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

Bill Long longb at cray.com
Wed Apr 29 15:25:31 EDT 2020

Well, we do already have an email list. We’re currently using it. 


> On Apr 29, 2020, at 1:00 PM, Van Snyder via J3 <j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org> wrote:
> 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.

Bill Long                                                                       longb at cray.com
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