[tor-dev] Tor Metrics Roadmap 2017/18

Georg Koppen gk at torproject.org
Mon Nov 20 12:03:00 UTC 2017

Karsten Loesing:
> On 2017-11-17 21:29, Georg Koppen wrote:
>> Karsten Loesing:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> we, the Tor Metrics Team, have finished writing our roadmap for the 12
>>> months between October 2017 and September 2018:
>>> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/raw-attachment/wiki/org/teams/MetricsTeam/metrics-team-roadmap-2017-11-17.pdf
>>> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/org/teams/MetricsTeam#RoadmapfromOctober2017toSeptember2018
>>> In the process of writing this roadmap we incorporated feedback from
>>> various people in the Tor community, including suggestions made on this
>>> list.
>>> And if something didn't make it on this year's roadmap, we made a note
>>> to reconsider in about a year from now.
>> Hm. There are teams like the Tor Browser people who are doing roadmaps
>> only from dev meeting to dev meeting, meaning for 6 months. Actually,
>> that 6 months or dev-meeting to dev-meeting roadmapping is exactly what
>> Isabela said we (should) do in
>> https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-project/2017-November/001564.html:
>> """
>> - Next Tor Meeting is arriving, we do the balance of what we have
>> finished, what we will carry on and start selecting tasks for the next
>> roadmap we will be building at the next Tor Meeting.
>> """
>> So I wonder how this fits into your model. I am especially concerned
>> about stuff that comes up at the next dev meeting that would be a
>> concern for the metrics team as it seems to me, reading what you wrote
>> above, that it would not be considered for the roadmap for the current
>> year but rather would have to wait for the year thereafter.
> I'm optimistic that we'd be able (and willing!) to make room for such needs.
> I just said (or meant to say) that we included some, but not all
> suggestions we received over the past few weeks, and that we're going to
> reconsider adding the ones we did not include now in next year's roadmap.
> Note that we picked 12 months as timeframe, not 6, because that seemed
> to make more sense at the time we started writing this roadmap in
> September 2017. The idea was to generate input for the fundraising team,
> and my understanding was that a 6 month timeframe wouldn't be enough for
> that.
> Hope this makes sense.

It does. Thanks for these clarifications.


>> Georg
> All the best,
> Karsten

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