Working Group Minutes/EWG 2014-03-17

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IRC nick Real name
gravitystorm Andy Allan
RichardF Richard Fairhurst
zere Matt Amos


  • Meeting frequency
    • There was a brief discussion of whether too move to fortnightly meetings or not, which ended without any firm conclusion, so we'll stick with weekly.


17:34:25 <zere> welcome, EWGers
17:34:44 <zere> minutes of the last meeting: - let me know if anything needs changing
17:35:16 <zere> we don't have any actions to report on (for anyone who's here, anyway), and nothing was brought up to put on the agenda
17:35:32 <zere> so it's wide open; does anyone have anything they'd like to discuss?
17:40:17 <gravitystorm> I don't have anything this week
17:41:16 <RichardF> me neither, unless there's anything that needs to be said about routing or the Overpass-inspector-thingy
17:43:29 <zere> ok, thanks. i guess it's a short meeting, then.
17:43:41 <zere> perhaps one item to bring up: we've been having a lot of these...
17:43:53 <zere> anyone think it might be worth moving to fortnightly meetings?
17:44:18 <zere> would that be more productive, if we've built up a "store" of things to discuss?
17:44:19 <gravitystorm> zere: I prefer weekly meetings, since it's harder to remember which weeks are on or off
17:44:33 <zere> or less productive because of the extra latency, perhaps?
17:45:14 <zere> i suppose... perhaps i shouldn't worry that we have "null" meetings. perhaps it means everyone is out and busy coding ;-)
17:45:47 <gravitystorm> well, that's *one* possibility...
17:48:09 <zere> or they're in #osm, throwing stones ;-)
17:48:16 <gravitystorm> I think it's more a case that we have very few people here, so there becomes little to talk about. Talking less often is fixing the symptom.
17:49:10 <zere> unless the reason there are few people is that meetings are "so often" that people choose not to come to them all
17:49:40 <zere> like the cicada, some might come to 1 in 3, others to 1 in 5, then only 1/15 meetings has a "full compliment"
17:49:57 <zere> so by making the meetings less frequent, one makes the concentration of people higher.
17:50:14 <zere> or, at least, that's a theory... it might very well be complete rubbish
17:55:15 <zere> ok, thanks for coming. hope to see you next week