Ubuntu Desktop weekly meetings

Robert Ancell robert.ancell at canonical.com
Wed Nov 17 23:50:11 GMT 2010

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Today in the Eastern Edition of the Desktop meeting we discussed the
structure and purpose of the weekly Desktop meetings.  I'll try and
summarise some of the points raised and propose some ideas.

While the current meetings are working well, some of the challenges
raised were:
 * Participants being split across timezones
 * Most participants work in different domains so traditional meeting
structure may not be appropriate
 * The team is growing
 * How useful is the meeting summary? [1]

I propose we more tightly define what the meeting purpose is, such as:
 * The meeting scope is the Ubuntu Desktop product
 * The purpose of the meeting is to share information about
 * The meetings are open to everyone in the community
 * The meetings should not take significant time
 * There will be more than one meeting so participants from around the
world can join in
 * The output of the meetings will be a wiki page summarising the
weekly progress:
    * Actions to be taken
    * New work completed
    * Issues raised

The summary should be useful to the following people:
 * Ubuntu Desktop team members
 * Potential Desktop team members who want to know what is going on /
look for areas where they can contribute
 * Media (e.g. OMG Ubuntu) who want an official record of what is
going on in the Desktop product

We also discussed some technology, but I'll leave that to follow up
emails to keep this email short.

- --Robert

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2010-11-16

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