the less formal, the better.
On Feb 23, 2006, at 9:09 AM, Ross Singer wrote:
> I think we're down to some real questions here.
> One question is certainly, "Who will this journal serve?" (which has
> already been asked, but I don't know if we've gotten consensus on it).
> I think a more important question, however, is "What is it about
> Code4Lib that attracts you/makes you desire a published output of it?"
> We had ~85 people in Corvallis (at various times). What peaked their
> interest? Was it the "established community"? The potential of
> with like minded geeks? The hope for a professional organization that
> speaks their language?
> The question of "what is your perception of 'Code4Lib'?" needs to be
> I guess since I raise the question, I should be the first to answer.
> I view Code4Lib as an informal community of developers that combine
> to solve real and perceived problems happening in libraries. I
> like its
> lack of "professional tone" - it was less intimidating to participate
> that way.
> I also note that I didn't start thinking of Code4Lib as "community"
> until I entered the IRC channel. The mailing list didn't instill me
> with that connection (although I still found it useful). I don't
> #code4lib == Code4Lib, but I'm not sure you'd see the current energy
> around the community without it.