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These are our [[Community Architecture|team]] goals for FY11 (March 2010 - February 2011).
  
These are our team goals for FY11 (March 2010 - February 2011).
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== Leading Red Hat's education strategy ==
  
As our goals change throughout the year, this page will be updated as warranted.
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The Community Architecture team is accountable for Red Hat's strategy in the intersection of [http://theopensourceway.org The Open Source Way] and educators and educational institutions.  Our multi-year goal is to build a community of practice in this space, establishing Red Hat as a thought leader and facilitator.  Furthermore, we should demonstrate a force-multiplied return on our investments, as professors and institutions with whom we work have the ability to impact multiple students over the course of many semesters and school years.
  
=== What are the core values our team provides to Red Hat? ===
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=== Professors' Open Source Summer Experience ===
  
* External evangelism
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[http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE POSSE] continues into its second year, with the following goals and metrics:
** The Open Source Way as a growing, living best practices manual that is referenced in all things Red Hat participates in, and as a hook for public speaking engagements.
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** CORP: Provide a voice for ''project marketing'', which complements the ''product and sales'' messages that Red Hat sends, especially around cloud and virtualization, and that is well-aligned with engineering and brand.
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** CORP: What to do with RHCE Loopback?
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* Internal evangelism
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** Orientation
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** The Open Source Way applied internally
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** Providing a catalyst or support for other teams, when needed.  A small service-like component to what we do.
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*** Sales, Brand, Fedora Project Leader
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* Fedora Project support
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** We still handle Fedora's worldwide budget for regional activities.
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** Leadership and health of numerous sub-projects within Fedora over time.
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* Red Hat's education strategy
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=== What changes does Max want to make? ===
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* Be on a pace to have a public-facing POSSE Alumni list containing at least 400 professors after 5 years of POSSE.
 
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** For tracking purposes, a reasonable metric is 50 after this year's POSSEs conclude, 125 after year 3, 250 after year 4, 400 after year 5.
* I want to seriously consider a plan for the gradual growth of this team.  We have a few opportunities that exist right now, and it would be useful to have a general vision for what we want CommArch to look like in 2 years.
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* I want to do a better job of encapsulating our education work, our Fedora work, and then having time to really figure out what else our team's big tent poles are.  We need to get to a place where Mel is doing 80% education and 20% Fedora, and where I am doing virtually nothing day to day in Fedora.  I have too many Fedora responsibilities, and I want to hand all of them off.  In short, I'd love to find someone for whom 80% of their job is "Take over everything that Max does in Fedora" and the other 20% is TBD.
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* We need a professional wrapper-sounding, Red Hat branded envelope to wrap all of our educational initiatives in.  A company with the size and social conscience of Red Hat should have an education strategy.  We have been developing and executing one, but it's time to solidify that and professionalize it a bit.
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=== Open Source in Education ===
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'''''FIXME -- Fancy high-level goal statement.'''''
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'''FIXME -- POSSE'''
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* Be on a pace to have a public-facing POSSE Alumni list containing at least 200 professors after 5 years of POSSE.
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* Solidify the Computer Science POSSE curriculum with 2010 POSSEs, and facilitate at least one inter-disciplinary POSSE as well.
 
* Solidify the Computer Science POSSE curriculum with 2010 POSSEs, and facilitate at least one inter-disciplinary POSSE as well.
 
* Establish metrics that can be tracked over time.
 
* Establish metrics that can be tracked over time.
 
** Conversion rate -- how many POSSE graduates go on to organize and/or teach a POSSE in the future?
 
** Conversion rate -- how many POSSE graduates go on to organize and/or teach a POSSE in the future?
 
** Attrition rate -- how many POSSE graduates are still teaching after X years, and how many are still teaching open source?
 
