Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Re: User Advocacy in Ubuntu

On 17 December 2013 20:23, Benjamin Kerensa <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> I'm hoping to solicit feedback on this proposal and the idea of having a
> feedback tool built into Ubuntu.
>

(Advance warning: some blunt sentences)

Wasn't this the purpose of Brainstorm, which was closed earlier in the
year? How would an advocacy group produce a different result than
Brainstorm in producing "popular" ideas that are ignored or judged as
against the desired Ubuntu direction?

I'd also suggest a very good place to get feedback would be the Ubuntu
Forums which until recently pointed out that "developers don't read
these forums" - although this text has changed I haven't seen any
developers posting there.

How about consolidating existing aspects rather than perpetuating a
NIH approach?

WRT a "feedback" tool, how about a link to a section on the forum
called - I don't know - "feedback" ? Then others can chime in with
comments, criticisms, refinements, solutions, etc. rather than having
a closed system? Or a dedicated web application with voting system so
popular items can get more exposure - like the old Brainstorm system?
Wait... :D

J

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