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  • From: Quinn Wood <wood.quinn.s AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Meetings
  • Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:22:38 -0500

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM, Peter Green <peter AT> wrote:
>> 1.) Necessary: What problem must be solved?
> Not so much a problem but ideas that have surfaced about 'meeting up' in
> different ways that may help forward the group.
Between tools and the way we use them, I don't see a need that's being
left unfilled. We have chat, mail, and a wiki which could be adapted
to store IRC logs and is already used to condense ideas. As for the
way we use them, that's pretty much 100% derived from what we need.
Adding more tools or more regularity is as useful as adding more US
nameservers, until a reason for it is expressed.

> I personally like the idea of online meetings that offer more and/or an
> alternative to mailing lists and I.R.C. they could be exciting in a way
> that would promote innovation.
Perhaps I'm in the minority here, as I don't particularly like being
around people, but I will not be using voice or video chats. The
mailing lists and IRC offer me both the intellectual and social
fulfillment I participate in OpenNIC for.

>> 3.) Proportional: Does this solution cause additional, or worse, problems?
> As we're not addressing a problem but an idea, I don't see an answer is
> needed here.
I will warn against giving people too many tools. Without some degree
of a defined workflow or communications environment, little grops
start forming and people are never heard from. Not entirely related to
#3, but this is why I generally don't feel sorry for people that say
IRC and mail are too inconvenient.

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