I would like to see us all agree on GNOME Foundation goals and then work on how I can best make those happen.
So far we've gotten very little feedback on what people think the GNOME Foundation should accomplish in 2010. I've put together a short survey if you'd like to weigh in that way. Please take a minute and rank the GNOME Foundation 2010 goals: http://www.gnome.org/~behdad/survey/index.php?sid=68595 Thanks, Stormy On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Brian Cameron <brian.came...@sun.com>wrote: > > Og: > > > I think there is more value in suggesting ways that the CEO goals should >>> be refocused. However, there has been little discussion about that so >>> far. How would you suggest improving the goals and metrics to ensure >>> that concerns that you have are better addressed moving forward? >>> >> >> For starters I can honestly say that opening things up as you did with >> this original email is a great step forward! To be clear, making this >> type of information open (that is not to say it wasn't before) and >> making people aware of it is what led me to ask about those things. >> Making more information like this (perhaps even telling people where >> to find it) available to the general public will definitely help to >> get more feedback and constructive criticism. >> > > Agreed. Striving towards more open and transparent process is something > that we always are striving to do a better job. It would be good to > develop more specific metrics, though, of what we would like to see > going forward. What are the areas the board needs to focus on in this > area the most? Also, in terms of Stormy's bonus, what sorts of things > can she do specifically to help? > > > I'd love to see >> milestones related to getting localization and accessibility teams on >> the roadmap for 2010 and holding sprints/what-not with members of >> these teams to see how to make GNOME more accessible to people who's >> first language is not English and for those who cannot currently use >> GNOME due to some limitation. One metric could be, how many different >> languages with a total percentage of less or equal to 50% translated >> strings have improved within the next release cycle? How many kept at >> 80% or above? How can the Foundation help to improve these numbers? >> > > Goals like this are great in terms of general GNOME Foundation goals. > However, since we are working towards creating metrics for the CEO > specifically, what work can the CEO do to help achieve this goal and > how should we measure a bonus based on this sort of goal? > > We could just give the CEO a bonus if the GNOME project meets certain > general goals, regardless of whether the CEO is involved in that > project or not. However, this probably isn't the best way to develop > an incentive plan. > > > Are there organizations already using GNOME to attend their >> accessibility needs? Are there any goals related to making GNOME more >> accessible? Would it make sense to spend a release cycle and focus on >> improving these areas? Have we got any metrics on the progress (or >> lack of) of work being done in these areas? >> > > Many people do use GNOME's accessibility features, based on the > discussions on the gnome-accessibility-list. The GNOME a11y team > does have goals like working towards making GNOME shell and other > clutter-based programs accessible, WebKit accessibility, etc. > > Again, if we want to focus on such goals in terms of CEO performance, > we need to think about what work the CEO can specifically do to > drive these goals forward. > > > This was just a quick braindump but I could get more specific if >> needed. Basically, I'd love to see reports on how these areas playout >> in the overall picture of our roadmap for 2010 and what our CEO's plan >> is to improve them. >> > > Indeed. Our hope is that we can develop these via community discussion > since it is more likely the the GNOME Foundation and CEO will best push > overall GNOME community goals if we decide such things after discussion. > However, there really have not been many comments so far, so I hope > that is just because it takes people some time to consider all the > information. It's a lot to think about and consider. > > Brian > > _______________________________________________ > foundation-list mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list >
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