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Re: Re-igniting the project
I should be able to attend the meeting tomorrow (but no promises). I have
also commented on the Etherpad doc.
On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Chris Woollard <cwoollard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have taken the time to write down some of my thoughts.
> Maybe if anybody else has any it would be good to capture them also.
> I will do my best to be at the meeting tomorrow.
> On 7 August 2010 20:27, Josh Holland <jrh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > [CCing BH directly to make sure it's nice and prominent in his inbox]
> > Hi Manual-ers,
> > I'm writing this email with not a little bit of concern. It's now the
> > 7th of August, barely more than 2 months to the release of Ubuntu 10.10
> > "Maverick Meerkat", and the project feels a bit dead.
> > I'm not trying to pin the blame on anyone in particular, but I think the
> > reasons for this are that certain people whose enthusiasm was the
> > driving force behind the success of the Lucid edition seem to be
> > spending more time writing controversial blog posts, and also the fact
> > that we have not had a meeting in quite some time.
> > Personally, I understand that I am poor at motivating myself to do
> > stuff. What I think we need is a meeting ASAP to get things moving
> > along. Unfortunately, I'm starting to come up to a pretty busy set of
> > holidays with dubious internet access, so it is going to have to be
> > *really* soon. I'm going away Monday evening, and will not be back until
> > the weekend. It's then a pretty busy week including A level results (and
> > associated celebrations/commiserations) on Thursday and a trip out with
> > the Ubuntu UK folks on Saturday. Ideally, then, we could have the
> > meeting at some point this Monday (the 9th). I'm free all day up to
> > around 5.30 pm BST, so for now, I'm going to tentatively schedule the
> > meeting for 1500 UTC in #ubuntu-manual. Please reply to this thread if
> > that's unacceptable, but the important thing is to get the core team
> > members there.
> > The agenda will include:
> > * Whether to continue with Lucid edition 2 or move straight on to
> > Maverick
> > * Whether it is practical to continue to wait for the collaboration
> > meeting with the Docs/Learning team before writing more content
> > * Documenting the release process more publicly and in more depth
> > * Detailing the process for translations
> > When the project was initially formed, a lot of the controversy was not
> > only over whether we were filling a space that was already full, but
> > whether we could keep our momentum up for future releases. It's a shame,
> > but a lot of the prophecies are coming true. We need to get working hard
> > now, or it could reflect badly on the whole team.
> > --
> > Josh Holland <jrh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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