Are we going to have an IRC meeting in November?

Rory McCann rory at
Tue Nov 1 20:52:47 UTC 2011

Well I'm all in favour in general in keeping going with the montly 
meetings. I think it's good to keep regular meetings. Though there can 
be a lot of committee talking and bikeshedding, which is very discouraging.


On 01/11/11 14:52, Mike O'Donohue wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I am just wondering whether or not we are going to hold a team monthly
> meeting in November?  The attendance and participation at recent
> meetings has been poor.  Some have rightly pointed out that many of the
> topics being discussed at recent meetings have been without
> substance. It has also been suggested that, for us, the monthly meeting
> might not be necessary.
> My own views on this differ. I believe that, as an approved LoCo, we do
> need to consistency hold monthly meetings to help maintain activity, to
> keep things ticking over, to maintain focus and to keep team related
> items to the front of our minds. In my view team events, pertinent
> ubuntu LoCo related news, CD distribution, website revamp, team
> decisions and much more should all be dealt with at monthly meetings.
> Without the meeting I feel our LoCo would stagnate.  I do feel we need
> much greater participation in the meeting from team members.  The more
> ideas and views that get expressed from within the group the stronger
> and more vibrant our LoCo will become. I do agree that the meetings have
> become a bit stale recently but I believe this is becuase participation
> has dropped off and nothing else. We need fresh input and ideas!!
> Anyway, they are just my own views on the topic.  What really
> matters is what the concensus view is.  So what do folks think?  If we
> stick with the current system we would be holding a meeting on
> Wednesday the 16th of November at 8 or 9pm.
> Are we going to go ahead with that?
> Do we want to change the date and/or time?
> Do we want to abandon our monthly meetings or reduce the frequency to
> every two months, quarterly or sporadically called?
> Is there another option open to us?
> What are peoples opinions on this?
> We do need to decide what we are going to do about team IRC meetings.
> Best Regards,
> Mike

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