Re: [105attendees] Plenary & RSE - Maximize Value of Discussion

Brian E Carpenter <> Wed, 24 July 2019 14:27 UTC

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On 25-Jul-19 02:03, Livingood, Jason wrote:
> (LLC hat off – personal opinion)
> Many opinions and views have already been expressed on the mailing list in the past several weeks. In my personal view, the 'what' and 'why' has been explored and discussed extensively. I don't think rehashing that will bring much value to the community, momentarily satisfying though it may seem. 

I wish, I really wish, I could agree with you. But there are still unanswered questions.

> Rather, in order to maximize the precious value of the mic time at the plenary, I think it would be most interesting for people to express their views on what should happen next - both in the near-term and long-term. It seems some rather fundamental questions about how to proceed in the future have been raised and this is where community views would be highly valuable.

That's true too. But one way to avoid future mistakes is to fully understand past mistakes. Are we at that point yet, as a community?