[kwlug-disc] (Proposed) New kwlug meeting section: Q & A

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Fri Dec 25 16:27:16 EST 2009


On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 4:53 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Dec 2009, unsolicited wrote:
>
>> Here's an idea (proposal) ...
>>
>> Suppose we take 10 minutes at each meeting, a *strongly* constrained
>> 10 minutes, for questions on anything from the floor - doesn't
>> matter what the question's on (Linux, Windows, whatever), but the
>> answer has to have a FOSS component. (Windows so we can tie it back
>> to FOSS/Linux - e.g. vnc client, samba.)
>
>  how is this an improvement over simply asking such a question on
> this mailing list, where you have the entire power of the membership
> to answer it?

The opportunity to ask a question in person is an improvement for
those who communicate better or are more comfortable face to face.
While the Linux community understands a mailing list and treasures the
benefits, newcomers can find them overwhelming, cold and hostile if
they can find them at all.



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