Ubuntu Developer Summits Now Online and Every Three Months

Bhavani Shankar R bhavi at ubuntu.com
Wed Feb 27 13:19:14 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 6:24 AM, Jonathan Riddell <jriddell at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> An event with only a week's notice is pretty useless especially if it
> clashes with significant dates like feature freeze.

+1 here too as it makes planning totally difficult for any contributor
(as gilir said and on a personal note I would take time off during May
and November to plan down on my views that I thought to say during the

Secondly, The timezone in which this uds is planned for just puts me
virtually out of participation on the sessions I intend to attend as
it will be at the stroke of midnight at the place where I live (and
holds good for most of the eastern parts I guess) and waking up coming
back from work would be difficult.

Thirdly, contributors (like myself) can be living in some places where
internet connectivity would be not that great to support HD video
streaming and can cause distortion when trying to speak.

Finally, By this, the human touch to ubuntu community will drop
further a bit as I think ubuntu community has been a great community
for the social touch it provides (although doing an online UDS is
beneficial from the commercial and the time perspective but can create
a dent in the social aspect of the community).

Bhavani Shankar
Ubuntu Developer       |  www.ubuntu.com

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