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Joomla Governance - Paul Orwig #jd12nl

  1. 1. Overcoming Governance Challenges in theJoomla project, and why you should care
  2. 2. Overcoming Governance Challenges in theJoomla project, and why you should care OR Helping Joomla to reach its potential
  3. 3. Joomla as the underdog...
  4. 4. Joomla as the underdog... No benevolent dictator to provide clear vision or resolve issues
  5. 5. Joomla as the underdog... No benevolent dictator to provide clear vision or resolve issues No primary business/corporate sponsor that contributes staff, developers, financial resources
  6. 6. Helping Joomla to reach its potentialHow can Joomla continue to grow andremain a FOSS CMS leader?
  7. 7. Helping Joomla to reach its potentialMore than any other single factor, andmore than other leading FOSS CMS, theJoomla projects future success dependson our ability to attract and retain a largeand diverse group of skilled volunteercontributors.
  8. 8. Joomla leaderships most important function:Create and support a culture that will attractand retain the large and diverse group ofskilled volunteer contributors that ourprojects future success depends on.
  9. 9. The kind of culture we need to create and support:
  10. 10. The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring
  11. 11. The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful
  12. 12. The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open
  13. 13. The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive
  14. 14. The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive Respectful
  15. 15. The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive Respectful Fun
  16. 16. Current Leadership Structure
  17. 17. Current Leadership StructureProduction Leadership Team  Development  Documentation  Translations  Some websites
  18. 18. Current Leadership StructureProduction Leadership Community Leadership Team Team  Forums  Development  Directories  Documentation  Magazine  Translations  JPeople  Some websites  JUGs  Some websites
  19. 19. Current Leadership StructureProduction Leadership Community Leadership Open Source Matters Team Team  Forums  Finances  Development  Directories  Legal  Documentation  Magazine  Trademark  Translations  JPeople  Communications  Some websites  JUGs  Events  Some websites  Shop  Some websites
  20. 20. Current Leadership Structure Community Oversight Committee  Add OSM members  Remove OSM members  No websites!Production Leadership Community Leadership Open Source Matters Team Team  Forums  Finances  Development  Directories  Legal  Documentation  Magazine  Trademark  Translations  JPeople  Communications  Some websites  JUGs  Events  Some websites  Shop  Some websites
  21. 21. Challenges with current leadership structure
  22. 22. Challenges with current leadership structure We currently set LT level goals, but notproject-wide goals
  23. 23. Challenges with current leadership structure We currently set LT level goals, but not project-wide goals We dont always coordinate well between teams, and there is no process to address that
  24. 24. Challenges with current leadership structure We currently set LT level goals, but not project-wide goals We dont always coordinate well between teams, and there is no process to address that There can be a tendency to focus on team level responsibilities, instead of more complex project-wide issues
  25. 25. 2011 proposed leadership structure changes
  26. 26. 2011 proposed leadership structure changes Board of Directors  Overall goals and strategy  Oversight for all committees
  27. 27. 2011 proposed leadership structure changes Board of Directors  Overall goals and strategy  Oversight for all committees CommitteesDevelopment Directories Events/Groups Finance Community Mgmt. Sites/Infrastructur Legal/Tradema Communication Documentation e rk s
  28. 28. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes
  29. 29. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals
  30. 30. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals Make it easier for all teams to follow and support a unified roadmap
  31. 31. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals Make it easier for all teams to follow and support a unified roadmap Provide a way to address and overcome inter-team conflicts
  32. 32. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals Make it easier for all teams to follow and support a unified roadmap Provide a way to address and overcome inter-team conflicts Can make room for new leaders
  33. 33. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals Make it easier for all teams to follow and support a unified roadmap Provide a way to address and overcome inter-team conflicts Can make room for new leaders Allow each committee to have a stronger focus
  34. 34. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals Make it easier for all teams to follow and support a unified roadmap Provide a way to address and overcome inter-team conflicts Can make room for new leaders Allow each committee to have a stronger focus Reduce drama, increase productivity
  35. 35. Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals Make it easier for all teams to follow and support a unified roadmap Provide a way to address and overcome inter-team conflicts Can make room for new leaders Allow each committee to have a stronger focus Reduce drama, increase productivity Simplify contractual issues
  36. 36. Current and upcoming steps:
  37. 37. Current and upcoming steps: Working group has been formed to study this issue and present recommendations
  38. 38. Current and upcoming steps: Working group has been formed to study this issue and present recommendations Joint leadership summit at JandBeyond conference in May will consider those recommendations and hopefully reach a decision
  39. 39. Helping Joomla to reach its potentialHow can Joomla continue to grow andremain a FOSS CMS leader?
  40. 40. Helping Joomla to reach its potentialCreate and support a culture that will attractand retain the large and diverse group ofskilled volunteer contributors that ourprojects future success depends on.
  41. 41. paul.orwig@opensourcematters.org
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