[Freedombox-discuss] Goals for 2019

Danny Haidar haidar at freedomboxfoundation.org
Fri Feb 15 20:42:35 GMT 2019

Hi Everyone,

2019 is here, and our team of contributors has been working at a steady
pace to meet our goals for the Buster release. In the past month, we’ve
discusses our goals for FreedomBox on GitLab and conference calls. From
these conversations, it’s clear to me that everyone has some priorities
for 2019.

That’s good, because we have a lot to do this year. And the year will
disappear if we let it. I talked with Sunil and Joseph about this, and
we agreed that it’s a good idea to clearly identify our goals for 2019
and create some timelines. 2019 can be the year that we overcome some
stubborn challenges, but only if we make a plan and stick to it. Though
many of us know our priorities as individuals, the process of setting
goals and timelines should be a community activity. All contributors
should be part of the goal-setting process, and, after it's done, I hope
we can commit to a shared set of goals.

To all of our contributors and developers, what do you want our team to
do in 2019? What features should we add? What features should we
improve? What are your priorities for development in 2019? While these
questions are mainly directed at developers and contributors, users are
welcome to reply too.

A good place to start is the summary of the FreedomBox Foundation
Summit, which was held in November 2018. The summary document lists the
goals which we set at the Summit. You can download the document here:

Please feel free to email your feedback in this thread or to me
privately at <haidar at freedomboxfoundation.org>. I will be organizing all
responses in a document for our team to review. If you want your
feedback to be anonymous, just let me know and I won’t attach your name
to anything.

Let’s take the next week to brainstorm and submit ideas. On our
community call on Sunday, February 24th at 17:00 UTC, I’ll share the
feedback I’ve received, and we’ll discuss our goals, set priorities, and
try to come to a consensus.

Nine years after Eben Moglen delivered “Freedom in the Cloud,”
FreedomBox has become a thriving ecosystem with a lot of moving parts.
Our challenges aren’t small, but they also aren’t insurmountable. We can
meet our goals if we agree to push forward together. Thus, my main goal
for this process is to achieve consensus. If we can do that, then 2019
will be a year to be proud of.

Let me know your goals for 2019. I look forward to discussing on
February 24th!


Danny Haidar*
Vice-President for Product & Development
FreedomBox Foundation

* Not admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction.
Nothing in this email constitutes legal advice.
I cannot establish any attorney-client relationships.

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