[CREATE] [LGF] Some goals, aims or objectives !
cbissuel at yagraph.org
Sat Jun 5 07:41:13 PDT 2010
I do agree with your view, and I do know that I won't achieve anything alone
or even with a small group of interested people...
So, ok, let's discuss it... To active contributors in LG projects :
- Do you find this LGA project useful, and why ?
- How would it be useful for you on a daily basis ?
- Said simply : Do you need a LGA, or is it a waste of time and energy in
your point of view ?
I'm convinced for myself (IMO, it's useful in a range of situations), but as
Greg said, we don't want to find ourselves int he desert with an empty
Please go on and comment !
2010/6/5 Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com>
> On 06/05/2010 04:19 AM, Camille Bissuel wrote:
>> So everyone agree with all this goals ?
>> I don't believe it !
>> There's another point to discuss too : when to start each goals ?
>> Louis have suggested to start a network and to wait to be ready to set up
>> any founding, which sound wise.
> I don't have any objections to these various proposals, but as we say in
> the US, it's hard to be against something that sounds like "Mom and apple
> Having been involved with a local group that began a nonprofit organization
> (this one for increasing awareness of stroke), we rather painstaking went
> through such a process of creating a charter, filing the appropriate papers,
> and eventually cranking it through the governmental approval process, and
> then found ourselves with a real organization having some really good ideas
> about what we wanted to do in the form of where we saw ourselves in the
> future, recognized as a source for various information, awash with the money
> that would surely come flowing in, which we would carefully dole out for a
> variety of worthy reasons.
> But then real reality hits, when you realize that all of this discussion,
> planning, and final agreements about the charter and so forth are the
> easiest part.
> As I mentioned in the BOF, we should also begin thinking about how it is
> that LGA justifies its existence. First and foremost, do we know that the
> major and minor projects think LGA is good for them? How? What would they
> see an LGA accomplishing that they can't do themselves? How are they willing
> to support LGA? Would LGA perhaps be some kind of threat to them? It's
> problematic if they might only see LGA as a source of money, but otherwise
> want to be left alone.
> And what would users appreciate about LGA? Especially considering that
> users are a large silent unseen body of people out there, this could be
> difficult to ascertain.
> Finally, what about donors? Donors who are constantly approached for
> donations, who must choose where to spread out those donations that they do
> make. There will be a certain amount of no-brainer donating that will come
> from many sources in small amounts, but clearly we have to seek out and
> satisfy the potential large donors, not just because of the amount of money
> they might donate, but more importantly the magnifying effect this would
> have. There is a reputation and attention that comes from getting a major
> donation from a Google, or who knows, maybe even an Oracle or Adobe. Smaller
> donors use these as cues that someone with the resources has vetted this
> organization and found it worthy. Likewise, getting smaller donations from
> well-respected open source foundations can be very valuable.
> You may think that this is too early to think about these issues, but if
> you don't you may find yourselves out in the desert with an empty tank
> before you realize it.
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