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From: Adam Spiers <orgmode@adamspiers.org>
To: Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch>
Cc: org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Org mode for meeting minutes
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 12:44:20 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAOkDyE-0peMBK8Ne6s6w2Jh7-_Q_Jh26fm4RZmb2sh-L2N_Fbg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87imo5j9ks.fsf@sbs.ch>

On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 at 14:04, Christian Egli <christian.egli@sbs.ch> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I'd like to revisit a very old thread[1] where Adam Spiers asks if there
> is support in Org mode for
>
> 1. Allow *fast* production of meeting agendas and minutes, exportable in
>    a good-looking legible format which non-org readers can digest.
>
> 2. Allow minutes to be taken as the meeting progresses, minimising the
>    amount of work required after the meeting.
>
> 3. Allow actions to be captured and then automatically extracted into a
>    simple tabulated report which clearly shows actions grouped by owner.
>
> 4. Track progress of actions *after* the minutes have been issued.

Wow, this makes me feel old! ;-)

Sorry for chiming in late - only just noticed this thread.

> He goes on to say that org mode handles (1) and (2) just fine, but he
> wasn't sure about (3) and (4).
>
> His mail is from 2008 and a lot has happened in the mean time. I would
> suggest that today (1) and (2) can be handled with normal org export or
> even pandoc. Inline tasks[2] help a lot to add, well inline tasks. For (3)
> and (4) he mentions a dynamic block that could collect all action items.
>
> I never found that dynamic block he mentions, so I hacked one up (which
> was suprisingly easy). I haven't packaged it but the gist of it is
> below:

[snip]

I have no doubt that your modern solution is much better than my ancient
hack, but just for the record, the latter can be found here:

https://github.com/aspiers/emacs/blob/master/.emacs.d/init.d/as-gtd.el#L79-L117

Thanks a lot for re-raising this and subsequently writing a very nice blog
post about it too!

Cheers,
Adam

P.S. I recently discovered an exceptionally good service to aid
with capturing information from meetings:

   https://otter.ai/

Sadly it is proprietary, and the speech recognition is sophisticated
enough that I doubt that any FLOSS alternative will appear any time
soon :-(


  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-07-07 11:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-10-31 14:03 Christian Egli
2019-10-31 15:49 ` Fraga, Eric
2019-10-31 17:11   ` Ken Mankoff
2020-03-23  9:36   ` Christian Egli
2020-03-23 11:39     ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-23 13:33     ` Axel Kielhorn
2020-03-23 13:47     ` Carsten Dominik
2020-03-23 18:09     ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-03-23 22:00       ` Nick Dokos
2020-03-24 10:09         ` Pankaj Jangid
2020-03-23 20:03     ` Timm Lichte
2020-03-24 10:04       ` Christian Egli
2020-03-25 22:39         ` Timm Lichte
2020-03-26  8:28           ` Christian Egli
2020-03-24 11:19       ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-24 12:00         ` Eric S Fraga
2020-03-25 17:55     ` Bob Newell
2020-03-25 19:02       ` Diego Zamboni
2019-11-01 12:49 ` John Kitchin
2019-11-03 20:49 ` @name-tags instead of TODO keywords to assign people (was: Org mode for meeting minutes) Karl Voit
2019-11-03 21:03   ` Tim Cross
2020-02-12  9:12 ` Org mode for meeting minutes Bastien
2020-07-07 11:44 ` Adam Spiers [this message]
2020-07-07 16:21   ` Alexander Adolf

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