it’s been a while since I didn’t participate to the community. Lack of time, and interests change. I’m less ans less interested by tech things, more and more by how people collaborate together. Thx to Ubuntu I became an agilist (Maybe I take the concept of Ubuntu to much at a first degree :p).
There’s few things I learnt during my journey.
First, to have enthousiasm, we need a vision. We need to know where we want to go, why we want to go. I remember the old days when @sabdfl published, the very day after a release, a blog post about the were, the why, the purpose of the next release journey, and the name of the release that which carried this objectives. This kind of stuff help me very much to say “Hey Hoy, I’m following you Captain!”.
Unfortunately, I find blogpost on your blog Mark, for few years.
I know your job as a CEO must be very hard, and Canonical does a very good job on Cloud, and IoT side, that allow Ubuntu to be a platform of choice for lots of workload, but if our Captain doesn’t share the vision, you know, People will always imagine the worst (The Johari’s Window model explain us that more an entity is open self, better is the communication).
Somewhere, I miss Jane, because she lets you be more present for us during the time when she was the CEO.
An other thing that’s missiong this days is the lack of Ubuntu’s summit. It was some great events to share the vision, had some feedback, and create engagement.
Leading an Open Organization like Canonical is difficult, but Canonical and Ubuntu’s Community need each others to grow, even if the community has changed, from desktop users and developers to platform users and developers.
To be brief, I think that our “Product Owner in chief” talk to us more often and reassures us
And thx to still be concerned by this wonderful project you found even if you’re more discret this days. This impact is so positive