MOTU meeting minutes

Ming Hua minghua at
Sat Jul 14 07:49:19 BST 2007

On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 08:28:27AM +0900, Emmet Hikory wrote:
>    The next MOTU Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 14th, 0:00 UTC.

The meeting minutes are now available at:

Following is the text version of the minutes:

MOTU Meeting on UTC 00:00, July 14th, 2007.

Package Merging Policy

There was discussion about clarifying the merge policy and making it
official. Things like flagging merges people don't want others to touch,
what is the best way to "ping" the previous upload, were discussed. The
consensus was to defer debates to next MOTU meeting, and LukeYelavich
will create a wiki page for the draft proposal. AndyPrice wrote a mail
to ubuntu-motu list after the meeting, and the discussion has already

The Future of Q&A Sessions

During discussion of next Q&A session dates, people started to question
if these sessions are useful at all. JeanFrancoisGagnonLaporte proposed
that a session with special goals and good timing, such as a Q&A session
about merging at the start of a development cycle (before most merges
happen), will be more useful. It was agreed that stopping scheduled Q&A
sessions will be suggested on mailing list and discussed at next MOTU

Upcoming Events

The meeting also decided the date and time of the following regular

* Next MOTU meeting

Following the practice of shifting 12 hours for each meeting time so
that people in different timezones can have a chance to attend, the next
MOTU meeting is scheduled on UTC 12:00, July 27th.

* Next HUG day

The next HUG day will be July 20th. WilliamGrant will be sending
announcements to mailing list, UWN, and Fridge.

* Next REVU days

The next REVU days will be on July 16th and 23rd, both Mondays.
StefanPotyra will be sending announcements.

* Next Q&A sessions

The next Q&A sessions will be held on UTC 00:00 and 12:00, July 26th, at

Other Discussed Topics

The following topics were also discussed during the meeting, but with no
clear conclusion drawn or decision made:

LukeYelavich suggested to make an effort to clear the remaining
outstanding merges before UVF, which also triggered the merge policy

There were concerns that HUG days are not effective, and people
discussed ways to attract more participants, as well as coordination
with BugSquad.

People also discussed whether the current policies and procedures are
too many so that they scare away potential contributors. 


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