[IAEP] maintaining activities (was Re: Too many open fronts?)
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Thu Jun 10 05:45:18 EDT 2010
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:07, David Farning <dfarning at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 06:17, Martin Langhoff
>> <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
>>>> El Wed, 09-06-2010 a las 02:59 -0700, Yioryos Asprobounitis escribió:
>>>>> However, the 20month+ old F9/0.82, os802 build remains the official XO-1 build.
>>>> It's just a formality, nobody has been doing any work on it for years.
>>> To clarify: I am working on it. and it mainly helps deployments that
>>> are implementing security. It is taking ages because, well, I am doing
>>> the work of 5 people.
>>> I share Yiorios' concerns. Both OLPC and SL are overreaching wildly.
>>> We have to focus on polish, on getting something useful in the hands
>>> of children. On making a difference there. We cannot leave XO-1.5
>>> unfinished. We have to hear the SoaS crowd when they point out that
>>> very few activities are shippable.
>> I agree in that focusing is very important. But paradoxically, you can
>> be in a situation in which individuals are focused on their work but
>> the organization as a whole isn't focused at all.
> One possible approach is for Sugar Labs to focus on being an
> innovative upstream while downstreams like Activity Central, SoaS, and
> deployments focus on the polish. Activity Central is pulling
> deplolyment level polish into Sugar.
Will all those downstreams work on polish separately or will they
cooperate and pool resources in a common place?
>> To have focus at the team level we need someone who takes a step back
>> from the task at hand and takes a look at where we are and where we
>> are supposed to go.
>> I think teams provide a space for that and allows for different people
>> to take that reflective role at periodic times.
>> We used to have an Activity Team and it actually saw the importance of
>> maintaining existing activities so had processes for adoption and for
>> finding the resources. Unfortunately, as often happens in efforts like
>> ours, the person driving that effort had to attend to other matters
>> and the team languished.
>> But we still have people reading our mailing lists with the skills and
>> interest to maintain activities and update them to work on other
>> platforms than the XO-1 with 8.2.x, but we lack focus.
>> Can we find someone who wants to coordinate the team?
>> It's not such a big role in terms of work, the responsibilities are
>> the following:
>> - keep the mission statement updated in the wiki page
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activity_Team ,
>> - keep the members list updated,
>> - call for biweekly meetings and moderate them,
>> - publish meeting minutes and logs.
>> But this relatively small effort can bring the focus we need.
>>> martin.langhoff at gmail.com
>>> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
>>> - ask interesting questions
>>> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
>>> - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff
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