[ubuntu-uk] Music to your ears, something new for the UK
alan at popey.com
Tue Mar 11 17:00:33 GMT 2008
On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 04:38:19PM +0000, Chris Rowson wrote:
> I'm mega tired at the moment, I've had flu for a few days now and I
> can't be bothered to debate this to be fair. I'll say what I've got to
> say and then I'll shut up.
If you don't want to debate it then don't mail. Please don't mail and expect
me not to reply though.
> I think it must have occured to you that some people who had
> 'volunteered' to help create a podcast may be a little surprised to
> find that it suddenly arrived out of the blue.
Surprised yes. That was the general idea. Everyone should be surprised given
there were 5 people involved in the creation, a few interviewees, and about
a half dozen people who have been asked to be interviewed, I'd say it's
fair for the rest of the planet to categorise themselves as "surprised".
> Unfortunately ubuntu-uk is an informal group and people can't make
> overriding 'executive' decisions to "deliberately keep people out of
> the loop" (as Al suggests) of community based projects.
I don't believe we do need to consult everyone about everything. We'll have
to disagree on that point and move on.
I'd like to re-iterate that we welcome contrbutions and comments. They help
us to build a better podcast.
> What we do as
> ubuntu-uk we should always try to do with a common consensus.
In my opinion we had a common consensus "Ubuntu-UK should make a podcast".
That fact that _nobody_ actually got off their arses to do it speaks
volumes. We however, did.
> We can't
> decide not to involve people because we mightn't like their
You're making an assumption about the reason why we didn't get people
involved early on. It wasn't because we might not like their suggestions. As
I explained, we wanted to get something created. Now the infrastructure is
there, we _welcome_ contributions from _everyone_.
> That's my whinge over with. I'm just asking you to consider if you
> could have done this differently?
We deliberated about it and decided that the way we want was the right thing
> From a constructive POV. I've have listened to the podcast and it's
> not bad at all. I'm sure it will develop over time as presenters find
> their personalities etc. If I have any criticism it would be of the
> music. It's a bit naff and I don't like it. That's just me though!
I appreciate that some don't like the music. I didn't choose it, but I love
it. Find me a piece of music _everyone_ likes. I'll give you a quid for
every one you find. Good luck.
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