At UDS Natty in one session we talked about our current team reporting infrastructure in the Ubuntu community. Some participants explained that they found it hard to use and set up and that it required the user to be familiar with the wiki markup, etc.
There were lots of ideas kicking around like
- have a nice and small web app that had some kind of wysiwyg editor
- allow sorting by month/year, team, team category
- have public and private reports (for boards that report to another governance board)
- have irc bots feed actions into the web app
Some time ago I started a project together with the unstoppable Nathan Handler to do all of the above and more. Unfortunately we ran out of time.
If you like working on web stuff and would like the Ubuntu community to be even more transparent and to rock harder, please consider helping out. It’s half-way there.