So welcome to Andrew Clement, Alexander
Kurtakov, Eric Clayberg and Greg Watson to the Tools PMC. Thanks for agreeing
to take on this role.
(And, belatedly, thanks Anthony for
your many years of service).
As a first order of business ... new
members, make sure you are subscribed to "tools-pmc" list (I
don't know if its automatic, or not, or perhaps you already were).
Second order of business ... let's plan
some meetings! We (me, John and Doug) thought best to have regularly scheduled
meetings for several months (such as once per month) ... and then perhaps
shift back to the "if no agenda, no meeting" mode. But to get
things started, get acquainted, transfer knowledge, answer questions, etc.,
probably best to have some scheduled whether there is a specific agenda
Now the hard part ... when? I think
we span a wide time zone range (Pacific time, UTC-8?, to EET time UTC+2?)
so we will do what we can.
I will throw out some suggestions, and
then let others state preferences and/or make other suggestions.
First, I suggest we find a "day
of the month" that is relatively open for most of us ... say "Second
Tuesday" or "Third Thursday"? (those both work for me, many
others would too, depending on the time of day we meet).
As for what time of day to meet, I think
11 PM (Eastern) sort of "splits the difference" in time zones
... but, please correct me if I am wrong or offer a counter suggestion
if another time would be better for majority. (If impossible to find a
good time for all, we can always alternate, where one month its 9 AM, and
next month its 3 PM; or something, just so its more or less convenient
for everyone at some point in time. I know on other projects, some
in "far away" time zones preferred later, so as to not interfere
with their family dinner! :) So, feel free to make what ever suggestions
work best for you).
I suggest we try to have first meeting
in December, but realize that's a busy month, with deadlines and holidays,
so fine if our first one is in January.
I'll leave it at that, for now, except
to say I look forward to working with you all.
P.S. BTW, if you do have specific questions,
there's no need to wait for a meeting ... feel free to ask here on this
tools-pmc list (or email, if appropriate).