weekly status reports [was: Foundations team meeting minutes, 2008-09-03]

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 8 17:09:30 BST 2008

Loïc Minier [2008-09-04 17:01 +0200]:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008, Colin Watson wrote:
> > == AOB ==
> > Alexander expressed a concern that the new approach to activity
> > reports is not an improvement; he would prefer to read what people did
> > last week ''before'' the meeting. While he appreciates the summaries,
> > he thinks that getting colleagues' reports before the meeting allows
> > the team to discuss things while they are still fresh.
>  (I share Alexander's opinion.)

FWIW, I don't. I much prefer reading the status reports as one block
in the wiki/the meeting report than in lots of small bites in my
already crowded mailbox.

IMHO it worked well at least in the desktop team to have the pure
reports in there, and if there is something to discuss, mail
ubuntu-devel@ or ubuntu-desktop@ right away. That's what MLs are for,
after all. :-)

> > Lars noted that more mandatory mail to be read is unlikely to be
> > successful in communicating things, so any list for this needs to be
> > opt-in. 

Which then would make the entire list useless, since you cannot rely
on your team mates to pick up questions there. Please don't let us
reinvent proven communication structures all the time. If you have a
question or a suggestion, post them into a new thread on the
appropriate ML, or use IRC.

>  Concerning distro-activity: shouldn't it be ubuntu-activity@ and be an
>  open place to report activity on Ubuntu?  It's unlikely that many
>  non-Canonical people would post there, but it would allow anyone to
>  tune in and read activity reports before the meetings.

We already have the regular wiki reports for that, which are much
easier to catalogue, find, and read, than an ML archive IMHO. Aren't
they sufficient for this purpose?



Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
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