[RFC] meeting minutes

Steve Beattie sbeattie at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 23 23:09:57 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 10:55:01PM +0200, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Weekly address 1-3 by roughly highlighting actions and decisions from
> the meeting log, as proposed by Dustin, and do not post it on the blog.

I don't have a strong opinion on your proposals, though I prefer
to at least see action items in emails.  One thing I wish we would
do across the Ubuntu development community is to regularize on
a way of annotating action items in emails, as some mail clients
(e.g. mutt) will let you write regexs to match and highlight such
things. Something like

  ACTION: IRCNick frob the fribnizz with filthy frosting LP: #314159

or whatever, we can bikeshed on the specific format for easiest regex
writing. That way, on those rare occasions that I get ubuntu-server
action items, they're instantly visible to me when reading email
minutes. Similarly, people may also wish to write scripts to parse such
things so that they can be dumped into a todo tracking tool like gtg or

(For the record, in a .muttrc you'd add something like:

  color body         white blue "^ *ACTION: *IRCNick .*$"

to have action items show up in email bodies with white text on a blue
background, rather distinctive in white on black emails. Season to
taste, of course.)

Steve Beattie
<sbeattie at ubuntu.com>
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