cvs commit: www organization.html

jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Mar 14 16:43:52 PST 2004


jeroen      04/03/14 17:43:52

  Modified:    .        organization.html
  Log:
  Fixed organization again
  
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  RCS file: /home/cvsroot/www/organization.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.3
  retrieving revision 1.4
  diff -u -r1.3 -r1.4
  --- organization.html	15 Mar 2004 00:36:32 -0000	1.3
  +++ organization.html	15 Mar 2004 00:43:51 -0000	1.4
  @@ -68,16 +68,16 @@
   <h2>Preface</h2>
   
   <h3>Purpose of the LFS Organization Documents</h3>
  -	<p>Present the goals, strategies, scope, bounds and logistics that govern the implementation of the "Linux From Scratch" projects.
  +	<p>Present the goals, strategies, scope, bounds and logistics that govern the implementation of the "Linux From Scratch" projects.</p>
   
   <h3>Background</h3>
  -	<p>In the third quarter of 2003, various community members identified problem symptoms in the "Linux From Scratch" project.  The symptoms included lack of recent substantial progress, text and commands "out of sync" for an extended period, loss of enthusiasm by project members, loss of personnel resources, end-user involvement reduced, some user code/text contributions lost, apparent lack of planning, uncertainty as to what the project product is.
  -	<p>Since the LFS effort is founded upon an "all volunteer" force, symptoms like the above are quite serious and cause for immediate remedial action. The first step was a review of all the pertinent posts from the various "volunteers", and others, and an attempt to identify valid criticisms.
  -	<p>Causes of symptoms, bandied about and discussed, included authority too centralized, no public roadmap, (apparent) lack of organization, poor use of resources/tools, ineffective leadership, insufficient public credit, new printed book efforts consumed resources, project outgrew previous methods, contributions handling too informal.
  -	<p>After due consideration, it was felt that the cause underlying all issues was that the project had grown so that "shepherding" of the project, which had served in the past, was no longer sufficient.
  -	<p>Therefore, an organization was established and documents appropriate to the management and maintenance of the organization and project were generated and published. The purpose is to help retain the "all volunteer" nature by rectifying issues that might drive people away from the project.
  -	<p>These documents, including sections "Scope", "Bounds", "Objectives", "Strategy", and "Logistics", provide common and public project direction, principals guiding decision-making, foundation tenets for team activities, and are used to determine appropriateness of decisions and activities.
  -	<p>Other needed documents, based on the tenets established in those documents mentioned above, will be generated and made publicly available to provide guidance to the organization, its activities, and goals. These additional documents will include such things as "LFS Organization", "LFS Roadmap" and documents appropriate to each team in the organization as are needed to effect a "Mission Statement" for that team. Further information deemed necessary to accomplish the goals of the LFS project will be provided as it is identified.
  +	<p>In the third quarter of 2003, various community members identified problem symptoms in the "Linux From Scratch" project.  The symptoms included lack of recent substantial progress, text and commands "out of sync" for an extended period, loss of enthusiasm by project members, loss of personnel resources, end-user involvement reduced, some user code/text contributions lost, apparent lack of planning, uncertainty as to what the project product is.</p>
  +	<p>Since the LFS effort is founded upon an "all volunteer" force, symptoms like the above are quite serious and cause for immediate remedial action. The first step was a review of all the pertinent posts from the various "volunteers", and others, and an attempt to identify valid criticisms.</p>
  +	<p>Causes of symptoms, bandied about and discussed, included authority too centralized, no public roadmap, (apparent) lack of organization, poor use of resources/tools, ineffective leadership, insufficient public credit, new printed book efforts consumed resources, project outgrew previous methods, contributions handling too informal.</p>
  +	<p>After due consideration, it was felt that the cause underlying all issues was that the project had grown so that "shepherding" of the project, which had served in the past, was no longer sufficient.</p>
  +	<p>Therefore, an organization was established and documents appropriate to the management and maintenance of the organization and project were generated and published. The purpose is to help retain the "all volunteer" nature by rectifying issues that might drive people away from the project.</p>
  +	<p>These documents, including sections "Scope", "Bounds", "Objectives", "Strategy", and "Logistics", provide common and public project direction, principals guiding decision-making, foundation tenets for team activities, and are used to determine appropriateness of decisions and activities.</p>
  +	<p>Other needed documents, based on the tenets established in those documents mentioned above, will be generated and made publicly available to provide guidance to the organization, its activities, and goals. These additional documents will include such things as "LFS Organization", "LFS Roadmap" and documents appropriate to each team in the organization as are needed to effect a "Mission Statement" for that team. Further information deemed necessary to accomplish the goals of the LFS project will be provided as it is identified.</p>
   
   <h2>Scope</h2>
   	<p>"Linux From Scratch" (LFS) will educate Unix/Linux users about considerations, decisions, components and commands used to build a working GNU/Linux system, using program sources and a GNU/Linux host platform. The target audience is "intermediate-to-advanced" users of UNIX/Linux. Tools include publications and support via the internet.</p>
  @@ -100,9 +100,9 @@
   		<li>more educated about the toolchain they are using,</li>
   		<li>more prepared for independent advanced efforts.</li>
   	</ul>
  -	<p>A usable GNU/Linux platform, constructed by the user, that allows them to pursue additional functionality and continue their educational trek.
  -	<p>High-quality on-going support and services, such as a friendly and informative web site, problem-resolution assistance and certain discussion forums that promote the on-going development and enhancement of the LFS experience and products.
  -	<p>All of the above produced by a force of "volunteers" that are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and remain with the project for a long time.
  +	<p>A usable GNU/Linux platform, constructed by the user, that allows them to pursue additional functionality and continue their educational trek.</p>
  +	<p>High-quality on-going support and services, such as a friendly and informative web site, problem-resolution assistance and certain discussion forums that promote the on-going development and enhancement of the LFS experience and products.</p>
  +	<p>All of the above produced by a force of "volunteers" that are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly, and remain with the project for a long time.</p>
   
   <h2>Strategy</h2>
   	<p>Briefly, the goal is a user that is more informed about:</p>
  
  
  



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