Re: Re: Digest of QA/Developer Lead Discussion

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat Aug 09 2003 - 19:05:39 CDT

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From: "David Mertz" <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 4:22 PM
Subject: Re: Re: Digest of QA/Developer Lead Discussion

> |> Alan, although I understand wanting to know the details of the
dialogue,
> |> copying & pasting makes the message kind of incoherent. I'm fairly
> |> scattered in meetings, so random stuff can be interjected. I would
rather
> |> have a digest/summary of the meeting than the actual text. ...
>
> "Alan Dechert" <adechert@earthlink.net> wrote:
> |Fine. Then produce a digest or summary. I want the text too, however.
>
> The more I read in the thread, the less appropriate I think it is to
> post whole conversation transcripts.
>
> For example, I've had a couple telephone conversations with Alan. I
> think he would feel his privacy was infringed if I were to post audio
> recordings of those. ....
>
Respectfully, David. This is completely another issue.

In fact, if you had made it known to me in advance that you wanted to record
our discussion and make it publicly available, I would have been glad to do
it. I have been recorded lots of times for radio shows and such.

Your example may be somewhat relevant to where I posted the dialog with
Anand. But notice that I asked Anand if it was okay to post (although after
the chat). True, the discussion is hard to follow but I note that Matteo
quoted something from there once.

The bug meetings between the QA Lead and the Lead Developer are a completely
different situation compared with our phone conversations. They are
conducting the business of the project and should know that what they come
up with will be published.

> Or even if he wouldn't, *I* certainly would. It's
> not that either of us have anything to hide... but a telephone
> conversation has a different tone than a list post (and sometimes goes
> into side matters or small talk). Btw. it's hypothetical... I don't
> record my telephone conversations, neither with Alan nor any one else
> :-) (but maybe John Ashcroft does).
>
Good.

> An IRC chat is a lot like a telephone conversation, as I perceive it.
>
Again, I have no problem with this except that it's different if you know in
advance that it will be recorded and broadcast.

I want the full text of the dialog for the bug meetings between the QA Lead
and the Lead developer (and others that may join). And, I want these
meetings announced in advance so that others can join if available and so
inclined. I'm not asking for a lot of lead time -- 8 hrs should be good
enough.

I guess I'd go for the transcript only going to management (Doug, David,
Adrianne, Alan, and Arthur) but I really don't see any reason it shouldn't
be public.

Alan Dechert

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