Re: [CANCELLATION] W3C Audio WG Teleconference, 9th May 2012

As an aside from my experience working on a wide variety of WGs:  I'm
sympathetic to the need to allow non-realtime participation (or at least,
that it's hard to schedule a real-time meeting that is even marginally
convenient for all interested parties) - but I also think groups that have
regular agenda-driving telecons move the pace along faster.  I would
suggest that good minutes and ample time to object is the best path; in
retrospect, I would never have agreed to the HTML WG's "never make binding
decisions in a telecon or FTF" rule, as I think it made those avenues
extremely low-value, while overcorrecting to allow non-realtime
participation.  This doesn't mean, of course, that we shouldn't be having
the kind of productive discussions on the list that we have been.

Is there any way to make the minutes more useful?

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:52 AM, olivier Thereaux <> wrote:

> On 21 May 2012, at 10:10, Jussi Kalliokoski wrote:
> >> On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Philip Jägenstedt <>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Have decisions been made in the teleconferences or via email so far?
> Our typical process has been:
> * Discuss on the mailing-list
> * Reach consensus and take decision during the teleconference
> Obviously we understand that given timezones, not everyone in the group
> may have joined the teleconference, and we've strictly documented meeting
> minutes and given people ample time to object to a teleconference
> resolution if they weren't there. It has served us well so far.
> > I have to say I agree, the main reason for me joining most of the calls
> has been so that I don't miss on any decisions that are being made. For me,
> the mailing list feels like a more productive discussion environment.
> Agreed. The mailing-list has been a wonderful discussion environment, and
> that is where most of the exchanges have been happening. The
> teleconferences, OTOH, have been an efficient decision making one.
> Olivier

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