Re: Institutional memory? How shall we record decisions?

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 15:18:00 CDT

Hello David:
     While not unexpected, I am none the less flattered. However, are you sure you want me to have such an enormous authority over the final form of the project when I'm not even a member of the board? The person who writes it down has much more influence over the final product or system than those people who discuss it. I think I'll wait to see what a few other folks say before taking this on.
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

David Mertz <> wrote:
Hi Ed,

> ...when conclusions are made or decisions made that there is no simple
> central record of decisions. The FAQ is helpful but is of necessity
> limited... I propose a living document such as a regular email in
> which someone records the decisions, sense or consensus of the group
> to the best of their understanding

I'm delighted that you've volunteered to maintain such a document!

You may find it useful to start out this document using the OVC Wiki,
to which I just added a topic ConsensusOfTheOVC:

You--and others--can add notes to that; and you can take responsibility
for mailing out a "Consensus Diary" from time to time, when you feel it
is a good time to do so.

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