2009/10/20 Michael Peel <em...@mikepeel.net>: > That technical limitation. :-) Also, there are concerns about the > required connection speed for hosting a multi-way conference like > this (as I understand it, the calls are all routed through the host > computer), and also the quality of the connections (I believe this > degrades as more people are added in?). Additionally, in order to > join in a conference call, they would need to skype call the person > hosting the meeting, who would then have to put the conference on > mute to answer the call and conference them in. That can really slow > down the conference.
IRC meetings have gone perfectly smoothly when no-one has remembered to moderate the channel, so I expect voluntary muting would work. The call would need to be hosted by someone with a good internet connection, that is true. People could ask to be added through skype chat, there is no need for a voice call. > These may not be problems - in which case we can relax that > restriction in the future - but for the first attempt, it's logical > to keep things as simple as possible. The aim here is definitely not > to exclude people, or become any less transparent, it's to become > more effective as a board. It is worth a try. It will be interesting to see how well it works - there may be problems with people talking over each other. Will a recording of the meeting be made public? I would also ask that more detailed minutes be produced, since there would be searchable IRC logs to get the detail from. _______________________________________________ Wikimedia UK mailing list wikimediau...@wikimedia.org http://mail.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediauk-l WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org