MOTU BOF Session

Registered by Stefano Rivera on 2011-10-24

What can we do to drive MOTU this cycle?
What sprints should we aim for?

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Kate Stewart
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
MOTU
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

skaet:
   Has there been a recent scrub to highlight the orphaned packages in Universe? It might be useful to make them visible and put them up for adoption? Failing that, possibly look at removing from the archive? (Not sure what the orphaned removal criteria should be for this, but it might be worth spelling it out?)
stefanor:
  Debian's process for removals: http://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/removals
What can we do to drive MOTU this cycle?
What sprints should we aim for?
http://ubuntu-dev.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/neglected-packages.cgi
"What do I work on next?" People want to be part of a team, and we failed last cycle to have proper initiatives to fix packages. We need to regularly organize more global bug jams. OTOH, FTBFS jams are not quite accessible for new developers.
Right now, if you're not on IRC you're missing out of a large portion of MOTU culture. Things proceed much more slowly via other methods... That includes being online in the right timezones to work with people.
We need to be able to point people to projects and bugs that have impact. It might be useful to sort by popcon or other methods.
Finding easy bugs is hard, because if they were easy bugs they'd already be fixed. However, we don't need to make the experience flawless; we just need to get people there and working on them.
http://people.ubuntu.com/~stefanor/upload_activity/
Advertise our cool stuff in universe.
For each datasource in Harvest, it should provide instructions on the genearl idea of how to fix this.
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~harvest-dev/harvest-data/trunk/view/head:/opportunities

Work items:
[broder] Develop a standard template for encouraging people to get on IRC to discuss their work, mention same on ubuntu-devel.
[dholbach] Add above to patch pilot documentation: DONE
[dholbach] Organize ~monthly bug jams: INPROGRESS
[stefanor] Organize ~monthly bug jams: INPROGRESS
[broder] Get information from the CVE tracker into Harvest
[diwic] Write a script looking for PPAs that have universe packages being maintained in them and invite them to contribute to MOTU
[laney] In Harvest, write docs on how to start working on a particular class of bug
[stefanor] In Harvest, write docs on how to start working on a particular class of bug
[stefanor] Bring up important types of bugs to fix at a particular part of a cycle
[dholbach] File a bug about adding "random opportunity" button to Harvest (bug 886193): DONE
[broder] Develop top NNN universe bugs list
[lfaraone] Pimp out the fact that Ubuntu really tries to make it easy for DDs to work with their packages in Ubuntu.
[lfaraone] Solicit more MOTU involvement from packaging teams

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Work Items