General meeting minutes: 1/15/2019

The following are minutes from the general project meeting on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

The next meeting of The WordPress Governance Project will take place Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 1600 UTC (11 am EST).

All documents for The WordPress Governance Project can be accessed on the project’s Google Drive.

Props: Rachel Cherry, Pat Lockley, and Ahmad Awais

Agenda

Minutes

  • We established initial meeting rules:
    • Please refrain from distracting conversation/comments.
    • Stay constructive. No bashing allowed.
    • Treat others with respect.
    • Do not thread conversations as they are not accessible.
  • We created an #introductions channel in our Slack account for members to introduce themselves.
    • Members were encouraged to tell us about themselves, share their background and skill set, and place their info in their Slack bio.
  • A Google Drive account was created for the project.
  • A brainstorming document was created.
    • Members are encouraged to use this document to store ideas they have about the project.
  • Three working groups were created to begin research and management of the project. Each group has a channel within the Slack account.
    • #internal-gov – Will discuss/research how to best manage the project. They will research project management models and the code of conduct, among other things.
    • #research-wp-gov – Will focus on research and documentation of existing WordPress governance.
    • #research-gov-models – Will focus on research and documentation of existing governance models.
    • A research group to gather feedback from the WordPress community at large on existing governance was proposed but not finalized.
  • A blog post was proposed to research existing project leadership models for the project’s internal governance.
    • If you would like to help, join the #internal-gov working group in our Slack account.
  • After the meeting, the #internal-gov group discussed options to archive discussions since Slack is a free account and limits message archives.
    • Ryan Marks (@rmarks) volunteered to explore this topic and submit a write-up for the group.

Future meetings

You can view all meetings on the project calendar.

Action Items

  • #internal-gov: Publish agenda for next general project meeting
  • #internal-gov: Publish agenda for first Internal Governance meeting
  • #internal-gov: Publish blog post with researching on project leadership models
  • #internal-gov: Submit write-up/proposal on options to archive discussions
  • #internal-gov: Choose team leader(s), schedule recurring group meeting(s), and define group objective(s)
  • #research-wp-gov: Choose team leader(s), schedule group meeting(s), and define group objective(s)
  • #research-gov-models: Choose team leader(s), schedule group meeting(s), and define group objective(s)

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