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: http://meetbot.debian.net/Manual.html 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. Rainer _______________________________________________ macports-dev mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.macosforge.org/mailman/listinfo/macports-dev