[ros-users] ROS platform group meeting notes

Ken Conley kwc at kwc.org
Wed Jan 30 06:14:57 UTC 2013

I encourage you to check out the SIGs, which are self-forming, community
organized, and meet by whatever rules the community agrees on:


Historically, more community interest has been shown towards specific areas
of robotic functionality, and less towards the issues the platform group
meeting tackles (broken servers, building debs, wiki issues...).  The few
areas the platform discusses that are of community interest *do* coordinate
via the SIG mechanism (see link above).

 - Ken

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Michael Gratton <mikeg at cse.unsw.edu.au>wrote:

> On 30/01/13 14:34, Tully Foote wrote:
> >
> > We're working toward making ROS development more transparent.
> This is great news!
> > We're also looking to make more changes to open up the format to enable
> > more community participation.  If you have suggestions on ways you would
> > like to see this happen please email me.
> I can only encourage you to follow along the lines of other free
> software/open source projects and do _everything_ online. While the
> intent is very muuch appreciated, just copying meeting notes to a wiki
> doesn't cut it at all.
> Rather, the platform group and other meetings need to be held on IRC,
> for example, not in a meeting room. Discussions need to occur on (open,
> archived with a stable URL and search-able) mailing lists rather than in
> person. ros.org needs to become the primary place one can go to for
> finding code, plans and documentation. Etc., etc.
> If you want community participation, you need openness and transparency.
> This has to be the case even if most, or all of the people involved are
> WG employees, otherwise the community won't bother to participate,
> because it can't.
> //Mike
> --
> Michael Gratton <http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~mikeg/>
> UNSW School of Computer Science and Engineering.
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