Excerpts from Sean Dague's message of 2017-05-03 13:23:11 -0400:
> On 05/03/2017 01:02 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
> > Excerpts from Thierry Carrez's message of 2017-05-03 18:16:29 +0200:
> >> Ed Leafe wrote:
> >>> On May 3, 2017, at 2:41 AM, Thierry Carrez <thie...@openstack.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> In the current
> >>>> system, TC members (or really, anyone in the community) can add to the
> >>>> "Open discussion" section of the meeting agenda, but that happens
> >>>> extremely rarely. I suspect that the 5 minutes per week that we end up
> >>>> dedicating to open discussion in the meetings does not encourage people
> >>>> to load large topics of discussions in it.
> >>>
> >>> Simple: *start* the meeting with Open Discussion.
> >>
> >> I don't really see how that would solve the agenda problem.
> >>
> >> I think it's better for everyone if people post topics they want to
> >> discuss in advance. Europeans who want to attend need to stay up late,
> >> People in the APAC zone need to get up very early. Knowing up-front what
> >> will be discussed might (might) give people in those zones the extra
> >> incentive they need to attend.
> >>
> > 
> > Knowing what will be discussed in advanced also helps everyone collect
> > their thoughts and be ready to contribute.
> 
> What about ensuring that every agenda topic is more than a line, but
> includes a full paragraph about what the agenda topic proposer expects
> it will cover. A lot of times the agenda items are cryptic enough unless
> you are knee deep in things.
> 
> That would help people collect their thoughts even more and break away
> from the few minutes of delay in introducing the subject (the
> introduction of the subject would be in the agenda).
> 
>     -Sean
> 

If the goal is to move most of the discussion onto the mailing list, we
could link to the thread(s) there, too.

Doug

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