> > Recurring (weekly, monthly, or quarterly) synchronous meeting of the
> PyPA via a communications channel TBD. This channel should allow for a log
> of discussions and some moderation.
Two things -- I think some kind of synchronous communication is incredibly helpful, especially for those of us who don't really know each other yet. The formality of email sometimes makes it difficult to develop a rapport, so I am a little worried that without any agreed-upon synchronous communication we will make it hard for people (like myself, as a newcomer to the PyPA) to collaborate and to feel empowered to assert a contrary position. Most of you probably have spoken to me at least once by now and know that I'm not exactly shy, but the rest of you, I'm not sure how I can get to know you personally without the aid of synchronous communication.
On the other hand, formal meetings are somewhat problematic themselves because they tend to favor the most dominant voices and I would hate to silence a good idea by never giving it the space to be articulated. And like Paul, I spend most of my day in meetings, so I'm not eager to put more of those on my calendar. If there were some way to have a communication platform that supported both synchronous and asynchronous communication, that would be ideal... I know slack and others like it claim to do this, but slack is really built for synchronous communication. I'm not sure if there is a good option in this space
Roughly speaking I don't think decisions should be made synchronously without allowing asynchronous input somewhere in the process.