On Friday 07 December 2012 10:23:59 Agustin Benito Bethencourt wrote:
What do we have to do at SUSE to get more people involve in the Release process?
What is in your opinion the Release process ? Is this package maintenance or to have more people dealing with Factory Maintenance ?
Do we need to define targets for our distribution or that is a role for deployers and third parties?
As was already mentioned in the debate and you see it coming back in almost all the programs of the candidates, one of the major items is the communication area. Here there are a lot of improvements possible.
Defining targets for the distribution should be a joint process between SUSE and the community driven by technology changes and demands from the end-user. This process might be physically in place however we fail with regards to the communication around it. Looking at the following wiki-page : http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Goals_12.3 I see a couple of targets defined and one of them is even just a proposal. The reality however is quite different from what is listed there.
5.- 16:09:54 <tittiatcoke> The KDE area didn't loose any members to open-slx, but the loss was more due to the reorganization of the boosters team
open-slx is an example of the opportunities openSUSE has to become "business friendly" Open Source Press is another example. Transforming openSUSE into a business friendly ecosystem will be a major topic in the coming new action plan.
I believe that the conclusion at the end of this debate topic was that we didn't see open-slx as a threat, but that we saw it as a positive development since that it is based on our work. So I believe that we are already on the right direction to become more "business friendly". What I tried to indicate is that last year the openSUSE Boosters team received a task reorganization and with this they were no longer able to perform their previous duties regarding maintaining the packages in their areas. Especially the KDE area lost most of their maintainers (approx. 70 - 80 %, including some of the community members). For a certain period it was difficult to get a team organized, but now a small core team is established which can handle the work.