Package Merging Policy
There was discussion about clarifying the merge policy and making it official. Things like flagging merges people don't want others to touch, what is the best way to "ping" the previous upload, were discussed. The consensus was to defer debates to next MOTU meeting, and LukeYelavich will create a wiki page for the draft proposal. AndyPrice wrote a mail to ubuntu-motu list after the meeting, and the discussion has already started.
The Future of Q&A Sessions
During discussion of next Q&A session dates, people started to question if these sessions are useful at all. JeanFrancoisGagnonLaporte proposed that a session with special goals and good timing, such as a Q&A session about merging at the start of a development cycle (before most merges happen), will be more useful. It was agreed that stopping scheduled Q&A sessions will be suggested on mailing list and discussed at next MOTU meeting.
The meeting also decided the date and time of the following regular events:
Next MOTU meeting
Following the practice of shifting 12 hours for each meeting time so that people in different timezones can have a chance to attend, the next MOTU meeting is scheduled on UTC 12:00, July 27th.
Next HUG day
Next REVU days
Next Q&A sessions
The next Q&A sessions will be held on UTC 00:00 and 12:00, July 26th, at #ubuntu-motu.
Other Discussed Topics
The following topics were also discussed during the meeting, but with no clear conclusion drawn or decision made:
There were concerns that HUG days are not effective, and people discussed ways to attract more participants, as well as coordination with BugSquad.
People also discussed whether the current policies and procedures are too many so that they scare away potential contributors.