Ubuntu Release Sprint: a proposal to improve Ubuntu development

Yesterday, during the final UDS party, I had an idea to improve Ubuntu development, but I didn’t know if it could be a good idea or a stupid one, so I talked to Daniel Holbach and David Planella about it and they were happy to hear about it and Daniel told me to talk about this directly to Mark (and I did it).

Let’s explain the basic idea. From an UDS and the next one, it would be useful to have a development sprint where people can talk about assigned UDS blueprints, at which point they are on their tasks, if they have any problems and if they will finish them within the next UDS. Of course Canonical cannot organize another meeting, it would be very expensive, so the idea is: why don’t we use Google Hangout to organize the sprint? I has a limit of 10 people, I know, but we could select (for example) 5 from the community and 5 from Canonical. There would be parallel meeting and tracks, we would use the same blueprints used during the last UDS and we would add further notes. The attendees would be able to listen and watch the stream and make questions through the available chat.

I don’t want to write more details here because I don’t think it’s the right place (and probably it’s not the moment to write a similar blog post, since I’m still in th SFO Airport), my idea is to create a wiki page to explain all the details, so everyone would be able to add more ideas and see if it’s doable or not.

So, what do you think about? I think we should try, it doesn’t cost anything except some hours in the week we’ll organize it. I wait for your comments then.