[Gluster-devel] New style community meetings - No more status updates

Amye Scavarda amye at redhat.com
Thu Oct 20 14:39:58 UTC 2016

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:06 AM, Kaushal M <kshlmster at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Our weekly community meetings have become mainly one hour of status
> updates. This just drains the life out of the meeting, and doesn't
> encourage new attendees to speak up.
> Let's try and change this. For the next meeting lets try skipping
> updates all together and instead just dive into the 'Open floor' part
> of the meeting.
> Let's have the updates to the regular topics be provided by the
> regular owners before the meeting. This could either be through
> sending out emails to the mailing lists, or updates entered into the
> meeting etherpad[1]. As the host, I'll make sure to link to these
> updates when the meeting begins, and in the meeting minutes. People
> can view these updates later in their own time. People who need to
> provide updates on AIs, just update the etherpad[1]. It will be
> visible from there.
> Now let's move why I addressed this mail to this large and specific
> set of people. The people who have been directly addressed are the
> owners of the regular topics. You all are expected, before the next
> meeting, to either,
>  - Send out an update on the status for the topic you are responsible
> for to the mailing lists, and then link to it on the the etherpad
>  - or, provide you updates directly in the etherpad.
> Please make sure you do this without fail.
> If you do have anything to discuss, add it to the "Open floor" section.
> Also, if I've missed out anyone in the addressed list, please make
> sure they get this message too.
> Anyone else who wants to share their updates, add it to the 'Other
> updates' section.
> Everyone else, go ahead and add anything you want to ask to the "Open
> floor" section. Ensure to have your name with the topic you add
> (etherpad colours are not reliable), and attend the meeting next week.
> When your topic comes up, you'll have the floor.
> I hope that this new format helps make our meetings more colourful and
> lively.
> As always, our community meetings will be held every Wednesday at
> 1200UTC in #gluster-meeting on Freenode.
> See you all there.
> ~kaushal
> [1]: https://public.pad.fsfe.org/p/gluster-community-meetings

I really like this idea and am all in favor of color + liveliness.
Let's give this new format three weeks or so, and we'll review around
November 9th to see if we like this experiment.
-- amye

Amye Scavarda | amye at redhat.com | Gluster Community Lead
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