On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 23:21 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
Le jeudi 20 mai 2010, à 17:25 +0200, Pavol Rusnak a écrit :
After much discussion, we're finally ready to bring together these important bits of information into a cohesive statement that everyone can unify around. As such, we, the members of the Strategy Team, will be meeting in Nuremberg the weekend of May 28th to formalize a draft of our strategy that will be available publicly for open discussion and comment.
First, I'm really glad to see this happening: it's something that was very much needed, and I certainly have high expectations now :-)
Do you have an idea how the discussion and comments around the draft will be handled? I just want to be sure we know how we'll process them before we get them -- for example, what happens if we get some strong "I disagree" comments?
Of course, I'd love to read the non-formalized draft, but that just me being curious ;-) It's good to have a small group come with a proposal as a first step.
We definitely plan to open up the process as we go along. As you've identified, starting initiatives with a small group helps keep the process fluid in its initial stages. but its time we broadened our scope to allow people to start to comment and give their opinions.
The disagreement comments are important, perhaps I would dare to say even more important than agreement comments. Understanding the concerns our community has and addressing them is paramount to ensuring that whatever strategy we come up with has good community-wide buy in. Otherwise, the strategy statement is just simply text printed on a wiki somewhere.
It will be a changing and, hopefully, enlightening time for us all as we start to give openSUSE as a project real direction that everyone can unify under. This is not to say that we don't have good unity now, but unity can always be made stronger. :-)
For more information about our work, please feel free to review our documents at http://en.opensuse.org/Documents. And we'll be sure to keep you informed of our progress results from this exciting retreat.
Should we feel free to edit those documents? Or should we send feedback by mail, on IRC, etc.?
As we have collected massive amounts of data all over, and data can get jumbled too easily, I would suggest simply sending your comments via email. If you feel your edits/comments warrant community discussion, feel free to post here on -project. If you prefer not to speak publicly (we respect that), you can send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd probably need to read everything a second time (first read was definitely interesting), but one thing that looked completely wrong/off-topic was this line in SWOT about "Novell - openSUSE relationship"
W: freedesktop.org is a complete failure, LSB is a dead horse, lack of will, too much corporation, etc.
What's the link between fd.o or LSB and Novell or openSUSE?
This is all really just raw data that we gathered up via research assignments or in brainstorming sessions when we would state what we "hear" as common arguments for or against, real or perceived, openSUSE in the wild. Nothing in the SWOT is a formal declaration.
-- Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.
We welcome everyone's comments over the next week and we actually look forward to hearing from you all in the community.
Thanks, Bryen M Yunashko openSUSE Board Member