[openspending-dev] Dev meeting: December 5, 2012

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Wed Dec 4 18:07:56 UTC 2013

I'm unfortunatley unable to make this due to a prior commitment. I wonder
if there is any chance of pushing this a week? I'd really love to be there
as there is definite progress on the upload workflow etc and owuld love to
update and discuss?

What do others think about pushing a week?


On 3 December 2013 16:02, Tryggvi Björgvinsson <
tryggvi.bjorgvinsson at okfn.org> wrote:

>  Hi all,
> On Thursday we have our monthly developer meeting (first Thursday of
> December). We're still on dev meeting winter time due to daylight savings
> time so you have to take that into account when I say the meeting starts at
> 14 GMT (although we might start 5-10 minutes past unless someone other than
> me wants to lead the meeting). Like before I'll put a few times in other
> time zones below.
> Also, as always the meeting takes place on our IRC channel, #openspending
> on freenode.
> # Meeting agenda
> Last meeting was mostly about bureaucracy. This meeting will be about
> development contributions that don't involve coding (not all of them, just
> two of many ways).
> 1. Documentation
>     * We have documentation in a few places now, should we combine?
>     * How do we keep documentation up to date in separate systems?
>     * Do we need to improve the documentation (and how)?
> 2. Translation process
>     * We have a lot of untranslated strings now, how do we get more
> translations?
>     * How do we fit translations into our current work flow (with no
> versions)?
> # Results from the last meeting
> We clarified the role of The Open Knowledge Foundation in OpenSpending.
> The Open Knowledge Foundation contributes to the project as any other
> developer could. The Open Knowledge Foundation might seem to be the bossy
> player in the project, but that's not our intention. It's just that there's
> dedicated staff on the project because The Open Knowledge Foundation cares.
> Anyone can do the same thing. Even the technical lead position (currently
> me) could be passed on to other community members based on meritocracy
> (something we can deal with if the community requests it).
> We also talked about the importance of translations to grow our developer
> community. This was a great point so we focussed on fixing that last
> November (and we did). More about that in our monthly technical update
> later this week (and more at the upcoming developer meeting because it's
> really important to get this right).
> We settled on our vision, purpose, areas of collaboration and skill set
> and even though haven't yet updated any documents we've used our results to
> add OpenSpending as a project to OpenHatch:
> http://openhatch.org/projects/openspending/
> When discussing the goals The Open Knowledge Foundation had set for the
> next 6 months we got into a great (in terms of informative) debate about
> where OpenSpending should be heading, what questions it should answer, and
> whose interests the project should be working for. We really didn't get
> around to discussing much more than the first objective of one goal so this
> discussion is saved for later (even though we're now 1 month into the next
> 6 months). Maybe we as developers should just leave bureaucracy to
> bureaucrats and development to us ;-)
> # Old logs
> We record these meetings. If you want to read the old logs of the previous
> dev meetings they are available here:
> http://meetinglogs.okfn.org/openspending/2013/
> Look at the .log.txt files (link in .txt [not .log.txt] is incorrect).
> # Time zones
> 14 GMT/UTC in different places:
> * Los Angeles: 06:00 (6AM) - woah that's early
> * New York: 09:00 (9AM)
> * Rio de Janeiro 12:00 (noon)
> * London: 14:00 (2PM)
> * Berlin: 15:00 (3PM)
> * New Delhi 19:30 (7:30PM)
> * Tokyo 23:00 (11PM) - woah that's late
> --
> Tryggvi Björgvinsson
> Technical Lead, OpenSpending
> The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org>
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