Re: GNOME Foundation IRC Meeting: November 23, 2011

Hmmm... I guess this is a case of "reply-to considered harmful", since the email wasn't intended to go to foundatioon-list. Never mind...

On 11/22/2011 11:49 AM, Dave Neary wrote:
I just saw your email today, for example (due to weekend & a busy day
yesterday), and one of the topics I'd like to discuss should probably be
brought up on the mailing list first to set some ground work for
in-person discussion in the IRC meeting.

I saw from the raw IRC log [1] that there was a lively discussion of the Desktop Summit at the last IRC meeting (which, by my account, included only 3 non-board members though) - a meeting I missed.

On top of the minutes of the debate at the Nov 1st board meeting, it looks like there's a potentially big decision in the works - and yet I hadn't seen the topic in the foundation-list minutes at all in October or November. I'd hate for the decision to be made based on the opinions of the people who turned up at one IRC meeting.

Would it be possible to add DS to this IRC meeting again, or even potentially open a debate on it on foundation-list?

I have a bunch of questions after reading the last public board minutes
in the wiki: -
but they haven't been pushed to foundation-list yet (I found out about
them last Friday through Vincent Untz when I mentioned the work I've
been doing on our conference bid).

My questions:

* How does the board plan on deciding whether or not to co-host a Desktop Summit in 2013? With or without consultation of the foundation membership?
* When do you think you might know?
* If there is a Desktop Summit, how big a room will we need for plenary sessions? This is the hardest thing to organise when you go past ~500 attendees, and we'll need to work on it soon if we want to do a Lyon bid for 2013 (and we do). * I'm interested in why Bastien is against, and what Emmanuele and Ryan would like to see happen differently. Would you like to share?

Having been involved in the organisation of both Desktop Summits to date, I have lots of suggestions on how the GNOME board might encourage change in the next edition. Who should I be talking to?

Do you know who's in charge of posting minutes, and when they expect to
send them out? It seems like it's important to do so before any IRC

Obviously there's not time to have a discussion at this point, but I'll be at the IRC meeting today, all going well (although I do have to leave at 18:30 CET).


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org
Jabber: nearyd gmail com

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