Each month Tails contributors gather for an online meeting in which everybody is welcome to attend: existing contributors and those who want to become one.

  • Date:
    • The 3rd day of the month if it's a day between Monday and Thursday (inclusive)
    • The 6th day of the month otherwise
  • Time: 20:00 Berlin time (18:00 or 19:00 UTC, depending on the date)
  • Location: tails-dev XMPP chatroom

If you want to get involved but don't know yet how, please introduce yourself during the meeting, and be sure to tell us what you are interested in.

The meeting might not be the most adequate time and place to properly introduce newcomers to the development process, but at least it should be a fine place to know each others, and schedule a better suited event.

Preparing a discussion

To have fruitful discussions we prepare them to make sure that:

  • The meeting is the right place for a given discussion; otherwise it should be redirected to mailing lists or Redmine.
  • Enough information is available; especially if a decision has to be made.
  • The required people or skills are present.
  • The discussion is lead in a fruitful way.

If you want to propose a discussion:

  • Make sure that it corresponds to a Redmine ticket with:

    • Discuss as its Type of Work
    • You as its Assignee
    • Detailed enough information on the ticket
  • Add it to the blueprint of the agenda.

Discussions with no assignee will be postponed.

Instructions for taking notes

  • Store a full log of the meeting along in attachment to your minutes.
  • Explain in details the decisions that were taken.
  • Keep track of the brainstorming that we did if no decision was taken.
  • Include names of people who took responsibilities.
  • Update Redmine tickets accordingly and point them to the meeting notes (unless someone else volunteers to do it on some tickets).
  • Remove from the blueprint of the agenda all topics that don't require further discussion.

Meeting minutes