Can we start with just informal meetings then, and see how that goes?
I can schedule a Jenkins job that sends an email every first of the month, or every first monday of the month, etc. Whatever you guys think is nice.
On 30-10-2014 11:31, Bryce Harrington wrote:
On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 07:41:14PM +0100, Johan Engelen wrote:
I remember Martin's "board-aggravation" email pretty well, and (if perhaps by the wrong method) it made me realize that I, we, the board, should take our responsibilities more seriously (or should step down if I don't want that).
For me, regular meetings could help reach timely responses or decisions. I think it will help underline the responsibilities as a board member, especially now that we start looking into funded development.
Ok, back to the topic of meetings.
I completely agree with you that the "board-aggrevation" emails were a wake-up call that we weren't doing that great of a job. To be fair, up until that point the demands had also been fairly modest, and we were all pretty inexperienced.
To me, the take-away was not a lack of meetings, but a lack of leadership. And that was my fault. I vowed to step it up, and help move us forward on some of the various needs at hand. It's a ton of work we need though, and my freetime is pretty sparse, so it's been a slow slog. But I've been driving ever forward through the list, and haven't any intention of stopping.
With all this said, if folks still think regular (non-mandatory) meetings are worthwhile, I'm open to giving it a go. Either formal ones (with agendas, minutes and action items) or just informal brainstorming/bull sessions. Whichever structure, someone will need to take the duty of sending reminders (else I'll guarantee they won't stay very 'regular'), and you'll need to make sure the discussions are logged and posted publically.