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

Kaushal M kshlmster at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 06:16:03 UTC 2016

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 8:09 PM, Amye Scavarda <amye at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Fair?
> -- amye

Sounds good to me.

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

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