Long term goals

Jon Stanley jonstanley at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 15:56:18 UTC 2010

Umm, I seem to have hit the send button too soon :)

See continuation below.

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Jon Stanley <jonstanley at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm slightly delayed in getting this out, but I've meant to for some
> time, and have given it a lot of thought. I figured that I'd write
> down a few major overarching goals for the next few releases of
> Fedora. Comments are welcome as always!
> 1) Make Fedora usable as an upstream for an enterprise distribution.
> While some may believe that we've been successful at this, there's
> still work to be done. I can name specific technical examples, but
> this really isn't the place for that.

> 2) Improve the discourse within the community. This is something that
> has been talked about a lot lately, and we need to firmly put it on
> our radar and see what can be done about it. I *firmly* believe that
> we can overcome the negativity and personal attacks that seem ever
> present in Fedora. I also have some implementation ideas, but again,
> that's another thread :)

> 3) While this cannot happen without item 2 (as has recently been
> proven), we need to increase our efforts to foster a culture of
contribution in Fedora.  While we've done reasonably well at this,
there's always room for improvement. One area that I think that we've
done well at, but still needs improvement, is the recruitment and
retention of "non-traditional" contributors. This would include areas
such as marketing, design, and Ambassadors (though a lot of
Ambassadors, myself included, do have other roles within the project
as well, and that should be encouraged as well). Here's where I need
help, as while I recognize that this needs to be done, I have no
concrete plans or ideas of how to accomplish it.

OK, that's really it :)


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