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Re: [Debconf-team] DebConf11 decision process

Hi Holger,

On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:37:00AM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Donnerstag, 7. Januar 2010, Jimmy Kaplowitz wrote:
> > We need to move toward a decision in the next couple of months. Given the
> > lack of a single bid that everyone can agree is clearly the best, we will
> > do the usual process, a long IRC meeting where we compare bids according to
> > a priority list and come to a decision.
> IIRC we had this twice now, for dc7 and for dc10. And both times a single 
> decission meeting wasnt enough. And I doubt it will be enough this time :-)
> So I'd rather suggest to keep this in mind and announce this accordingly. It 
> seems likely to me, that the meeting end of february will mostly present the 
> bids and maybe we can sort out one of the three proposals (and maybe we cant) 
> and that it's quite likely that we will need another meeting for the 
> decission sometime in March.

I was hoping that the "DC11 bids status update" agenda items in the global
meetings (yes there will be more than one - see below) would collectively
serve the purpose of the earlier dc7/dc10 meetings, combined with the wiki
pages and discussion on-list and on IRC. Maybe I was being overly
optimistic, but maybe not. :)
> > Between now and the decision we will have a "DC11 bids status update"
> > agenda item in the global team meetings, and we want to hear from each
> > bid. The next meeting will be January 20th from 21:00-22:00 UTC in
> > #debconf-team.
> Will that be the only global team meeting until end of February?

No. In my original draft of that mail I clarified that there would be one or
two additional global team meetings before the decision, but I felt that
just unnecessarily lengthened an already long email. :) The current
"default" is to meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 21:00 UTC for
up to an hour, but at some point we'll have to make them more frequent to
prepare for DC10 and maybe to discuss DC11 stuff (and the last few DC9

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

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