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This questionnaire was open from 2007-06-15 to 2007-06-29.
26 answers have been received.
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What days do you plan to attend the meeting?
|I will attend every day||5|
|I will attend only on 31 July 2007|
|I will attend only on 1 August 2007|
|I will attend only on 2 August 2007|
|Other (details below)||4|
|I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||17|
|Bill Mason||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Unable to travel to the meeting at that time.|
|David Singer||I will attend every day||Tentative OK|
|Carol King||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Prior commitment.|
|Henrik Dvergsdal||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||This is too short notice. I'm on vacation at that time.|
|Serdar Kiliç||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Currently unavailable for international travel due to finances. Should be able to participate via IRC.|
|Henri Sivonen||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||I don't have enough information about the purpose and usefulness of the meeting, and I feel I'm not in a position to ask funding for travel without giving a good reason why I'd be traveling (especially considering that Mozilla has people they can send who are already in Mountain View, CA).|
|Anne van Kesteren||I will attend every day||Tentative OK.|
|Mark Martin||I will attend every day||Tentative OK. I will be in the Bay area that week.|
|Maciej Stachowiak||Other (details below)||I have to check on time availability to see if I can make it.|
I think a fruitful way to run this meeting would be in "unconference" style, like Bar Camp. In other words, general meet & greet, and then smaller breakout sessions with presentation or discussion on particular areas of interest.
|Karl Dubost||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)|
|Lachlan Hunt||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||I am not in the USA and cannot afford to get there.|
|Laura Carlson||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Self-supporting working group member. Attending meetings is on my own nickel.|
|Matthew Ratzloff||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Cannot travel|
|Sean Fraser||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Schedule conflicts that cannot be resolved.|
|Raphael Champeimont||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||I am self-supported and I can't afford to travel at that moment.|
|Pasquale Popolizio||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)|
|Ian Hickson||Other (details below)||I can't know if it would be worth attending without an agenda. We had a teleconference a few months ago that was a complete waste of time (at least for me, and for the half-a-dozen or so people who talked to me during and after the meeting). Without very clear indications of why this face-to-face meeting would be a productive use of our time, I couldn't justify attending. For the teleconference we were basically asked to trust that it would be productive, and it wasn't.|
I agree with Maciej that an unconference-style meeting, with no agenda, and with breakout sessions where people can present their ideas and have small group discussions, would be useful, if enough people attend.
Incidentally, I take umbrage at Chaals' statement that I can't be bothered to turn up. If I had reason to believe the meeting would be productive, I would be the first to sign up. I think the issue is just that our relative priorities are different (I would put independent research and study above discussing an issue around a table).
|Charles McCathie Nevile||Other (details below)||I am not the primary representative for Opera, and am unlikely to be in the US at that time just by accident, so I am not sure if I would attend in person.|
It is quite depressing that the only apparently actve editor feels that discussing issues with the working group is a waste of his time. If a meeting that had no agenda at all would a priori be useful enough for the editors to turn up, then I would also support this proposal (by at least sending someone to the meeting). I am not sure that there should be breakout sessions (especially if there are fewer than a dozen or so people attending) - it risks getting too close to just talking to oneself, but that can be determined on the day.
|Arun Ranganathan||I will attend every day|
|Murray Maloney||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Schedule conflict|
|David Baron||Other (details below)||Like Ian, I (or maybe someone else from Mozilla) could probably attend if the agenda/plan for the meeting suggested it would be useful.|
|Olivier Gendrin||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Will be in england (XXI world jamboree, yeah!).|
|Shawn Medero||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||I can not fly out to California during this time frame (prior engagement) and regardless it is probably out of my self-funded budget for participating in the working group. (I live on the east coast of the US.)|
|Sander Tekelenburg||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Too far.|
|Gregory Rosmaita||I will attend every day||my participation in the face2face is predicated upon my medical situation -- i fully intend on attending, but there is a possiblity that it will be an impossibility for me to attend...|
|Thomas Higginbotham||I won't attend (detail your reasons below)||Schedule conflicts.|
What are your meals requirements?
|Omnivore (meat & etc)||5 (David Singer,Anne van Kesteren,Mark Martin,Arun Ranganathan,Gregory Rosmaita)||4 (Maciej Stachowiak,Ian Hickson,Charles McCathie Nevile,David Baron)|
|Other (precise below)|
|Details for other:|
|Bill Mason||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|David Singer||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Carol King||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Henrik Dvergsdal||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Serdar Kiliç||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Henri Sivonen||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Anne van Kesteren||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Mark Martin||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Maciej Stachowiak||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Karl Dubost||Other (precise below)|
|Lachlan Hunt||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Laura Carlson||Other (precise below)||No meal required. I won't be attending.|
|Matthew Ratzloff||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Sean Fraser||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Raphael Champeimont||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Pasquale Popolizio||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Ian Hickson||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Charles McCathie Nevile||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Arun Ranganathan||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Murray Maloney||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|David Baron||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Olivier Gendrin||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Shawn Medero||Other (precise below)|
|Sander Tekelenburg||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Gregory Rosmaita||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
|Thomas Higginbotham||Omnivore (meat & etc)|
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