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Re: Announcing the elephant in the room BOF

On 19-08-02 08 h 48, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> On 30/07/2019 21:04, Sam Hartman wrote:
>> 1) The reasoning behind Social Contract #3 while not directly applicable
>> influenced my thinking. We don't hide problems.
> What I still don't understand regarding that BoF session was why it was done 
> with no video streaming and no recording. If our purpose was to not cover over 
> problems, why not allow wider distribution of the session itself?
> That decision made it much harder to participate remotely (I ended up connecting 
> through what I assume was Tzafrir's laptop). For a session about a debconf 
> organized by people most of whom were not present in the same continent, that is 
> a problem.
> And in the end I heard that some people were displeased that even that low grade 
> connection existed.

Well, for one the DebConf Videoteam has internal policies about adding
new videoed slots. This BoF wasn't initially scheduled and we normally
required to be notified at least 48h in advance of new talks, and
reserve the right to say no anyway. Video streaming is hard on a
technical level, but also needs volunteers and people to make stuff
happen :)

On a more personal level, I don't think having that talk recorded and
streamed would have been a great idea. As I'm sure we all know by now,
this issue is sensible and I'm sure a bunch of people wouldn't have felt
free to talk if this had been videoed.

I wasn't at DebConf this year, but if I had been, I wouldn't have
participated in that BoF if it had been streamed.

My 2 cents,

  ⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁  Louis-Philippe Véronneau
  ⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋   pollo@debian.org / veronneau.org

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