[maemo-community] Public Council meeting...

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Tue May 26 00:50:14 EEST 2009
On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 19:13, Tim <tim at samoff.com> wrote:
> Anyway, I'd like to schedule a public Council meeting (#maemo-meeting)
> sometime this week so that we can review some of the topics that have
> been brought up on tmo lately (Kees, I know you don't follow the forums,
> so I will bring with me, an abridged list to review during the meeting).

Are you going to chair it (I'm happy to, it's going to be a big
job...)? Can you turn your abridged list into a draft agenda and post
here ahead of time?

In particular, what's the primary purpose of the meeting?

  * To decide on a new communication strategy?
  * To placate some vocal members of tmo?
  * To give a chance for people to air their grievances directly?
  * To brainstorm a maemo.org Code of Conduct?
  * ...

None of these are a Bad Thing[TM], necessarily. But the one thing I've
learned from working at big companies, little companies and non-profit
organisations: meetings need a purpose, and typically more active
chairing than we ever expect.

Otherwise one just wastes ones time. Managing expectations of all
participants (especially if this is a politically charged meeting) is

> Let me know what works better for you:
> Wed, 27th, 1400 UTC
> Thurs, 28th, 1330 UTC (or 1400 UTC)
> Fri, 29th, 1330 UTC (or 1400 UTC)

1330 UTC works better for me (otherwise I'm taking a *very* late lunch
at work), and Friday also better out of the three. In other words,
taking into account what Kees said, Thursday 1330 I suppose.

Post 1700 UTC is better, and weekends too - usually. However, not this weekend.

Given that this is a *council* meeting, scheduling it during maemo.org
staff's working day isn't essential (unless this meeting /is/ relevant
to them?). So my vote would be a later time if that can increase the
council's attendance.

There's also a sprint meeting to organise for next week, which'll be
fun when I'm at UTC-0800 and busy educating myself at JavaOne.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council chair

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