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RE: Leading the Forefront - with IRC ! ?

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 13:32:00 -0700
Message-ID: <44FAFFCDE516434D84E6B62121DB6A44054B2E07@WIN-MSG-21.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, <work@gavinpearce.co.uk>
CC: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>, <public-html@w3.org>

I haven't looked closely at Campfire, et al.  My instinct is to use such
tools only if they're really necessary, and preferably in small
contained ways (e.g. the way some people on my team use MS Project to
plan projects, but we never use it from the top down).  I think a
well-maintained wiki for the WG page that contains issues and current
status satisfies that which isn't covered by email or IRC.  Just my
opinion.

I DO feel strongly about using email rather than a forum.  I live in
email.  If you force me to use some other tool to manage day-to-day, I
will never keep up.  I've stopped participating or keeping up to date
with some groups (e.g. my dive club) because they moved away from a mail
list, to a web forum).  It's killing me right now, since I can't join
the list until I can join the WG, so I have to keep visiting the WG
archive.  I do think the archive needs much better software, though, and
that would probably bridge the gap.

-Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Maciej Stachowiak [mailto:mjs@apple.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 1:24 PM
To: work@gavinpearce.co.uk
Cc: 'David Dailey'; public-html@w3.org; Chris Wilson
Subject: Re: Leading the Forefront - with IRC ! ?


On Mar 23, 2007, at 7:56 AM, Gavin Pearce wrote:

>
> I retract changing IRC to something else, but mainly we need a way  
> of online
> idea management. Can keep the mailing list going, but be more  
> organised,
> better standards, and if we have an online area, access to the IRC  
> chat via
> an online webpage at anytime of the day, a forum with an off-topic  
> area (we
> all secretly want to know more about everyone else's personal  
> life), but
> still keeping the main features.

I'm not sure we need to manage ideas, mainly we need to track  
proposals for addition and issues with any draft spec. If you have an  
idea, it is your responsibility to refine it enough to be a concrete  
proposal, or to convince someone else to do so.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Friday, 23 March 2007 20:32:30 GMT

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