Introducing the GNOME Foundation’s Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan

We are thrilled to share the GNOME Foundation’s Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan proposal, a roadmap that sets the stage for our collective journey towards a brighter, more sustainable future. This comprehensive plan encompasses our goals, priorities, and strategies aimed at propelling the GNOME ecosystem forward in an exciting new direction. This draft was created over a six-month period through a process that involved research, individual interviews, and group discussions with staff, board, and members. This draft has been reviewed by the Board and is now ready to share with the greater community.

We invite all members of our community to review this strategic plan, which outlines our vision for the next five years. Your insights, perspectives, and expertise are crucial as we move forward together. Your feedback will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of GNOME, ensuring that our work continues to empower our users worldwide and drive open-source innovation.

Please take the time to review the strategic plan and share your thoughts with us. Whether you’re a developer, designer, user, or advocate, your voice matters. Your input will be collected ahead of GUADEC, where we will provide additional opportunities to ask questions, give feedback, and offer ideas. Together we can create a stronger open source ecosystem that meets the diverse needs of our global community.

Read the Strategic Plan


Activate more diverse, under-served, female, transgender, and younger users and creators worldwide

With the background that it wasn’t possible to get the GNOME foundation to put out at least a statement for pride month or something within the last years, this statement raises eyebrows. This phrasing with that context also makes me feel like we are mainly seen as a useful resource for the foundation and nothing more.

Prevent staff burnout

It’s great that the foundation is taking care of itself. However, what about the people that make the GNOME project happen? Does the foundation have more in mind than “activating” them?