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whether to have (IRC or otherwise) regular meetings

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:04:02 +0900
Message-Id: <36EC3861-0668-48E7-833A-44B4E3F7E17E@w3.org>
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>

Hello all,

I'd like to get your opinion on the topic of our IRC meetings. As you  
can see in [1], these have been on hiatus since our last "confirmed"  
meeting ages ago - September 2005 -, and basically before that, for  
most of the summer of 2005 it was hard to get us all together at the  
same time.

[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/QaDev

I have been wondering for a while whether to give these meetings  
another try. On the one hand, we do manage to have decent  
asynchronous communication via irc, mails, and so on, and that  
obviously constitutes an easy solution to the time zone headaches we  
are bound to run into. On the other hand, looking at minutes in [2]  
shows that regular meetings are a good motivation for regular  
progress, however small. Plus we've had a few new people (hello  
Antonio, Sierk!) joining this list in the past months, and meetings  
may be an easier way to get involved than just "business as usual"  
discussions on IRC and the mailing-list.

[2] http://esw.w3.org/topic/QaDev/MeetingMinutes

What do you think of restarting the cycle of IRC meetings, perhaps  
once a month? Or perhaps try another formula, maybe more often but at  
different times of the day, where we would know that a number of us  
will be on IRC and can try and come up with a few topics? Whether to  
announce these, in advance and with a request for more people to  
join, to such lists as www-validator and/or www-qa and/or public- 
evangelist...

It's also possible that the renewed QAIG will hold meetings too, and  
we may want to hook onto that as well. Speaking of which, said QAIG  
will be meeting (and meeting other groups as well) at the next  
technical plenary, which will be hold at the very end of February in  
the south of France. Are any of you planning to (or just interested  
in) joining in, in person or by teleconferencing?

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2006Jan/0004

cheers,
  --
olivier
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