On 18 April 2017 at 07:23, Josh Boyer <jwboyer(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 7:17 AM, Josh Cox
> I also think "free" shouldn't be dropped from the mission statement.
The "lights up hardware, clouds, and containers" part seems unnecessary to me,
if the mission statement needs to be shortened.
> Perhaps something like this:
> "Fedora creates a free and innovative platform for software developers and
community members to build tailored solutions for their users."
> Even with those changes, I feel like the current mission statement does a better job
of emphasizing the values of freedom, innovation, and community with fewer words.
A mission statement's purpose is not to describe a project's values.
It is to describe what the project is doing or working towards. It
should be measurable and finite, not open ended and impossible to
Fedora has the four foundations to describe our project values.
I believe the disconnect you are seeing is that we have values but
people don't see them reflected in the mission statement. From
previous exercises in this, you have two important things:
you start with Shared Core Values (SCV)
you end up heading towards your Vision Statement (VS).
A mission statement is how you take/use/recognize those values to get
towards your vision. The
We have a bunch of core values in our 4 F's.
Freedom, Friends, Features, First
We have a vision statement ( https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Vision_statement
The Fedora Project creates a world where free culture is welcoming and
widespread, collaboration is commonplace, and people control their
content and devices.
The mission statement (taken from
) is connect those two
Old: The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of Free
and open source software and content as a collaborative community.
New: Fedora creates an innovative platform that lights up hardware,
clouds, and containers for software developers and community members
to build tailored solutions for their users.
The old one does the verbal connecting by taking bits from each of the
values and vision and stitching them together. The new one seems less
of a match and so people are wondering if it needs new values or a new
Stephen J Smoogen.