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Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj-comment] An idea


Lars Marius' proposal to use IRC sounds like a very good
idea for me. We could also use same (?) IRC for other

=> Lars Marius: Will it also work with a quite slow single ISDN line?


Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> None of us seem to be entirely satisfied with how phone conferences
> work, in part because signal quality often makes it difficult to even
> hear what people are saying. Another problem is that phone conferences
> are expensive, and someone, i.e. Mondeca, has to pay for them.
> It just struck me that there might be a simpler and cheaper
> alternative: IRC. Why not just schedule a time and a server/channel
> where we can meet, and have the meeting there?
> Benefits:
>  - it's free,
>  - you can always hear what people say,
>  - you always know who is saying what,
>  - you can always see who is present, and
>  - we can automatically produce a transcript of the meeting.
> Finding a free server/channel is no problem, and the only difficulty
> would really be to help people install and set up an IRC client, which
> I hereby volunteer to do. Using it is no harder than to use the web or
> email, really.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
> ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >
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