[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27

Roland Chan roland at aptira.com
Thu Sep 3 22:55:37 UTC 2015

We don't use phonecalls, fwiw.

But what I was saying is that if people have strong opinions then coming to
the meetings allows those opinions to be heard in the decision process, as
you say.

The meetings are not generally well attended, more voices are definitely
required, especially as the WG moves out of its bootstrap and into


On Fri, 4 Sep 2015 2:32 AM Stefano Maffulli <stefano at openstack.org> wrote:

> On 09/03/2015 06:22 AM, Roland Chan wrote:
> > Mate, you should come to the meetings.
> I think mailing list discussions are a lot better at building opinions
> and consensus, while in-real-time meetings are useful mostly to make a
> decision (based on previous conversations).
> My feeling, based on the conversation we've had so far, is that
> asynchronous communication works quite well: it's inclusive (based on
> the quantity of people involved), cheap (as opposed to international
> calls), accessible to non-English speakers (as opposed to phone call,
> where mastering English is mandatory) and more friendly than a phone
> call for those shy, not outspoken by nature or culture.
> /stef
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