In other news, I’m working on a list of 2005 goals for the desktop project. It’s sometimes difficult to separate desktop goals from Gentoo-wide goals — perhaps I shouldn’t try. One is simply a subset of the other.
Gentoo does a great job of “microgoals” within individual projects, but it has trouble tying them together into distribution-wide “macrogoals.” As a result, a lot of times it seems as if we don’t have a cohesive vision to base our progress on. Improving that is a personal 2005 goal.
Over the next week or two, I’ll probably be writing more about how we can create cohesive goals and improve our development methods, and other, established open-source projects we can learn from, such as Mozilla and FreeBSD.