On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Matt Riedemann <mriede...@gmail.com> wrote: > How will the TC grow a diverse membership if it's not even held, at least > every other week, in a timezone where the other half of the world can > attend?
This is something we do need to sort out. The experiences I have seen with a number of other meetings that do the alternating time is you mostly get attendees showing up during their 'local' time slot. This of course is not how the TC operates, requiring a quorum, and holding in-meeting votes at times. I do think that my experience is not representative of meetings attended by elected members. Also, we already ask our close-to-UTC-TZ members to give up evening time (family time for many) for the meetings. It might be worthwhile to look at more than two times for alternation. There is an additional question around language. The board has seen where some members may not be comfortable in a non-native language meeting and may not speak up like they might otherwise. The current board makeup is such that regional meetings (not official board meetings) in Chinese have become feasible and the feedback is that the participation is much greater for those in attendance. The TC meetings are held in IRC and that may somewhat mitigate the issue for non-native English speakers, but I've had problems myself keeping up at times with the flurry of comments. In any case, I think it would be good to include language in the pile of concerns over world-wide participation (I read ahead) Dims mentions personal conversations with some backing away from running for the TC due to the meeting time, I wonder how much language has been a factor for others? dt -- Dean Troyer dtro...@gmail.com __________________________________________________________________________ OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions) Unsubscribe: openstack-dev-requ...@lists.openstack.org?subject:unsubscribe http://lists.openstack.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/openstack-dev