Giulio and I had some conversation after today's Release Cabal meeting about google
hangouts versus irc for our meetings.
We agreed that g+ hangouts are often effective for facilitating discussion, but there are
a couple of obvious drawbacks as well:
1) requires use of the closed/proprietary google plugin
2) ease of conversation often comes at the expense of thorough meeting notes
We also agreed that sometimes irc is less efficient than face to face talk. Furthermore,
having saved videos of our meetings is of limited historical interest/value if our notes
None of the above is news, I presume; apologies for restating the obvious.
Since we want the best of both worlds I propose the following. Let's start each
meeting on irc only, and if anyone (or preferably two) feels that day's meeting agenda
item(s) would benefit from a hangout, then we'll do at least part of the meeting in a
I'd also like us to adopt the somewhat standard practice of appointing a scribe for
the meeting to drive MeetBot and make sure that we document our conversations.
Good work in today's meeting, and good luck on all of our #action items.
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