[maemo-community] Sprint meeting this month - and beyond?

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Tue May 11 13:11:38 EEST 2010

Andrew Flegg wrote:
> Given it's not been largely advertised yet, perhaps it would be worth
> rescheduling given its importance.

I agree... notice might be an issue. 48h at least would have been better
than 27.

> I think the following attendees are
> required:
>   o Tero Kojo
>   o Andrew Flegg
>   o Dave Neary (*)
>   o Niels Breet (*)
>   o Andre Klapper (*)
>   o Carsten Munk (*)

I would suggest having "at least 3 members of the council" on the list -
 fewer than that, and we'll have trouble getting a good idea of what the
community wants us to do.

> Of course, the meeting should be open to anyone to attend. Anyone with
> "(*)" next to their name is a paid contributor to the Maemo community.
> I'd like to know - but it may not be a prerequisite for the meeting:
>   a) How much time, on average, they're contracted to provide
>      to the Maemo community.

I'm part time - around 100 hours a month on average.

>   b) What projects they're currently looking at in that time.

"Enable the Maemo community documentation effort". I've been taking care
of running elections, helping event organisation, being active &
available (of course) on mailing lists, IRC and forums, and general
maintenance of the wiki and co-ordination of the maemowiki team - which
I want to relaunch & reorganise. I've also been spending a lot of time
in MeeGo trying to do ground-work for similar efforts there (the vast
majority of it as a volunteer for the moment).

>   c) What quick wins could be accomplished.
>   d) What they'd most like to do in their areas if they had
>      the opportunity.

I need to get feedback & direction from the community, to be honest. We
have a number of regular contributors to the wiki, but a lot of drive-by
contributions give quite a lot of . I have high hopes for a revitalised
wiki team, and I think that a drive to collect some of the "use cases"
that Titta proposed collecting could yield some quick wins.

Honestly, though, it seems like it's higher priority to ensure that
we're providing good community input (both suggestions and content) for
"getting started developing with MeeGo", rather than waiting for the
pros to come up with something - if we start writing now, they will join
us, I think.


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