[maemo-community] Public Council meeting...

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue May 26 04:21:18 EEST 2009
Thanks, Andrew. Yes, I'll organize an agenda before hand -- sorry, I 
sort of meant to say that, but thought it would be inferred. I'll also 
chair, of that's ok with you... Main point: This is not a flame arena. ;)

Alan still needs to respond as far as days/times are concerned.


Andrew Flegg wrote:
> 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
> key.
>> 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.
> Cheers,
> Andrew


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