At 05:52 24-10-2011, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
As jabber scribe, I view part of my responsibility as relaying
questions asked on jabber (if no one else is doing so). For groups
that have secretaries, I suggest that that be part of the
The secretary is busy taking minutes. That doesn't mean that the
secretary cannot draw attention if someone is asking a question on
Jabber. The audio recording is a handy supplement when the speaker
cannot be identified or to cross-check the details.
As for remote participation, if you do not know anyone in the room
you are going to be ignored. That's an IETF feature that also
applies for people who attend meetings. There are little things that
can help remote participants follow what is going on. Melinda Shore
mentioned some of them. Most of the fixes are non-technical.
If you do not go to meetings, it's unlikely that you will be able to
follow the BoF you are interested in. There may be times when
decisions are taken during a meeting. It is not worth the
nit-picking if the outcome won't change.
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