** Attrition rate -- how many POSSE graduates are still teaching after X years, and how many are still teaching open source?
* Build a roadmap for a POSSE Alumni Reunion.
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* Build a roadmap for a POSSE alumni reunion, which encourages further POSSE development, and is critical to the leveraged, yet managed, expansion of POSSE.
** Encourages further POSSE development, and is critical to the leveraged, yet managed, expansion of POSSE.
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** Given the long time cycle of academia, planning for this may occur during FY11 for an event during FY12.
 
** Given the long time cycle of academia, planning for this may occur during FY11 for an event during FY12.
* Continue to work with Pam Chestek in determining whether or not it is appropriate to pursue any trademarks.
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* Continue to work with Red Hat Legal in determining whether or not it is appropriate to pursue any trademarks.
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* Roll out some infrastructure that will facilitate registration, planning, and execution of POSSEs, which will lower the barrier to organization and make it easier for POSSE alumni to organize future POSSEs.
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* Produce swag as necessary.
  
'''FIXME -- Teaching Open Source'''
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=== Teaching Open Source community ===
  
* Step up Red Hat's participation here, with two aims:
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The [http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Main_Page TOS] brand provides Red Hat with a home base for its educational community efforts.  We want to grow that brand, with the following goals and metrics:
** Make it clear that Red Hat is a driving force in this community, and a thought leader in catalyzing projects and growing the community.
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* Solidify the infrastructure for this site, with an eye towards some light Red Hat branding, showing that we are a sponsor of the community.
** Inject some corporate urgency and speed into the slower-moving academic world.
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* Take stock of the endeavors that were proposed and started last year, and prune them, focusing only on the ones that have gained some community buy-in and provide value.
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* Re-focus the community as a place where open-source engaged professors come to gain efficient visibility and to collaborate with their peers.
 
* Re-focus the community as a place where open-source engaged professors come to gain efficient visibility and to collaborate with their peers.
 
* Convert at least 5 new opensource.com/education contributors from the TOS community.
 
* Convert at least 5 new opensource.com/education contributors from the TOS community.
* Implement a TOS Ambassadors program, which allows professors who find value in TOS to represent TOS and grow the TOS brand.
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* Implement a TOS Ambassadors program, which allows professors who find value in TOS to represent TOS and grow the TOS brand.  Have at least 5 talks given by members of the TOS community who are not Red Hat employees.
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* Produce swag as necessary.
  
'''FIXME -- Curriculum'''
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The team must measure and track the investments that it has made in educational activities.
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* Treat our university investments like a financial portfolio and track returns and prospects over time.
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* Establish guidelines for future investments.  Formalize and expand a model for giving small grants to professors or educational projects that drive our mission forward.
  
* Textbook
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=== Curriculum ===
** Alpha is complete by end of FY11 Q1.
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** Beta is complete by end of FY11 Q2.
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** Textbook being used in at least 3 live courses when 2010 school year starts (FY11 Q3).
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* RH007 opened, updated, localized, and being used.
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'''FIXME -- Comms'''
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==== Practical Open Source Software Exploration textbook ====
  
* http://opensource.com/education
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Continue the growth of the [http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Textbook_Project textbook project], with the following goals:
** Articles should generally rate as among the best, by whatever metrics OSDC uses to judge the success of the different channels.
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** By the end of FY11, Greg should only be producing 50% of the content.
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** Build a writer/contributor portfolio that demonstrates osdc/edu is a center of thought leadership in the space.
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'''FIXME --  University Portfolio'''
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* Alpha complete by the end of Q1, with use in 1 class.
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* Beta complete by the end of Q2, with use in at least 3 classes when 2010 school year starts, with no more than 75% of the textbook written by Red Hat.
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* Roadmap for 1.0 release at the end of Q4, incorporating feedback from all usage, with no more than 50% of the textbook written by Red Hat.
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* Roadmap for textbook community (instructor, student discussion forum) at the end of Q3.
  
