[maemo-community] Public Council meeting...

From: Tim tim at samoff.com
Date: Tue May 26 23:28:38 EEST 2009
How does this Friday (or next Monday) 1700 UTC sound to everyone.

Alan, would you be able to swing this?



Tim wrote:
> 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.
> Tim
> 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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