[J3] (SC22WG5.6197) [EXTERNAL] Re: RE: [ukfortran] October meeting visa invitation letter

Van Snyder van.snyder at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Apr 29 14:00:10 EDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-04-29 at 15:10 +0000, Bill Long via J3 wrote:
> some people have an aversion to, and concerns about,  products from
> Microsoft (of which GitHub is one, and Skype another).   Google and
> Facebook have acquired tarnished reputations  as well.  And don’t get
> the cyber security folks started about ZOOM. 

I believe IEEE P1722 did everything via a-mail. I believe they did not
have any face-to-face meetings. Ultimately, formal "motions" were
circulated, which contained edits. These were passed (or rejected) with
formal e-mail ballots.

I haven't asked my contacts in WG9 and ARG, but it seems the Ada
committees do a lot of work via e-mail.  They have a yearly meeting,
usually in conjunction with Ada Europe and the Conference on Software
Reliability, about three days total. I don't know for sure, but based on
the number of different names I see in e-mail traffic, I think WG9 has
more members than WG5.

Not to say the WG5 and J3 could switch to that mode tomorrow, or that we
would find it useful to move rapidly in that direction, but some people
have made it work.

At least we ought to try to get more done via e-mail between meetings,
especially so that we don't get ambushed on Friday after working all
week on a project.

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