* Treat our university investments like a financial portfolio and track returns and prospects over time.
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==== RH 007 ====
* Establish some guidelines for future investments.  Formalize and expand the professor grants idea.
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'''FIXME -- Fedora'''
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Pending the removal of all internal blockers, RH 007 should be given a proper open source license, and opened up as a [[SIGs/Education|Fedora Education SIG]] project with a roadmap for updates and localization.
  
* Maintain visibility in Fedora, and when we see places where tiny amounts of support from us can reinforce or encourage good ideas, provide those tiny amounts of support.  This is a visibility/influence play only.
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==== Fedora Scholarship ====
* [[Scholarship|Fedora Scholarship]] continues into its 4th year.  Minimal time investment. ''Now that I've written up an SOP - which can be completed by the next year - might it be possible to pass administration to Campus Ambassadors, with CommArch oversight? [[User:Mchua|Mel Chua]] 06:25, 8 April 2010 (UTC)''
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* Increase mentor and student presence in GSoC 2010 by 2x; use experience to evaluate with community further mentorship programs; CommArch team to consider moving this project to Education goals.
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* Summer Coding --> EXPAND ME.
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=== Project Building ===
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The [[Scholarship|Fedora Scholarship]] continues into its 4th year.  In this year, the administration of the project should be in the hands of either a community member, or a non-full-time team member, with the team continuing to provide oversight.
  
'''''Create, be, and be known for being a center of excellence on the following topics on the use, motivations, and characteristics of:'''''
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=== Thought leadership ===
* '''''Open source community building best practices other than participation in code development as presently done by Red Hat engineering.'''''
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* '''''Free distributions, their development communities, and their relationship to Red Hat's paid products and commercial value proposition.'''''
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'''Create a community health dashboard, reflecting the status of the communities that exists around key Red Hat initiatives.'''
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Develop [http://opensource.com/education opensource.com] as a platform for speaking in public about our education work, and its intersection with [http://theopensourceway.org The Open Source Way], with the following metrics:
* This project should be done in consultation with both RH and JBoss input.  Highlight projects that have been identified as critical to Red Hat, and provide analysis of the health of the communities around those projects to aid in decision making.
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* Articles should generally rate as among the best, by whatever metrics OSDC uses to judge the success of the different channels.
* Data driven benchmarking: include metrics of participation, statistical analysis, and deltas over time.
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* By the end of FY11, the team should only be producing 50% of the content.
* Work with (and contribute to) the [https://fedorahosted.org/ekg/ EKG project] and [http://github.com/mpdehaan/lookatgit lookatgit project], which are upstream tools for analyzing mailing lists and git repositories of projects.
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* Provide the team with a tool that can demonstrate the improvements in the communities in which we engage directly, as well as internal advocacy and exposure to the team's work.
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'''Working with Fedora contributors, provide vision and high-level management to create and track [[Statistics_2.0|the next generation of statistics]] for the Fedora community.'''
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=== Red Hat summer coding ===
* Integrate this work into the aforementioned dashboard.
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'''Continue development and promotion of [http://theopensourceway.org The Open Source Way].'''
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This summer marks the first session of Fedora [[Summer Coding 2010]], which has so far included:
* FIXME -- What's the expansion roadmap?
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* FIXME -- How do we incorporate video or audio, like a podcast on community best practices?
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* FIXME -- Integration with RHU, as an excuse to refresh some old RHU content and make it CommArch owned?
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'''Participate, and when possible, provide leadership and vision in key Red Hat projects, providing valuable services to our "internal customers".  Be internal advocates of the Community Architecture vision. Ensure that projects are built to handle new contributors.'''
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* 35+ students made 40+ application proposals
* FIXME -- Project Marketing for virtualization, cloud, management?
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* 30+ mentors
* FIXME -- Cloud and Fedora.  Amazon and deltacloud.
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* $15k in funding raised ($10K from Fedora Project edu budget, $5K from JBoss Community budget)
* FIXME -- Spacewalk, as a "for instance" of two birds with one stone.
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* 11 funded projects and 3 unfunded
* Expand and institutionalize an "open sourcing process" for use across Red Hat.
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'''FIXME -- Become a recognized expert on the impact that other Linux distributions have on Red Hat's business.  Do we still want this as a goal?'''
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The overall goals are:
  
