On 2016-10-16 22:36, David Evans wrote:
> * now that I think about it, using irc might be the best way to go since a
> transcript of the meeting
> can be obtained from the irc logs. After the meeting this can be processed
> into a "minutes" document and
> published to document the meeting proceedings. That way, people who don't
> participate can benefit from
> the meeting's discussion.
IRC bots with support for meeting can be used for this. They can be
instructed with commands to take notes of decisions and action items
during a meeting:
There might also be more modern business chat providers, but I have no
experience with any of them. IRC should be accessible to all and
FreeNode also offers a web interface.
> Establishment of a meeting time that is convenient to participants in a wide
> range of
> geographical locations is probably the most difficult task and is key to good
> turnout. Maybe say 9 to 10 am on the
> US west coast which would translate to 6 to 7 pm in various parts of Europe.
> Weekends might be better than
> weekdays to avoid conflicts with daily work schedules.
I also think finding the right time and date is the biggest obstacle.
I guess we should also not leave too much time between setting topics
and the actual meeting to avoid starting discussions early.
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