Koha.org Desires Poll Results

Here are the results of the Koha Foundation Desires poll.

More than 75% of respondants support the Koha foundation/association doing these things:-

1. ensure the ongoing shared governance of the project = 32 out of 35 = 91.43%
2. owning koha.org = 16 out of 18 = 88.89%
3. secure the Koha name = 31 out of 35 = 88.57%
4. Kaitiaki (guardianship) role = 29 out of 35 = 82.86%
5. be owner of the copyright = 27 out of 35 = 77.14%

More than half want to see it do something about each of these six:-

6. user/developer conferences/user group meetings = 24 out of 35 = 68.57%
7. funding non sexy but highly necessary jobs such as revamping and optimising old code = 24 out of 35 = 68.57%
8. networking local associations (such as KUDOS, KohaLA) = 12 out of 18 = 66.67%
9. managed democratically by its member (Association more than Foundation) = 11 out of 18 = 61.11%
10. promote OSS solutions in libraries = 21 out of 35 = 60%
11. further development of features = 19 out of 35 = 54.29%

Less than half want these five tasks:-

12. usability/ accessibilty studies = 16 out of 35 = 45.71%
13. opensearchportal for all koha installs = 12 out of 35 = 34.29%
14. translations/localisation = 10 out of 35 = 28.57%
15. provide open source solutions for all tasks a library does daily = 10 out of 35 = 28.57%
16. back up your library technically. Local company/volunteers would do the rest = 9 out of 35 = 25.71%

Minority activities:-

17. selling an idea to libraries = 6 out of 35 = 17.14%
18. deployment/adoption in developing countries = 5 out of 35 = 14.29%
19. foster new businesses = 4 out of 35 = 11.43%
20. sure up old ones that might be in dire straits = 3 out of 35 = 8.57%

You can see the names given by the voters and who voted for what in the Koha Foundation Desires poll online.

I hope we’ll see the other, wider survey response before the general meeting in a couple of hours. The agenda for it is on wiki.koha.org.

If you’re involved with koha, I hope to see you there!

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