[Openinfralabs] Rebuilding the core discussion

Julia Kreger juliaashleykreger at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 22:07:24 UTC 2022

Greetings folks,

I'd like to get this moving forward fairly soon. If you're interested,
please reach out soon.


On Fri, Jul 8, 2022 at 1:26 PM Julia Kreger <juliaashleykreger at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> During our recent Open Infrastructure Summit in Berlin, one of the
> repeated discussion topics I found myself engaged in suggested a
> breakdown in shared context and communication within OpenInfra Labs. A
> bit of a root cause analysis occurred, and each discussion quickly
> determined there is definitely no fault, but more a result of the
> state of engagement which collided against the pandemic. Further
> compounded by the time schedule differences which run our various
> lives and efforts. It did not help us that we did not use the same
> words to begin with.
> A few of us have continued going back and forth over the last few
> weeks and we've reached the conclusion we need to rebuild the core
> consensus and discussion. Ultimately a revision of our mission and
> long term vision, in order to better support the sharing of knowledge
> and context which is fundamentally needed to support the efforts
> occurring within OpenInfra Labs.
> Before we really continue onward in these discussions, I think it is
> important for us to widen the audience of engagement and enable a
> greater chorus of voices to engage as we sort of press the reset
> button in order to set expectations, intents, and bring us all back to
> a happier, engaged place. In recognition that no single tool or means
> will work for everyone, *and* to help provide insight for those that
> don't necessarily subscribe to mailing lists or whom are unable to
> join our discussions now, the idea has been floated to write about it.
> Such as a blog or a journal. To share our story. To share the stories.
> To spread the knowledge!
> I think we should start with high bandwidth calls to reach the same
> page, and then move forward from there.
> If you're interested in engaging in this discussion, please reply with
> to this email with the days of the week and times that would work, or
> that would not work, and I'll try to find a mutually agreeable 30
> minute window every two weeks for us to start with.
> Thanks,
> -Julia

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