===  Global Community Stewardship ===
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* Teach participation in open source directly to groups of worthy students, with a mentoring program in place that pairs students with projects in an immersive environment.
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* Increase awareness of Red Hat as a mentoring organization.
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* Improve processes, tools, and culture around mentoring new contributors in to Red Hat upstreams, Fedora Project and JBoss.org in particular.
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* Grow the program sponsorship and administration beyond Red Hat to ISV/IHV partners, academic organizations, and other institutions.
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* Make a strong brand connection for students between open source, Red Hat, and professional development.
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* Run two programs per year, because summer in one hemisphere is winter in the other.
  
'''''Maintain the overall health status and growth of the Fedora Project, encouraging minimal Red Hat touch in community leadership, except in the communities of greatest importance to Red Hat.  Provide leveraged development & marketing, and authentically spread the Fedora and Red Hat brands worldwide.'''''
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Project metrics:
  
'''Steward the [[Premier Fedora Events]], while encouraging community leadership, ownership, and accountability.'''
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* Growth rate of project ideas, students, proposals, mentors, and accepted projects.
* Ensure that 4 [[FUDCon|FUDCons]] are held in various regions (NA, [[FUDCon:Santiago_2010|LATAM]], [[FUDCon:Zurich_2010|EMEA]], India/APAC).
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* Increase in other sponsors, including providing administrative support.
* Ensure that at least 20 [[FAD|Fedora Activity Days]] are held around the world, with specific goals and deliverables.
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* Program admin 25% out of CommArch hands by winter 2010.
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* Program admin 50% out of CommArch hands by summer 2011.
  
'''Make Fedora Ambassadors as self-sufficient as posible.'''
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== Open Source evangelism ==
* Work with the [[Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee]] to manage a global events budget.
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Be a steward, proponent, and guiding compass in the role of [http://theopensourceway.org The Open Source Way] within the company, and in growing Red Hat's position as the world's trusted open source leader outside the company.
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=== External ===
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==== The Open Source Way ====
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Establish [http://theopensourceway.org The Open Source Way] as a growing, living best practices manual that is referenced in all things Red Hat participates in, and as a hook for public speaking engagements, with specific actions and goals:
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* Team members should reference TOSW in talks, and look for ways to draw connections to TOSW that are beyond only Red Hat or Fedora activities.
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* Balanced with the above, use TOSW as a starting point for Red Hat and Fedora project marketing efforts, which not only highlight TOSW but which also complement the product and sales messages that Red Hat sends.
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** In particular, focus on cloud and virtualization.
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* Grow a cadence of contribution to TOSW, with a small, but healthy mailing list and wiki editing community.
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** Develop a roadmap for what portions of TOSW need to grow.
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** Incorporate video, audio, or a podcast that can be part of TOSW brand.
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==== Metrics and statistics ====
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Lead an open, community-inclusive effort to identify a methodology for capturing and analyzing various streams of data that open source projects produce, with the following milestones, to be mostly completed in the Q2/Q3 timeframe:
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* Identify the sorts of statistics that are most useful to the [http://fedoraproject.org Fedora Project], including wiki edits, bug information, package updates, package ownership and maintenance, mailing list activity, etc.
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* Identify a data model, collection protocol, and query/reporting protocol that can be independently useful for multiple projects.
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* Work with the Fedora [[Infrastructure]] team to deploy this within Fedora, as a proof of concept.
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* Apply this to other communities that Red Hat and the Fedora Project are interested in, such as RPM, Deltacloud, Spacewalk, etc.
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=== Internal ===
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==== The Open Source Way ====
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Use [[new hire orientation]] as the first place to expose incoming Red Hatters to [http://theopensourceway.org The Open Source Way], and how it is applied internally.
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* Maintain our orientation materials in an internally-public place, and develop a roster of 2 or 3 Red Hatters who are capable of delivering the talk, thus cultivating leadership and ownership of the ideas outside of only this team.
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* When surveys are done regarding orientation, our team's sections should have the highest marks possible in terms of value to new hires.
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Complete, socialize, and institutionalize an "open sourcing process" for use across Red Hat when we release new code, documentation, content, etc. into the world.
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* This should have modules that cover engineering, press, legal, branding, etc.
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Develop a compliance training course for TOSW that can be part of the annual modules that employees are expected to complete.
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* Pitch the idea to the Red Hatters who are in charge of compliance training, and earn their buy-in.
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* Create a version of TOSW that fits into the model required, and has questions that can be tested.
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* Determine which groups of employees within the company should pilot this module, and make it happen.
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== Fedora Project stewardship ==
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The Community Architecture team contributes to the success of the Fedora Project, and ensures that the Fedora community is healthy.  The team's efforts within the Fedora Project are spent less on the technical aspects of the Fedora distribution, and more on supporting the inclusive infrastructure of participation that the Fedora Project aspires to, encouraging minimal Red Hat touch in community leadership.
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=== Sub-project leadership ===
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As needed, triage Fedora communities.  Fill leadership gaps, identify critical path, build up a community of leadership, and ultimately transition leadership to that community.
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==== Marketing ====
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The Fedora [[Marketing|Marketing]] team should be community-led early in the Fedora 14 release cycle.
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==== Ambassadors ====
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Make Fedora [[Ambassadors]] as self-sufficient as posible. When Fedora holds its 2011 elections for the [[Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee]], the only Community Architecture team members who should run for election are those who are (if applicable) specifically tasked with community leadership in specific regions of the world.
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* Work with the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee to manage a global events budget.
 
