Resolving conflict in technical debates in an ideal world

Krzysztof Lichota krzysiek at
Fri Sep 5 09:00:35 BST 2008

2008/9/4 Caroline Ford < at>:
> 2008/9/4 Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at>:
>> I agree, finding a suitable meeting time is a problem in almost all more
>> direct forms of communication. Still I think if it's all about finding a
>> solution to a problem you care about, it will be possible to find a good
>> meeting time, even if you have to stay up late or get up early.
> Real time voice calls are more exclusive, with no record. They require
> people to be around at the same time.
> Moving from a mailing list to a conference call would cut out
> everybody who isn't on the conference call.
> Many more people read (and learn) from these lists than participate.

I completely agree with that.

I would also add language barrier. Native English speakers often
forget about that. Quite many people have passive English knowledge
(i.e. they can read and write), but are afraid to talk in English.
This would cut them out too.


	Krzysztof Lichota

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