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Subject: RE: Fw: [office] meeting minutes

Have you tried a site-restricted search using Google, something like this:

site:http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/ "Meeting Minutes"


"Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamilton@acm.org> wrote on 10/14/2008 
05:02:18 PM:

> It's also quite painful for new TC members.
> Ability to search in the archive would be helpful. I haven't found a way 
> do that.
> Also, being able to download the archives so that I can search them 
> would be a terrific help.  I have been given tips about that, but I 
> succeeded in having the server cough up an archive yet.
>  - Dennis
> PS: Meanwhile, I end up revisiting things that have been disposed of
> already, relying on my long-suffering committee-member peers to correct 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Faure [mailto:faure@kde.org] 
> http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office/200810/msg00048.html
> Sent: Monday, October 13, 2008 14:40
> [ ... ]
> It is often quite difficult to find _which_ meeting minutes answer a 
> question.
> Often the question is sent by email to the TC list, and the answer is in
> the meeting minutes of *some* meeting later on, but not necessarily the 
> one,
> it can sometimes take a few months before we get to that question...
> I was looking today at whether a given question from a long time ago
> had been answered during a call, and that turns out to be rather 
> since it means reading all the meeting minutes after the question was 
> For a TC member with a local mail archive this is doable (filter on 
> then
> filter on contents); for outsiders it's almost impossible AFAIK.
> But I don't really have a proposal for how to improve this, actually, 
> isn't a
> complaint at all, it was merely a +1 on the note that things are more
> difficult
> for non-TC-members.
> [ ... ]
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