Hi Planning Council,
I’ll be there for Tuesday and
Wednesday, but I have to return to Boston
Wednesday afternoon, so I’ll miss the planning council meeting.
FYI, I have a couple of sub-projects in
incubation right now (Mobile Tools for Java and Native Application Builder)
that have expressed interest in being on the Callisto train. The Target
Management project also hopes to release some code in this timeframe. This is
new information from the last planning meeting.
On Behalf Of Bjorn Freeman-Benson
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005
djo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; DSchaefer@xxxxxxx; Ed Merks; hudsonr@xxxxxxxxxx
Council meetings next week
Planning Council Members, David, Doug,
My apologies for the tardiness of this agenda.
The schedule for the meetings returns to the "Portland style":
dinner w/ Board
You've all already made hotel reservations, but just in case you forgot where
it is, the hotel is the Serrano Hotel, 405
Taylor Street, San Francisco
Action Items From Last Meeting
- [Bjorn FB] Standard website content. (see below)
- [Bjorn FB] Status reporting format (see below)
- [Bjorn FB] Update guidelines - half done.
- [Bjorn FB] Bugzilla emails showing up on Google.
I have these goals for the Planning Council next week: [leader]
- [All] Choose a time for monthly Planning
Council/Callisto calls. I think it is extremely important that we,
collectively, make sure that we're doing enough coordination for Callisto.
Kevin invited everyone to join the Platform calls, but I think that we
need a bit more than that.
- [All] Formalize the time line for Callisto. As
Tim suggested "written details on scheduling,
timing, ramp down process, etc.". My goal for this
meeting is to collectively write a draft and assign actions to someone to
finish the document and make it available. Kevin suggested that we need
"a better download page ... and ... using the update manager".
- [All] Understand the new /project-info/ directory
and PHP ProjectNav class. Documentation here
(to be filled in before the Council meeting). These two will create the
"four standard left nav links" requested last meeting and they
will auto-gen the Roadmap pages and they provision various bits of the
website (the projects page, the dashboard, etc).
The Callisto projects are:
Group Dinner Tuesday Night
1830 cocktails, 1900 dinner at the Ponzu Restaurant (at the hotel). Those of
you who pre-registered for dinner know who you are. Those of you who didn't -
well, there aren't any seats left in the dining area, sorry.
Plenary Session Wednesday Morning
0800 - 0830: Continental Breakfast
0830 - 1000: Steven O'Grady (Redmonk): Building
1015 - 1100: Topic Leader: Mike Norman
I'm very interested in interoperability amongst
projects, not just in terms of interop through the platform, but interop with
each other. There are related issues of re-use, packaging, release
trains, quality etc. There's a balance to be struck between a top-down
and a bottom-up model. This is something that I think would be a useful area
for the board to flesh out a policy. However, it's not really for EMO
execution, more something that is in scope of the Councils, so it ends up back
with the member organizations, with EMO facilitation.
1100 - 1200: Topic Leader: Bjorn Freeman-Benson
Currently, the Board and the Projects see the
development process differently. The Board wants protection; the Projects want
freedom; each side needs to understand that there is value in the other's view
and that some middle ground is going to be the best solution.