> --- On Mon, 11/8/10, Dan Haywood<>  wrote:
>> From: Dan Haywood<>
>> Subject: Regular Skype conf. calls?
>> To:
>> Date: Monday, November 8, 2010, 10:52 PM
>> There's been a few off-list
>> conversations (between Nour, Siegfried and myself, at least)
>> about having regular virtual get togethers on Skype. 
>> Now that Skype [1] has group video conferencing, I think
>> this would be a good way to help the community develop.
>> Questions:
>> 1. do we think it'd be good idea?  and if so...
>> 2. how often ought we to do this?
>> 3. what time of the day ought we to have the call?
>> Obviously we couldn't realistically expect everyone to
>> attend every call, but we could perhaps have a system
>> whereby someone volunteers to be the host, ie they will
>> definitely be on the call, and anyone else is optional
>> (perhaps a wiki sign-on sheet to indicate attendance).
>> Thoughts?  Have any of the mentors done this on other
>> projects, and to what success/lack of?
>> Dan
>> [1]

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