[openstack-dev] Second IRC meeting channel

James E. Blair corvus at inaugust.com
Tue Dec 4 01:30:46 UTC 2012

Thierry Carrez <thierry at openstack.org> writes:

> James E. Blair wrote:
>> To date, we have tried to keep it to one meeting channel to avoid
>> scheduling overlapping meetings so that anyone can fully participate in
>> any of the projects.  However, it does seem that as the number of
>> official projects (as well as unofficial projects that really want to
>> fully participate in the community) has expanded we may have reached the
>> point where we should add a second channel.
>> If we do so, there may need to be some amount of flexibility in
>> scheduling meetings so that people who are heavily involved in two
>> meetings can avoid being double booked.  On the plus side, it's possible
>> to follow two IRC meetings at once, so some efficiency may be gained.
>> If there are no objections, I'll set up another channel next week.
> Agreed. As much as I'd like to avoid double-booking, I think it's worse
> to force meeting into weird time slots just because the room happens to
> be already booked by some completely different meeting.
> I'd suggest "#openstack-meetings-alt" as a name to make it clear that
> there is a primary meeting room and an alternate one for when the forst
> one happens to be booked.

This is done, except that the name is "#openstack-meeting-alt" -- the
word 'meeting' is singular to match the existing "#openstack-meeting".


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