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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Re: build mechanisms
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:08:34 GMT
Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> Peter Firmstone wrote:
> ...
>> But on the other hand this work seems to be dividing the development 
>> community, so I have to weigh up the benefits of pursuing it further.
> ...
>
> I don't really have anything to say about the build process, but I am 
> concerned about the group dynamics. This is the type of situation in 
> which being scattered around the world with only e-mail communication 
> may hurt.
>
> With frequent face-to-face interaction, it is easier to maintain the 
> feeling that we are a mutually supportive team with respect for every 
> member. A casual non-work discussion in the lunch room can ease any 
> tensions produced by the inevitable technical and process 
> disagreements among people who care about a project.
>
> I can see the problem, but don't know a low cost solution other than 
> to be aware of it, and to be very careful not to take technical 
> disagreements personally.
>
> Patricia
>

Very true, communication is easily misunderstood without a face ;)

Thanks for reminding us, it's the team that matters, without the team, 
there is no River.

Cheers,

Peter.

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