[Ksummit-discuss] Maintainer's Summit 2017 Feedback Thread

Jiri Kosina jikos at kernel.org
Mon Oct 30 23:10:56 UTC 2017

On Sun, 29 Oct 2017, Theodore Ts'o wrote:

> Please reply to this thread if you have any comments about how we can 
> organize the Maintainer's Summit for next year.  Given that Linus seemed 
> fairly happy with how things went, it's likely we will stick with the 
> same format for next year, but if there are any details about how we 
> could do things better, I'd greatly appreciate them.

I think the format generally proved to make sense; it really helped the 
conversation to flow in an informal but still productive fashion.

The two downsides from my personal POV:

- room choice; I guess that's pretty obvious and not really worth too 
  much discussion (especially the pillars and the constant noise being 
  generated by the staff in the background)

- I can't help it, but the overall number of attendees seemed to be a 
  little bit *too* small. I'm not asking for a revival of a 90+ people
  on the kernel summit (that absolutely doesn't fit the nature of 
  discussions and the format), but perhaps 40 would make sense? There 
  definitely were a few moments when I felt that the discussion came to 
  a point where having one particular missing person would be helpful.

  I guess that given this was the first time we've had this limited
  setup, we are still converging to the "best" group size?


Jiri Kosina

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