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FWIW, I've seen a number of communities start off by adding everyone's favorite real time service - but then they commonly end up back at email and maybe IRC for real time chat during meetings (with a MeetBot addon).
On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:33 PM Larry Gritz <lg@...
Not to beat a dead horse, but when somebody says "real time", what I hear is "somebody important on the project, maybe even me, is going to miss it."
As I understand it, ASWF projects are intended to have a very high level of autonomy in what gets developed and how. I can't imagine that each project community wouldn't decide on its own communications style and mode. Though it's possible that for the ones who choose to have a real time (aka people left out 😜) comm channel, there may end up being an org-wide preference for which one.
On August 22, 2018 2:48:01 PM PDT, Ben De Luca <bdeluca@...
Too echo Larry and Darin's the joy of living in a crappy timezone where you are all mostly asleep, I hope that mailing lists can at least be the main form of communication with real-time being a supplement for the real-time interactions.
I believe Larry has it correct. Chat is amazing for quick collaboration and question answering but I suspect that these discussions are actually meant for discussions and thus belong on an email list / forum.
On Aug 22, 2018, at 10:50 AM, Sean Cooper <sean@...
Am I just a cranky old man for preferring mail lists
Nope. I think its completely fair for the ASWF to just say no to real-time options.
Just the number of mile-long emails when something contentious is discussed always irritates me, especially when usually people can be calmed down and come to level ground when its a real-time interaction. So real solutions happen faster. That's
all hearsay, conjecture, and personal bias of course.
It is a significant nuisance when past e-mail/posts point to dead links because of a change in the collaboration tool
This is precisely why I propose the ideal solution would be open source and hosted as a part of ASWF stack (sorry to maintainers in advance if that actually happens)
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