Tuesday February 24th, 2015 by Bj√∂rn Balazs
User Centric Development today follows a one way communication. Whenever developers need some information, they ask the users (neglecting the problem of reaching a representative sample of users here).
The other way around is much harder – users willing to contribute to a project have to use the tools that work for us, like IRC, bugtracker, forums or mailing lists. Unfortunately these tools are extremely discouraging for normal users.
We need to change this.
We do Free Software and we want and need users to actively participate in the ongoing development. It is the only way to create great products. We hence need new tools for participation, that are made for the need of normal users.
Help us to get there and sign and share the campaign to respect user rights.