[UbuntuWomen] Further Discussion on Process and Communication

Amber Graner akgraner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 00:50:10 UTC 2010

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 1:34 PM, || स्वक्ष || vid <vid at svaksha.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 16:22, Elizabeth Krumbach <lyz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> So it sounds like a way to make this more clear would be to make an
>> announcement to accompany blueprints explaining that we're planning
>> for UDS. While the blueprint+UDS process is typical within Ubuntu
>> projects, this project seeks to get newcomers and community members,
>> so many people may not be familiar with the process.
> [.....]
>> For some history on this: Back at the UDS for Karmic there was an
>> impromptu Ubuntu Women session. UDS Lucid was only the second time
>> Ubuntu Women had been at a UDS and this time we announced it ahead of
> Fwiw, as someone mentioned on IRC y'day, UW is not a technical team
> making technical decisions related to the OS per se. So while its good
> to have blueprint+UDS process, its crucial to engage the _existing_
> women base (namely, forum and list members) _while_  seeking to get
> newcomers and community members. They are not exclusively disjunct.

The technical aspects of the Ubuntu Project isn't the only thing
discussed at UDS.  As Ubuntu as a distribution is discussed and
improved upon at UDS, so is Ubuntu as a Community.  This is why
non-technical aspects of the community set goals to complete during
each cycle.

Agreed they are connected (IRC, Forum, Mailing LIst).  During 2009,
there were several UW Project meetings and the links to the logs and
what came out of those meetings were posted.

>> I think it's unreasonable to always expect every member to be at every
>> IRC meeting, UDS session, read every forums post and engage in every
>> mailing list thread.
> I just checked the IRC discussion logs and dont recall anyone proposing this.
>> discussions occur the details are posted in a shared space where
>> everyone who wants to can contribute and weigh in.
> They did however point out lacunae in the process (discussions held on
> unlogged irc) and agreed that this should be rectified and IIRC, you
> were also one of the people who suggested the "process" discussions be
> taken to the mailing list. *shrug*

Steps to rectify any communication mistakes going forward are being
put in place.  We are defining processes for elections, and processes
for release cycle blueprints for the UW Project.


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