Request for Ubuntu Doc Leadership

Gunnar Hjalmarsson gunnarhj at
Mon Mar 21 22:01:25 UTC 2016

On 2016-03-21 21:38, Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> On 2016-03-21 19:38, Gunnar Hjalmarsson wrote:
>> The future of the help wiki is a pretty big topic. In the absence
>> of a thoughtful suggestion, I doubt that discussing it on the
>> meeting would help much. To move the topic forward, I would suggest
>> that someone writes down a set of suggestions about how to deal
>> with the help wiki going forward, maybe in a blueprint, and that a
>> session to discuss it is scheduled for next UOS.
> To be honest, even if I'm one of the wiki admins and thus probably
> care the most about the wiki within the team, your suggestion doesn't
> provoke a lot of enthusiasm or motivation to set up any suggestions.
> This is simply because I don't think that will help us resolve
> anything.

What I'm suggesting is that a discussion about the help wiki should
preferably be held with a disclosed (in advance) idea of the desired
direction as a base. Letting the attendants know (in advance) about the
specifics where differences of opinion may be an obstacle would probably
be a good idea as well.

I fail to see why or how those ideas would be discouraging.

> These suggestions have been made before in plenty

Please consider how many of the persons, who intend to attend the
meeting next Thursday, are aware of which those suggestions are.

> ... I don't believe the documentation team can resolve the community
> help wiki within the team.

Strengthening the leadership would be good for many reasons.

> In the same spirit, I don't think an UOS session without good
> leadership from outside the team can help us going forward either.

Possibly. So how about inviting somebody outside the team to
chair/moderate such a session? Somehow you seem to have assumed that I'm
opposed to that. I'm not.

Gunnar Hjalmarsson

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