[J3] (SC22WG5.6188) RE: [ukfortran] October meeting visa invitation letter

Ondřej Čertík ondrej at certik.us
Wed Apr 29 13:43:03 EDT 2020

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Daniel C Chen via J3 wrote:
> 2. J3 vs Github community
> I agree with Malcolm that at least for the moment or even in the 
> future, both can co-exist and work 
> well to complement each other. 
> As Milan and others explained, Fortran users, especially younger 
> generations can use it to initiate their
> ideas and get feedback from other users and community members. After 
> the refinement, the
> originator can write up a J3 paper and submit it to the next meeting 
> for consideration. 
> We tryout this approach already in the Feb meeting this year, and I 
> think it went quite well.
> As far as I have been in the community, I think we process every paper 
> submitted to the meeting
> and give reasons for go or no-go.
> As a matter of fact, J3 has been engaged with "outside" Fortran 
> community for a long time. 
> Steve, acting as Dr. Fortran, as been answering questions on Google 
> Group comp.lang.fortran, 
> which is still quite active. Steve and Bob also bring back some 
> interesting questions and ideas
> from the Google Group to J3 for further discussion.
> With the Github in place now, we have one more platform for the users 
> to interact with the standard
> committee.

Yes, Daniel summarized it nicely. Thank you.

I am not proposing to "take the paper discussion out of J3 and moving it to GitHub".

What I am proposing is to allow each proposal to be discussed at the J3 GitHub site *in addition* to the usual in person meeting in Vegas. This is not to replace the Vegas meeting.  Yes, what will happen in practice is that we will not have to discuss as much in Vegas, because so much of it already happened at GitHub, but we can certainly discuss and revisit any topic.


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