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Joomla Governance - Paul Orwig #jd12nl Joomla Governance - Paul Orwig #jd12nl Presentation Transcript

  • Overcoming Governance Challenges in theJoomla project, and why you should care
  • Overcoming Governance Challenges in theJoomla project, and why you should care OR Helping Joomla to reach its potential
  • Joomla as the underdog...
  • Joomla as the underdog... No benevolent dictator to provide clear vision or resolve issues
  • 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
  • Helping Joomla to reach its potentialHow can Joomla continue to grow andremain a FOSS CMS leader?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support:
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive Respectful
  • The kind of culture we need to create and support: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive Respectful Fun
  • Current Leadership Structure
  • Current Leadership StructureProduction Leadership Team  Development  Documentation  Translations  Some websites
  • Current Leadership StructureProduction Leadership Community Leadership Team Team  Forums  Development  Directories  Documentation  Magazine  Translations  JPeople  Some websites  JUGs  Some websites
  • 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
  • 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
  • Challenges with current leadership structure
  • Challenges with current leadership structure We currently set LT level goals, but notproject-wide goals
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2011 proposed leadership structure changes
  • 2011 proposed leadership structure changes Board of Directors  Overall goals and strategy  Oversight for all committees
  • 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
  • Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes
  • Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project-wide goals
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Current and upcoming steps:
  • Current and upcoming steps: Working group has been formed to study this issue and present recommendations
  • 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
  • Helping Joomla to reach its potentialHow can Joomla continue to grow andremain a FOSS CMS leader?
  • 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.
  • paul.orwig@opensourcematters.org