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This meeting is meant to discuss the latest developments in and around openSUSE. An IRC meeting is effective when we have the following ingredients:
  1. We are looking for real time, highly interactive discussion
  2. with a focus on decision making
  3. on a topic that has had pre-meeting discussion on the mailing lists
  4. and the right set of people are able to attend
  5. with a summarized writeup published widely to include, at least, -project ML + news.o.o. to get more people aware and potentially interested in joining in on the conversations.
  • Where: #openSUSE-project opensuse-project IRC channel
  • When: On demand, preferably be announced on opensuse-project mailing list
  • Who: Everybody!
  • Moderator: All project meetings are moderated by a board member


If you add things to the agenda make sure to leave your name and a detailed description of what you want to discuss. Especially if you can't participate yourself.
  • Quick review of action items from last meeting (current chair)
  • Any other topics? (current chair)
  • Next meeting date & chair (current chair)


Recent minutes and transcripts:

Minutes and transcripts up to 2019 (included) you can find at

Chairing the meeting

Here are some notes that can be useful for chairs:

  • First, make sure that bugbot can be used. See "IRC Technicalities" on the meetings page.
    • Useful commands are: #startmeeting, #chair, #topic, #info, #action, #undo, #endmeeting.
    • Someone needs to be able to give op to bugbot. If you can't do that, please ping the usual chair.
  • General rules:
    • the meeting lasts one hour :-)
    • encourage people to talk, but try to keep the discussion focused and interesting (sometimes, you might need to interrupt some endless discussion).
    • don't forget to properly use the #topic, #info and #action bugbot commands to make sure we have proper minutes. People often forget to use #info, which makes the minutes useless, so don't hesitate to repeat what got said with #info to log that in the minutes.
  • Before the meeting, gather information about the different agenda items so you can be a backup for each topic, in case the person who's supposed to deal with it is not present.
  • Begin the meeting by welcoming people and reminding them about the current agenda. Ask if people have additional agenda items.
  • Start each topic with #topic, and ask the person who raised the topic to introduce it and launch the discussion.
  • End with a Q&A session.
  • Update the topic of #opensuse-project to update the date of the next meeting.
  • Send minutes to the opensuse-project mailing list.
  • Clear agenda for next meeting in this wiki page.