Request For Comments: blueprint around Ideastorm idea

Todd Deshane deshantm at
Sun Sep 16 05:52:36 UTC 2007

On 9/15/07, Nicolas Deschildre <ndeschildre at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I have been drafting a blueprint around Dell's Ideastorm idea.
> Considering that the current means to get user wishes feedback is not
> really good (see discussion in the blueprint) and considering
> Ideastorm success for Dell, i was thinking of using this idea to
> assess the user wishes.
> Right now, when a user want to post a wish about ubuntu, where does he
> go? He goes to forums, where its posts is quickly lost in the mass. Or
> *if he know about it*, he goes to the bug report (bug! Not obvious!)
> to post a wish. But this wish report hardly represent the size of the
> wish.
> Is only one person interested by this wish, or thousands? or more?
> Consequently there is no real means to assess *quantitatively* and
> *effectively* the users wishes and needs.
> Thus the main guidelines of ubuntu development does not optimally
> match the users demand.
> Considering this, my blueprint try to propose a solution based on
> Ideastorm idea, and reusing Launchpad framework.
> Here it is :
> I would really appreciate any comments on this, and you are welcome to
> do some modifications you think appropriate. Especially I'd like to
> hear from Launchpad guys about the possible implementation of the
> spec.
I like the sounds of this idea, but I don't know how difficult it
would be to implement it.

I think there are some nice side benefits: awareness of launchpad (for
example if a feature is drawing enough attention then it will get
people to request it on launchpad, especially if it is a known way to
get support on something), more launchpad users in general also means
more bugs are reported to the right places and not in forums and blogs

If this idea could help launchpad awareness, I think that would be
good in general. Is it the best way to do that?... maybe...


> Thanks!
> Nicolas Deschildre
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