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:



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
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