[ubuntu-uk] Gathering Ideas from the team

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Mon Oct 1 12:26:26 BST 2007

Hi Matthew,

On Mon, 2007-10-01 at 12:15 +0100, Matthew Larsen wrote:
> Cool idea, but I think it just adds to the beaucracy and could

Adding bureaucracy certainly wasn't my intention. Adding _visibility_
is. Some people have ideas and mention them on the mailing list and then
nothing happens. Nobody picks it up or even discusses it further. I'm
just suggesting that people make a note somewhere public so others can
see the ideas that are flowing around and contribute. If we elevate them
to the status of "project" immediately and it gets done and dusted
that's great, we can put those on the "CompletedProjects" page and all
is great. If it sits and festers on the wiki for a bit that's okay too,
at least we have a note of it, rather than it being buried in a thread
on the mailing list somewhere. 

> actually lessen the amount of projects going on because of the
> process. A lot of the good projects seem to just happen spontaneously
> out of the mailing list etc, and then if anything comes out of them it
> goes on the project screen etc.

I can't think of many UK Team projects that have just happened
spontaneously. Most have involved some planning and prep. Others have
been written down on the wiki and then never really touched or looked

If we make a note of them and then it gets discussed and people add
their names to the pages at least the person with the idea has some
inkling that there might be some mileage in it.

> Maybe this kind of thing could be used for RL meetings etc, I'm just
> worried this will put people off.

We have had two real life meetings so far. One at LUGRadio Live 2007 and
one at LinuxWorld Expo 2006. Given that pattern, I wouldn't want to
suggest people hold onto their ideas for another year waiting for us to
get together to discuss it.

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