[Pkg-fonts-devel] Lack of coordination of efforts on the fonts team

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Thu May 20 22:54:29 UTC 2010

Hi, Nicholas.

On May 19 2010, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
> Rogério Brito wrote:
> > Even during my short presence in the team, I have noticed that we are
> > less of a team and more of many contributors working independently,
> > without each other knowing about the whole picture.
> Well, yeah our team structure is not very formal,

Yes, this is both good and bad. :-) I guess that it is better than
worse, though. :-)

> There are surely things we could improve but it seems our repository
> isn't all that dormant, especially given the recent arrival of new team
> members like you :-)

Thanks. I've been thinking of applying to be a DD for some months, but I
still have not made up my mind, so that I could upload more and without
as many restrictions as a DM has.

> I suggest we consider having some IRL meetups every once in a while to
> help with coordination and learning from each other.

I don't know what IRL means, but sure want to both teach and learn
things from others.

> For example is anybody in the team going to be present at the upcoming
> LGM: Libre Graphics Meeting, http://www.libregraphicsmeeting.org/ plenty
> of key open font community folks will be there... I will participate
> again and upstream font design/release best practises and packaging
> issues will be discussed.

Thanks for letting us know about the meeting. (Gee, just checked it and
it is already *right* around the corner...) :-(


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