* Cultivate and support local leadership communities worldwide.
 
* Cultivate and support local leadership communities worldwide.
 
* Identify, encourage, develop, and engage with local community leaders.
 
* Identify, encourage, develop, and engage with local community leaders.
  
'''As needed, triage Fedora communities. Fill leadership gaps, identify critical path, build up a community of leadership, and ultimately transition leadership to a community member.'''
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==== Premier Fedora Events ====
* [[Marketing|Fedora Marketing]] is community-led early in the Fedora 14 release cycle.
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* Provide the equivalent of "general management" to [[Design|Fedora Design]] and [[Artwork|Fedora Artwork]].
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** Ensure they have a schedule integrated with the rest of Fedora.
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** Ensure they have a ticketing system and way of tracking work and prioritizing it.
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** Ensure that there are on-ramps for new contributors.
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** Forge connections to Red Hat's internal design and user experience teams.
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** Find, cultivate, and install community leadership.
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=== Individual ===
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Be a catalyst for [[Premier Fedora Events]], while encouraging community leadership, ownership, and accountability.
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* Ensure that at least 3 [[FUDCon|FUDCons]] are held in various regions, in which primary organizational responsibility is driven by local community members with financial support from Community Architecture.
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** Have a plan in place, with Red Hat resources, that will allow for 4 FUDCons in FY12+.
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* Ensure that at least 20 [[FAD|Fedora Activity Days]] are held around the world, with specific goals and deliverables.
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** Analyze the past two years of FADs, and make recommendations regarding what kinds of FADs are more or less successful, and how we can improve our success rate, and total number of FADs, over the course of 2 years.
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* Establish standard operating procedures around Premier Fedora Events, so that community members worldwide feel that they are empowered to organize events, attend events, make use of resources, and proactively provide value to different parts of the Fedora Project.
  
'''''Individual goals that don't fall into a specific category, but are still important.'''''
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=== Visibility ===
  
'''Assist and advise the [[FPL|Fedora Project Leader]].'''
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Team members maintain a presence in the Fedora community, since it is a focal lens for many projects that are important to Red Hat.
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* Keep up with [[FWN|Fedora Weekly News]], Planet Fedora, [http://lwn.net LWN], etc.
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* Participate in community events as members of the Red Hat Community Architecture team, as open source evangelists, and as Fedora Ambassadors.  Deliver an appropriately broad or narrow message, depending on our role at each event.
  
