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Overcoming Governance Challenges in theJoomla project, and why you should care                  OR  Helping Joomla to reac...
Joomlas Current Mission Statement:Our mission is to develop a flexible platform for online publishing and collaboration
How are we doing?  2nd most popular FOSS CMS in the world  Approaching 30,000,000 downloads  9,000+ extensions  Suppor...
How are we doing?2011 Water and Stone CMS market sharereport:  Adoption: Downloads and usage  decreasing  Third party su...
Joomla as underdog...  No benevolent dictator to provide clear  vision or resolve issues  No primary business/corporate ...
2012: A Crossroads for JoomlaHow can Joomla continue to grow andremain a FOSS CMS leader?
2012: A Crossroads for JoomlaMore than any other single factor, andmore than other leading FOSS CMS, theJoomla projects fu...
Joomla leaderships most important function:Create and support a culture that will attractand retain the large and diverse ...
The kind of culture we need to create and support:  Inspiring  Meaningful  Open  Responsive  Respectful  Fun
Current Leadership Structure                                                   Community Oversight                        ...
Challenges with current leadership structure  We currently set LT level goals, but not project-wide goals  We dont alway...
2011 proposed leadership structure changes                                      Board of Directors                        ...
Benefits of proposed leadership structure changes  Allow us to set and monitor progress forbolder, more inspiring project...
Current and upcoming steps:  Working group has been formed to study this  issue and present recommendations  Joint leade...
My dream for JoomlaFor us to show what can be achieved when adiverse group of passionate volunteercontributors from all ov...
paul.orwig@opensourcematters.org
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JDNE 2012 Keynote

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Keynote talk for JoomlaDay New England 2012: "Governance Challenges in the Joomla project, and why you should care"

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JDNE 2012 Keynote

  1. 1. Overcoming Governance Challenges in theJoomla project, and why you should care OR Helping Joomla to reach its potential OR 2012: A crossroads for Joomla
  2. 2. Joomlas Current Mission Statement:Our mission is to develop a flexible platform for online publishing and collaboration
  3. 3. How are we doing? 2nd most popular FOSS CMS in the world Approaching 30,000,000 downloads 9,000+ extensions Support for 60+ languages Over 500,000 forum members 3 Packt awards in 6 years ~30 JoomlaDays in 2011, 145 JUGs
  4. 4. How are we doing?2011 Water and Stone CMS market sharereport: Adoption: Downloads and usage decreasing Third party support: Decreasing Reputation: Decrease in brand sentiment and conversion rates, increase in abandonment
  5. 5. Joomla as underdog... No benevolent dictator to provide clear vision or resolve issues No primary business/corporate sponsor that contributes staff, developers, financial resources
  6. 6. 2012: A Crossroads for JoomlaHow can Joomla continue to grow andremain a FOSS CMS leader?
  7. 7. 2012: A Crossroads for JoomlaMore 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: Inspiring Meaningful Open Responsive Respectful Fun
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. My dream for JoomlaFor us to show what can be achieved when adiverse group of passionate volunteercontributors from all over the world are fullyempowered and connected for the purpose ofcontinually innovating, supporting, and sharingour community powered software.
  16. 16. paul.orwig@opensourcematters.org

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