On Thu, 12 Feb 2015, Flavio Percoco wrote:

The important bit, thoguh, is that email is meant for asynchronous
communication and IRC isn't. If things that require the intervention
of other folks from the community are being discussed and those folks
are not on IRC, it'd be wrong to consider the topic as "discussed".

This is really the crux of the biscuit and thank you for continuing
to bring it back round to this point.

My personal experience of OpenStack has been that unless I am

* on IRC (too) many hours per day
* going to (too) many IRC meetings when I should be doing something
  interesting with my family
* watching a fair few spec and governance gerrits

then I will miss out on not just the decision making _process_ for
things which are relevant to the work I need or want to do and plan
for but also the _decisions_ themselves.

For example how many people really know the extent and impact of the
big tent governance plans?

Ideally I should be able to delegate a lot of this farming for
information to other people in the community but that only works if
there is a habit by those others of summarizing to the mailing list.

(Which goes back to my earlier point about of "gosh aren't we all a
bit busy?")

Chris Dent tw:@anticdent freenode:cdent

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