'''[[Accounting|Budget]], [[Community Architecture meetings|meeting]], and [[Community Architecture]] team leadership.'''
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== Other ==
  
'''Maintain an active blog (at least 50 substantive posts this year) that is aggregated on [http://planet.fedoraproject.org Planet Fedora] and other appropriate aggregators.'''
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There are several other goals that are general, and don't fit into any of the previously discussed buckets.
  
'''Maintain a presence in the Fedora community, since it is a focal lens for many projects that are important to Red Hat.'''
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=== Blogging ===
* Keep up with Fedora mailing lists, Planet Fedora, [http://lwn.net LWN], etc.
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* Participate in community events as members of the Red Hat Community Architecture team, as open source evangelists, and as Fedora Ambassadors.  Deliver an appropriately broad or narrow message, depending on our role at each event.
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Each team member authors a blog that is aggregated on [http://planet.fedoraproject.org Planet Fedora] and other appropriate aggregators (such as [http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Planet Planet TOS]).
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=== General management ===
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The team's manager is accountable for the [[Accounting|budget]], [[Community Architecture meetings|meetings]], and team leadership.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:07, 22 March 2011

These are our team goals for FY11 (March 2010 - February 2011).

Contents

[edit] Leading Red Hat's education strategy

The Community Architecture team is accountable for Red Hat's strategy in the intersection of The Open Source Way and educators and educational institutions. Our multi-year goal is to build a community of practice in this space, establishing Red Hat as a thought leader and facilitator. Furthermore, we should demonstrate a force-multiplied return on our investments, as professors and institutions with whom we work have the ability to impact multiple students over the course of many semesters and school years.

[edit] Professors' Open Source Summer Experience

POSSE continues into its second year, with the following goals and metrics:

  • Be on a pace to have a public-facing POSSE Alumni list containing at least 400 professors after 5 years of POSSE.
    • For tracking purposes, a reasonable metric is 50 after this year's POSSEs conclude, 125 after year 3, 250 after year 4, 400 after year 5.
  • Solidify the Computer Science POSSE curriculum with 2010 POSSEs, and facilitate at least one inter-disciplinary POSSE as well.
  • Establish metrics that can be tracked over time.
    • Conversion rate -- how many POSSE graduates go on to organize and/or teach a POSSE in the future?
    • Attrition rate -- how many POSSE graduates are still teaching after X years, and how many are still teaching open source?
  • Build a roadmap for a POSSE alumni reunion, which encourages further POSSE development, and is critical to the leveraged, yet managed, expansion of POSSE.
    • Given the long time cycle of academia, planning for this may occur during FY11 for an event during FY12.
  • Continue to work with Red Hat Legal in determining whether or not it is appropriate to pursue any trademarks.
  • Roll out some infrastructure that will facilitate registration, planning, and execution of POSSEs, which will lower the barrier to organization and make it easier for POSSE alumni to organize future POSSEs.
  • Produce swag as necessary.

[edit] Teaching Open Source community

The TOS brand provides Red Hat with a home base for its educational community efforts. We want to grow that brand, with the following goals and metrics:

  • Solidify the infrastructure for this site, with an eye towards some light Red Hat branding, showing that we are a sponsor of the community.
  • Re-focus the community as a place where open-source engaged professors come to gain efficient visibility and to collaborate with their peers.
  • Convert at least 5 new opensource.com/education contributors from the TOS community.
  • Implement a TOS Ambassadors program, which allows professors who find value in TOS to represent TOS and grow the TOS brand. Have at least 5 talks given by members of the TOS community who are not Red Hat employees.
  • Produce swag as necessary.

The team must measure and track the investments that it has made in educational activities.

