[Planning - Email #1] Internal Feedback VS Users' Feedback
amjjawad at gnome.org
Mon Aug 3 03:46:55 UTC 2015
As per the previous email , I now announce the starting of the planning
phase/stage for Ubuntu GNOME Wily Werewolf Cycle (15.10).
In this email, I will explain the differences between an internal feedback
from the leaders/drivers of the sub-teams, core members, active members,
newcomers of this community and between the feedback of our users.
Ubuntu GNOME consists of:
1. A Distribution (GNU/Linux) which is an official flavour of Ubuntu -
2. A Community/Team (people)  who are volunteers, working together
from different part of the world (using the Internet) to provide Ubuntu
GNOME as we all know it - Human or Non-Technical Side.
Within Ubuntu GNOME Community, these are the types of people:
1. Leaders: Tim is the co-founder, developer-lead and the highest
authority within this project. Ali (me) is the community-lead and the 2nd
2. Sub-Teams Leaders: Ubuntu GNOME had sub-teams  for a while now.
Each sub-team has a driver.
3. Core-members: Those who have proven record of contributions and
achievements. They're active more often than the rest.
4. Members: Those who contribute to Ubuntu GNOME in different areas.
Whatever feedback will come from the above 5 types, this is called:
Previously, I have created these 2 pages:
These are examples of 'Internal Feedback' :)
For many reasons, we didn't get the best out of the internal feedback
previously. Hopefully now and in the future, we shall learn from our
mistakes and improve ourselves by taking this more seriously.
Starting from this cycle (15.10), we shall ask our users for feedback at
the beginning of each cycle.
Our uses are the people who are using Ubuntu GNOME. After all, we're doing
what we do for them. They are definitely a priority but pleasing them all
is a way to failure so you all need to understand this as a fact. We do our
best to please the majority but we can't make everyone happy. Nothing is
This cycle (15.10), we have asked our users to share their feedback and
opinion about 14.04 LTS and 15.04 . They did share their opinion  and
I was very happy to see 500 of them did just that. Very amazing and thanks,
one more time, for everyone who took the time and sent his/her feedback.
Very impressive if you ask me.
*Internal Feedback VS Users' Feedback*
1. *Internal Feedback* refers to what we have done, as a team, during a
previous cycle. *Users' Feedback* refers to what our users have
experienced with Ubuntu GNOME previous releases (latest and LTS).
2. *Internal Feedback* means the mistakes we have done, things we have
failed to do, things we suppose to do, achievements to be proud of, etc.
Simply, an internal report of what we have done (good or bad) within the
previous 6-month (AKA Cycle). Which means, it's more focused on the
community rather than the system itself. *While* *Users' Feedback* means
everything related to the system itself as those who are using Ubuntu GNOME
would care less about who is the leader of A sub-team and who is the member
of B sub-team. What they usefully care about is what they have voted for
3. *Internal Feedback* is a chance for the team/community to learn from
the mistakes and improve the areas that need improvements, planning and
management and how to keep this team/community as good as possible with
less problems .. in short, maintain a healthy environment for everyone to
work together, voluntary, and enjoy at the same time. *Users' Feedback*
is a great chance to learn directly from the users (of Ubuntu GNOME) of how
they would like Ubuntu GNOME to be so they will/can enjoy it to the maximum
4. Both types of feedback are essential and needed, with each and every
cycle. You can't do one and ignore the other. Both complete each other.
5. *Internal Feedback* is what Ubuntu GNOME community/team should do or
be like. *Users' Feedback* is what Ubuntu GNOME distribution should
Again, pleasing everyone is *NOT* possible.
- We do have the Users' Feedback now. It is time to get the Internal
Feedback and move forward.
- A good example of what is required now is Tim's reply .
- Both types of feedback will be super helpful when it comes to planning.
Hope this was helpful!
 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2015-August/003369.html
 - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/SubTeams
 - https://ubuntugnome.org/feedback-time/
 - https://ubuntugnome.org/feedback-time-results/
 - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2015-August/003370.html
Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."
*http://kibo.computer <http://kibo.computer>* - http://torios.net - Ubuntu
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