[openstack-dev] [Stable] Usefulness of Weekly Meeting

Ihar Hrachyshka ihrachys at redhat.com
Fri Nov 18 12:17:50 UTC 2016

> On 16 Nov 2016, at 15:12, Matt Riedemann <mriedem at linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> On 11/16/2016 7:53 AM, Ian Cordasco wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ian Cordasco <sigmavirus24 at gmail.com>
>> Reply: Ian Cordasco <sigmavirus24 at gmail.com>
>> Date: November 16, 2016 at 07:06:27
>> To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
>> Subject:  Re: [openstack-dev] [Stable] Usefulness of Weekly Meeting
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Tony Breeds
>>> Reply: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) ,
>>> OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
>>> Date: November 15, 2016 at 16:55:36
>>> To: OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)
>>> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [Stable] Usefulness of Weekly Meeting
>>>> On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 10:25:26AM -0800, Ian Cordasco wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> So the stable-maintenance team (and liaisons to it) have had a meeting
>>>>> scheduled for a while now. Recently, however, we've had trouble
>>>>> getting more than one person to attend meetings when we have them.
>>>> I need to apologise for letting this happen.
>>> I'd like to emphasize that I don't see this as any one person's fault. I just was thinking
>>> aloud about whether or not we find much use. We're not exactly a high activity team and
>>> we do communicate very well via this very medium.
>>>> The current arrangement with 2
>>>> meetings US/EU and US/AU means that I can only attend the US/AU timeslot, and I
>>>> failed to set someone to run the US/EU meeting. I'd like to propose that we
>>>> switch the arrantment to:
>>>> US/AU: #openstack-meeting-4 2100 UTC Monday (same time as now different room)
>>>> AU/EU: #openstack-meeting-4 1000 UTC Monday
>>> This sounds fine to me. It might even be less confusing than having two separate days and
>>> channels too.
>>>> Alternate weeks, although we *could* run both meetings on the same day every
>>>> 2nd week if people wanted.
>>>>> I wonder if it would be more useful to less frequent meetings (perhaps
>>>>> every other week) and if we need to reschedule them to better serve
>>>>> those who plan to attend.
>>>> As always it's a question of less often is harder to form a habit. I'd like to
>>>> request we try the new schedule until the PTG and then re-evaluate.
>>> That sounds fine with me. I just wanted to gather some other feedback. :)
>> I submitted https://review.openstack.org/398363 so that folks can see how this translates to their calendar using the generated ics files.
>> Cheers!
>> --
>> Ian Cordasco
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> FWIW I'm fine with doing fewer meetings or just shifting the meetings to a time that is more accommodating for Tony. As noted, we do a pretty good job already of communicating via the mailing list when we need to. The stable team meetings have never been well attended even when I was running them regularly.

+1. I also don’t feel like there is a lot of daily work for the team that would require weekly sync in IRC. We use mailing lists effectively enough. We are no longer broken on a daily basis because of all the safety measures applied. I feel like an email or async irc discussion with others is good enough for my level of involvement.


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