Talk:Board meetings

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Public IRC logs

I'd like to propose that the old (say >1 month) IRC logs of Board meetings are archived onto the private wiki space. I appreciate these logs can be useful for understanding the decisions - and writing and verifying the minutes - immediately after meetings, but their usefulness after then I imagine is quite limited. Please let me know what you think below. AndrewRT 23:09, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

I know I've asked this before, but for the benefit of everyone else could you explain the reasoning behind this? Transparency should always be the default, there should be a specific reason for keeping something private. --Tango 23:26, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
I didn't realise you had asked this before! My concern is that we're ending up with a huge amount of public information out there. This increases the risks for people who go onto the Board - they may inadvertantly reveal their contact details in some way for instance - and I'm not sure I understand the benefit. AndrewRT 00:14, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Maybe I asked mpeel. I certainly discussed this with someone a few days ago. I understand the reasons, and don't particularly disagree with them, but I thought it better if you explained it yourself rather since it is your proposal. --Tango 00:58, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Having thought about this and talked it through with people, I've changed my mind. In the event we want to go back and look at why certain decisions were made the old logs can be just as useful as current logs - thinking of the original discussions on our Articles for instance. If we're having meetings in public we may as well publish the logs. We just need to get used to the glare of transparancy! AndrewRT 22:49, 8 June 2009 (UTC)


A link to this Wikimedia UK calendar would probably help with coordination, particularly for board members that use a Google Calendar. I don't seem to have edit rights to this page, otherwise would have been bold and added it myself. -- 07:48, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

The page is protected so only admins can edit, although I thought all board members were meant to be admins on this wiki. :-/ Also, the board meetings are mentioned in the main Calendar. Regards, Rock drum (talkcontribs) 16:26, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Yes; board members should be bureaucrats. I'd forgotten that part of the change-over; I'll fix that now.
BTW, I set up a WMUK google calendar a while back at [1] - although it's not been used that much, as we decided to revamp the events page + have rock drum's on-wiki calendar system instead. We should probably only have one, preferably at a more useful/memorable URL... Mike Peel 18:51, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
RD - is there already a way to sync the on-wiki calendar or adapt the format so that it can used in member's/board member's personal Google calendar? Google seems to have changed their system over the last couple of years, it used to be straight forward to publish a publicly searchable public calendar but this seems to have been reduced to a limited set of public holiday calendars. I'm all for harmonizing on a single solution that everyone can chip in to maintain. -- 22:57, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
There probably is some way of synching the calendars, but I couldn't tell you how. :-) I'm also pretty sure you can create a public calender on Google, too... Rock drum (talkcontribs) 07:53, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
One can do the reverse and embed a neat GCal page but this requires iframe which this wiki will not use (as far as I know). In general, I'd rather be using GCal as members & directors are unlikely to want to fiddle with the clunky code needed to add events compared to the easy WYSIWYG format on Google plus it automatically updates if you are using Google as your calendar service. We could add links to auto add calendar events to GCal (as I sorted out for the London meets) but that is still a passive solution. -- 09:11, 30 April 2011 (UTC)