[Planning - Email #5] Ubuntu GNOME Community version 2.0

Ali/amjjawad amjjawad at gnome.org
Tue Aug 4 08:42:08 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,

This is the 5th email that is a part of the planning phase/stage for Ubuntu
GNOME Wily Werewolf (15.10) Cycle.

Q: What is Ubuntu GNOME Community version 1.0 ?
A: Simply, it is what this project has for 2 years now from 2013 until now.

Q: Okay, then what about version 2.0 ?
A: I'll explain my vision and plan in details here :)

*My Plan and Vision for version 2.0*

*Part A: Ubuntu GNOME Community Structure:*
Please, see this draft

   - *Leaders*: Those are the pillars of this project and community.
   Without them, it's nearly impossible, at least for now, to continue. Ubuntu
   GNOME has 2 leaders, *Tim* is the co-founder of Ubuntu GNOME and the
   technical/developer lead. *Ali* is the architect and the community
   builder/lead. They both complete each other and together, they simply
   manage Ubuntu GNOME and make sure it remains alive, the way everyone sees
   it now.
   - *Sub-Teams Leaders/Drivers*: Ubuntu GNOME has sub-teams [1]. Each
   sub-team has a driver/leader. Each sub-team is dedicated to one and only
   area. More information can be found here [2]. Both Leaders and sub-teams
   drivers form the driving force for Ubuntu GNOME both the system and the
   - *Core Members*: To become a core member, you should meet 5
   1. You should be around for 2 cycles (12 months) minimum.
      2. Very active.
      3. Proven record of contributions.
      4. Visible achievements.
      5. Preferred but not a must: either Ubuntu and/or GNOME official
   - *Members*: To become a member, you need to meet 3 requirements:
   1. You need to be around for 1 cycle (6 months) minimum.
      2. Active.
      3. Have contributions
   - *Newcomers*: Anyone who would like to join Ubuntu GNOME and help.

*Target*: By achieving the above structure, part A will me marked as
successfully implemented. This is the first and the most important step to
move from version 1.0 to version 2.0.

*Part B: Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams Internal Structure:*
By achieving:

   - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2015-August/003393.html
   - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2015-August/003392.html

We shall accelerate the upgrade process. It is very important to have a
solid foundation to build or enhance the building. We do have a good
foundation but it is not yet solid enough for such move. We should be at
95% ready at least so we can safely move to version 2.0 and yes, it is not
going to happen over night, that's for sure.

*Part C: Ubuntu's Philosophy and Team Work.*
It is very important to to apply the philosophy of Ubuntu[3]:

*"I am what I am because of who we all are."*

And, also to apply:

*"All of us are smarter than anyone of us."*

By applying these two concepts, we shall be a team of quality and by time,
gain quantity. It means we will become very powerful in many areas. It's
also mean if one of leaders, drivers and/or core members is/are away, the
entire team and project won't be affected. So far, we haven't reached that
level but I can see we're trying so that's the good encouraging part.

*Part D: Understanding the whole concept:*
If we understand all the above, then we're only one step away from
upgrading and moving to Ubuntu GNOME community version 2.0 and without this
step/part, it won't be possible to move.
We all need to understand that Ubuntu GNOME is a community project, not a
one-man project. Everything in this universe, if it won't evolve, it will
remain as it is. Chances are high it might die and vanish by time. Ubuntu
GNOME is no exception. If we shall not improve ourselves and eventually our
system, we will start to feel bored and that will create a deadly routine.
If that happens, people will lost the interest to carry on and therefore,
Ubuntu GNOME, sooner or later, will die both as a community and as a
Thus, this email and the idea discussed in this long email is very much
needed, IMHO.

*Part E: The Go Signal:*
This is the final part. If we managed to reach this part/level, it means
we're an official announcement away.

*Q:* How to hit this level/part?
*A: *By the successful completion of Part A, B, C and D.

I don't want to push nor insist. If we're 90% ready, I'd hold and wait
until we're, minimum, 95% ready for it.

90% is a very high figure indeed. But 10% is also a high chance for failure
if you ask me. I can't take that risk at all.

*So, ladies and gentleman, finally I managed to share my vision and plan
and to discuss version 2.0 of Ubuntu GNOME Community with all of you :)*

I had this in mind for a while but we were not ready for such discussion.
The previous 4 emails:

   - 1st email:
   - 2nd email:
   - 3rd email:
   - 4th email:

Were the greatest motivation for me to share my thoughts about version 2.0

Now, the entire picture is complete.

Thank you!

[1] - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-gnome/2015-August/003392.html
[2] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/SubTeams
[3] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28philosophy%29

Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."

Best Regards,
Ali/amjjawad <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad>

*http://kibo.computer <http://kibo.computer>* - http://torios.net - Ubuntu
GNOME <http://ubuntugnome.org/>
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