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

Kaushal M kshlmster at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 09:21:10 UTC 2016

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Kaushal M <kshlmster at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Okay. We have one more day to the meeting, but I've yet to see any
updates from all of you.
Please ensure that you do this before the meeting tomorrow.

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

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