  • Treat our university investments like a financial portfolio and track returns and prospects over time.
  • Establish guidelines for future investments. Formalize and expand a model for giving small grants to professors or educational projects that drive our mission forward.

[edit] Curriculum

[edit] Practical Open Source Software Exploration textbook

Continue the growth of the textbook project, with the following goals:

  • Alpha complete by the end of Q1, with use in 1 class.
  • Beta complete by the end of Q2, with use in at least 3 classes when 2010 school year starts, with no more than 75% of the textbook written by Red Hat.
  • Roadmap for 1.0 release at the end of Q4, incorporating feedback from all usage, with no more than 50% of the textbook written by Red Hat.
  • Roadmap for textbook community (instructor, student discussion forum) at the end of Q3.

[edit] RH 007

Pending the removal of all internal blockers, RH 007 should be given a proper open source license, and opened up as a Fedora Education SIG project with a roadmap for updates and localization.

[edit] Fedora Scholarship

The Fedora Scholarship continues into its 4th year. In this year, the administration of the project should be in the hands of either a community member, or a non-full-time team member, with the team continuing to provide oversight.

[edit] Thought leadership

Develop opensource.com as a platform for speaking in public about our education work, and its intersection with The Open Source Way, with the following metrics:

  • Articles should generally rate as among the best, by whatever metrics OSDC uses to judge the success of the different channels.
  • By the end of FY11, the team should only be producing 50% of the content.

[edit] Red Hat summer coding

This summer marks the first session of Fedora Summer Coding 2010, which has so far included:

  • 35+ students made 40+ application proposals
  • 30+ mentors
  • $15k in funding raised ($10K from Fedora Project edu budget, $5K from JBoss Community budget)
  • 11 funded projects and 3 unfunded

The overall goals are:

  • Teach participation in open source directly to groups of worthy students, with a mentoring program in place that pairs students with projects in an immersive environment.
  • Increase awareness of Red Hat as a mentoring organization.
  • Improve processes, tools, and culture around mentoring new contributors in to Red Hat upstreams, Fedora Project and JBoss.org in particular.
  • Grow the program sponsorship and administration beyond Red Hat to ISV/IHV partners, academic organizations, and other institutions.
  • Make a strong brand connection for students between open source, Red Hat, and professional development.
  • Run two programs per year, because summer in one hemisphere is winter in the other.

Project metrics:

  • Growth rate of project ideas, students, proposals, mentors, and accepted projects.
  • Increase in other sponsors, including providing administrative support.
  • Program admin 25% out of CommArch hands by winter 2010.
  • Program admin 50% out of CommArch hands by summer 2011.

[edit] Open Source evangelism

Be a steward, proponent, and guiding compass in the role of The Open Source Way within the company, and in growing Red Hat's position as the world's trusted open source leader outside the company.

[edit] External

[edit] The Open Source Way

Establish The Open Source Way as a growing, living best practices manual that is referenced in all things Red Hat participates in, and as a hook for public speaking engagements, with specific actions and goals:

  • Team members should reference TOSW in talks, and look for ways to draw connections to TOSW that are beyond only Red Hat or Fedora activities.
  • Balanced with the above, use TOSW as a starting point for Red Hat and Fedora project marketing efforts, which not only highlight TOSW but which also complement the product and sales messages that Red Hat sends.
    • In particular, focus on cloud and virtualization.
  • Grow a cadence of contribution to TOSW, with a small, but healthy mailing list and wiki editing community.
    • Develop a roadmap for what portions of TOSW need to grow.
    • Incorporate video, audio, or a podcast that can be part of TOSW brand.

