Are we going to have an IRC meeting in November?
tom at tomsalmon.com
Tue Nov 1 21:18:06 UTC 2011
I think we should carry on as planned. Apologies for not being around at the last couple of meetings, they have just happened to occur at inconvenient times.
On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 02:52:28PM +0000, 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,
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