john maclean wrote:
where do we log all of these communications? There is a mailing list, forum and we.riseup.net, as well as irc. How does one keep on top of it all?
IRC-Logs go to we.riseup.net atm, because this is a place where stuff can be kept private (or structurally be declared as being supposed to be non-public [maybe someone knows what i mean]).
Okay, to answer your question: Imho we can't really decide or determine which tools will turn out to be the most effectively used. While crabgrass (we.riseup.net) is a novelty it has been the predominant standpoint that it's best to stick with the communication infrastructure we already have and had in use: forums, ML, wiki, BZ.
Afaik MLs should be working again in the near future, perhaps m2f will be reimplemented. From my point of view the wiki was used in the past mainly out of lazyness to create webpages. We could improve on that.
Jebba used bugzilla as some kind of tasklist, we currently have crabgrass for that.
Imo crabgrass is a nice tool especially for the current situation to create a common space for all the people who are just starting to learn about making a distro and we will have to see if it can persist beside all the other tools which functionalities it's trying to keep under one single roof.
I personally would love to see (micro)blogging, too but again nothing will just appear out of nothing. Hope that a blog summarizing the discussions on IRC and decisions everywhere will help to keep up with all the communication spread out over different platforms.
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