[U-Boot-Custodians] Monthly community meeting (Was: Re: (no subject))

Marek Vasut marek.vasut at gmail.com
Mon May 20 20:54:13 UTC 2019

On 5/20/19 4:27 PM, Simon Glass wrote:
> Hi Marek,
> On Mon, 20 May 2019 at 06:59, Marek Vasut <marek.vasut at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5/20/19 2:14 PM, Simon Glass wrote:
>>> Hi Marek,
>>> On Mon, 20 May 2019 at 06:11, Marek Vasut <marek.vasut at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 5/20/19 2:04 PM, Simon Glass wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> On Mon, 29 Apr 2019 at 08:57, Neil Armstrong <narmstrong at baylibre.com> wrote:
>>>>>> On 24/04/2019 18:55, Marek Vasut wrote:
>>>>>>> On 4/24/19 6:31 PM, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
>>>>>>>> Hi Marek, all,
>>>>>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>>>>>> From: U-Boot-Custodians <u-boot-custodians-bounces at lists.denx.de> On Behalf Of Marek Vasut
>>>>>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 6:35 PM
>>>>>>>>> To: Simon Glass <sjg at chromium.org>
>>>>>>>>> Cc: u-boot-custodians at lists.denx.de
>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [U-Boot-Custodians] Monthly community meeting (Was: Re: (no subject))
>>>>>>>>> On 4/24/19 5:18 PM, Simon Glass wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, 22 Apr 2019 at 08:46, Marek Vasut <marek.vasut at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> On 4/22/19 4:24 PM, Tom Rini wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 01:38:12PM +0200, Marek Vasut wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>> On 4/15/19 1:04 PM, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hello Tom,
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I did not see any post concerning community meetings recently. Does today‘s meeting takes place?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I would prefer if there were regular meetings.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> +1 , except I'm not available on Monday afternoon (GMT), so probably not
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Monday.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Hey all,
>>>>>>>>>>>> So there's been more than one request for a regular meeting, which I
>>>>>>>>>>>> would be happy to host and even attempt to record.  The problem is
>>>>>>>>>>>> finding a good time for the most folks, and my first attempt didn't fit
>>>>>>>>>>>> enough people.  So, what are times people would like to try and meet,
>>>>>>>>>>>> lets say monthly?
>>>>>>>>>>> I'm positively NOT available on Monday 3pm-8pm and Thursday 2pm-9pm GMT,
>>>>>>>>>>> otherwise it's fine. Although, this is likely to change in June .
>>>>>>>>>>> That said, I'd rather prefer an IRC meeting than a telco, IRC is far
>>>>>>>>>>> more accessible. Maybe if we could agree on discussion topics / agenda
>>>>>>>>>>> slightly in advance via email, that would be good too.
>>>>>>>>>> Can we do both? I feel that a telco / hangout / whatever is much
>>>>>>>>>> better for discussion. I like video too!
>>>>>>>>> Keep in mind that not everyone is a native English speaker and the
>>>>>>>>> language barrier is a problem for some. Text-based exchange helps a bit.
>>>>>>>> Agree, but we already have a lot of text-based communications and
>>>>>>>> addition of voice & video (which for me IMHO is very optional as
>>>>>>>> some people might attend from off-work hours from home/café etc) channel
>>>>>>>> will be useful for quick sync-up and discussion of important and/or
>>>>>>>> urgent questions.
>>>>>>> What's the requirement here, audio/video or quick sync-up ? If the
>>>>>>> former, I feel it's barring non-native speakers from easily
>>>>>>> participating -- not everyone can readily jump into fast-paced
>>>>>>> conversation in English. If the later, IRC does that quite well,
>>>>>>> cfr #u-boot on freenode. Maybe we need some private channel for that.
>>>>>> Agreed, I don't feel confident enough to jump into a strong conversation
>>>>>> between native speaker, even more on a video call !
>>>>>> Having a text based backup can be useful !
>>>>>> I'll meet if the selected timeframe is available for me.
>>>>> Is this meeting going ahead this month? I suggest it should have its
>>>>> own web page on the U-Boot site.
>>>> Did we agree whether it's gonna be text or audio/video ? I would prefer
>>>> the former (text) ...
>>> I think audio/video with text as well. We could even keep a shared doc
>>> for people to type into while talking. I use that in meetings quite a
>>> bit and it helps with language (and for a record of what was
>>> discussed, web links, etc).
>>> How about we try it and see?
>> AFAIR there were concerns about the language barrier before.
>> I am fine with keeping some sort of log (etherpad?) though.
> Yes understood, but those concerns should not prevent it happening at
> all. Etherpad would be OK.

I totally agree.

Best regards,
Marek Vasut

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