[KI-LC] AOB - Taking Notes During WG Meetings

Eve Maler eve at xmlgrrl.com
Wed Mar 31 14:08:20 EDT 2010

I think it's entirely reasonable in a nearly-all-voluntary organization to rotate requests for taking notes, and most of my "standards life" this is how it has worked.  I personally don't find recordings useful because they take as much time to listen to as the original meeting.


On 31 Mar 2010, at 10:30 AM, Bob Pinheiro wrote:

> What I wanted to bring up on today's LC call was the issue of taking 
> notes during WG calls.  At least some of the WGs ask for volunteers to 
> take notes during calls.  Usually the request is met with silence, 
> because, frankly, having to take notes is a distraction to full 
> participation in the call.
> In the past, the topic of recording calls was  brought up, but was 
> ultimately rejected.  I believe the idea was that calls would be 
> recorded, and then posted publicly on the Kantara website for access by 
> anyone wanting to listen.  Such a policy was rightly rejected, in my 
> opinion, since some people might be hesitant about speaking or 
> commenting about something, knowing their remarks would be made public.
> What if, instead, calls could be recorded (with the permission of the WG 
> participants), but not made public?  What if the mp3 of the call is 
> given to the WG chair, who would then listen to the recording and write 
> up meeting notes from the recording?  Afterwards, the mp3 would be 
> deleted, and would never appear on the Kantara website.
> So I'm just putting this on the table for discussion.  Could this be an 
> alternative to having to ask for volunteers to take notes?  Or did the 
> LC reject this possibility already?
> Bob
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Eve Maler
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