On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 11:30 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
2) Meetings in IRC are generally very slow, it might be worth it to
the meetings as normal but also have people log in to asterisk to bs and
generally just chat, get to know each other a bit better.
Sounds good to me. But we do need to follow "Quaid's Rule" and be sure
to keep business in IRC.
3) Do as we did last week, have people who can't talk join the
conference anyway and ask questions in the chat room while having
someone transcribe and provide minutes.
I think we need better transcription. It's hard to summarize important
points in realtime. It's also nice to know who's saying things.
It's also hard to have two streams of communication -- if several people
are in IRC asking questions, they're at a disadvantage in knowing what's
going on and being able to raise an issue with a specific point to
people who are discussing things on the phone.
In my case specifically, I comprehend ideas and plans better when
they're written than when they're spoken but I learn more about the
people doing the communication when it's auditory. (I drive my wife
crazy because I never remember the lyrics of songs, only the tune and