[edit] Metrics and statistics

Lead an open, community-inclusive effort to identify a methodology for capturing and analyzing various streams of data that open source projects produce, with the following milestones, to be mostly completed in the Q2/Q3 timeframe:

  • Identify the sorts of statistics that are most useful to the Fedora Project, including wiki edits, bug information, package updates, package ownership and maintenance, mailing list activity, etc.
  • Identify a data model, collection protocol, and query/reporting protocol that can be independently useful for multiple projects.
  • Work with the Fedora Infrastructure team to deploy this within Fedora, as a proof of concept.
  • Apply this to other communities that Red Hat and the Fedora Project are interested in, such as RPM, Deltacloud, Spacewalk, etc.

[edit] Internal

[edit] The Open Source Way

Use new hire orientation as the first place to expose incoming Red Hatters to The Open Source Way, and how it is applied internally.

  • Maintain our orientation materials in an internally-public place, and develop a roster of 2 or 3 Red Hatters who are capable of delivering the talk, thus cultivating leadership and ownership of the ideas outside of only this team.
  • When surveys are done regarding orientation, our team's sections should have the highest marks possible in terms of value to new hires.

Complete, socialize, and institutionalize an "open sourcing process" for use across Red Hat when we release new code, documentation, content, etc. into the world.

  • This should have modules that cover engineering, press, legal, branding, etc.

Develop a compliance training course for TOSW that can be part of the annual modules that employees are expected to complete.

  • Pitch the idea to the Red Hatters who are in charge of compliance training, and earn their buy-in.
  • Create a version of TOSW that fits into the model required, and has questions that can be tested.
  • Determine which groups of employees within the company should pilot this module, and make it happen.

[edit] Fedora Project stewardship

The Community Architecture team contributes to the success of the Fedora Project, and ensures that the Fedora community is healthy. The team's efforts within the Fedora Project are spent less on the technical aspects of the Fedora distribution, and more on supporting the inclusive infrastructure of participation that the Fedora Project aspires to, encouraging minimal Red Hat touch in community leadership.

[edit] Sub-project leadership

As needed, triage Fedora communities. Fill leadership gaps, identify critical path, build up a community of leadership, and ultimately transition leadership to that community.

[edit] Marketing

The Fedora Marketing team should be community-led early in the Fedora 14 release cycle.

[edit] Ambassadors

Make Fedora Ambassadors as self-sufficient as posible. When Fedora holds its 2011 elections for the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee, the only Community Architecture team members who should run for election are those who are (if applicable) specifically tasked with community leadership in specific regions of the world.

  • Work with the Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee to manage a global events budget.
  • Cultivate and support local leadership communities worldwide.
  • Identify, encourage, develop, and engage with local community leaders.

[edit] Premier Fedora Events

Be a catalyst for Premier Fedora Events, while encouraging community leadership, ownership, and accountability.

  • Ensure that at least 3 FUDCons are held in various regions, in which primary organizational responsibility is driven by local community members with financial support from Community Architecture.
    • Have a plan in place, with Red Hat resources, that will allow for 4 FUDCons in FY12+.
  • Ensure that at least 20 Fedora Activity Days are held around the world, with specific goals and deliverables.
    • Analyze the past two years of FADs, and make recommendations regarding what kinds of FADs are more or less successful, and how we can improve our success rate, and total number of FADs, over the course of 2 years.
  • Establish standard operating procedures around Premier Fedora Events, so that community members worldwide feel that they are empowered to organize events, attend events, make use of resources, and proactively provide value to different parts of the Fedora Project.

[edit] Visibility

Team members maintain a presence in the Fedora community, since it is a focal lens for many projects that are important to Red Hat.

  • Keep up with Fedora Weekly News, Planet Fedora, LWN, etc.
  • Participate in community events as members of the Red Hat Community Architecture team, as open source evangelists, and as Fedora Ambassadors. Deliver an appropriately broad or narrow message, depending on our role at each event.

[edit] Other

There are several other goals that are general, and don't fit into any of the previously discussed buckets.

[edit] Blogging

Each team member authors a blog that is aggregated on Planet Fedora and other appropriate aggregators (such as Planet TOS).

[edit] General management

The team's manager is accountable for the budget, meetings, and team leadership.