[arch-dev-public] firefox package

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Thu Sep 20 13:57:30 EDT 2007

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On 9/20/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> We have been encouraged by Aaron to communicate more, and I think we did
>> in the last couple of days, but this doesn't mean anything if we just
>> ignore what we read.
> Yeah, and it's been great. I now know what's going on in Arch devland!
> 8)
> I agree with Thomas' sentiment here, but sometimes we're just
> forgetful. This isn't a *critical* issue, but it's important.

One other thing I've realized lately is that someone assigned to 
take an email thread and keep track of what is decided in an 
organized form (like a wiki page) is essential to effective group 
understanding. It's possible to miss or forget things that go by on 
a mailing list, especially when they're buried in long discussions, 
and it's really helpful to have a wiki page per project and someone 
diligently updating it after discussions.

This isn't easy, it's not perfect, and I'm not suggesting that 
anyone volunteer for such a job en masse.. lots of work. But let's 
remember that a concise summary of the outcome of a discussion will 
communicate more successfully to more people than if those people 
have to read the mailing list to figure out what happened.

- P

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