[Libreoffice] minutes of tech steering call ...

Cor Nouws oolst at nouenoff.nl
Thu Jun 23 16:53:48 PDT 2011

Hi Norbert,
Norbert Thiebaud wrote (24-06-11 01:32)
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 6:11 PM, Cor Nouws<oolst at nouenoff.nl>  wrote:
>> Michael Meeks wrote (23-06-11 20:27)
>>> * Posting TSC minutes on the blog ...
>>>         + Norbert: wording is very terse, not enough context, not suitable
>>>           for mass public consumption.
>>>         + Suggestion: needs to be expanded, and made more comprehensible,
>>>           someone who wants that can/should do it.
>> Short highlights  + link to mail archive might be useful too..
> I think the problem is not to make them shorter, but to make them
> 'longer', more digestible for people who do not follow these call and
> the dev-ML in general.
> I'm thinking about the difference between reading the linux-kernel
> mailing list and reading, once a week an highlight of the noticeable,
> interesting event by Colbert on LWN.
> The later is a great thing, I enjoy very much reading them... but I,
> for one, would be completely incapable to do what Jonathan Corbet
> does, even If I read every email of linux-kernel and had nothing else
> to do but that...
> Proper reporting for a wider audience is a skill in and of itself.
> Giving these 'minutes' as-is to a wider audience is begging for
> blogger and journalist to mis-understand and mis-quote them. Most of
> them would not use such minute for a dev ML as a 'source', but if TDF
> 'publish' them, then it is another ballgame...
> I mean, looks at what happen, even when communication expert spend
> time to have a long conversation with a journalist: the headline is
> 'TDF not production-ready until August'.
> So now imagine th same journalist, which is very unlikely to scour the
> dev-ML for info, now get that terse and lingo-prone summary in his
> rss-feed ? I dare not imagine what the next 'headline' will be....

I agree with this potential problem.
What if we thrive for a clear description to one/few of the highlights 
(+ link to mail archive as reference) ?

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