Okay so the poll has closed as of 08.20 BST UK Time.
We had 35 responses! which is awesome especially since we’re a distributed and ansync community where roughly 10 people attend the community call regularly this means we at least reached some community members that don’t attend those calls.
I also think personally that the signal that all ideas got at least 1 vote means all ideas were good ideas and none of the below are ‘wasted’ ideas or thoughts. I’d like to see how we keep some of these ideas evolving as we collect efforts around the leading idea.
Our community choice leader is: ‘Open Source Design internship program. Collaborate with Outreachy or a similar OSS internship program to fund a ‘OSS Design’ specific program’ with 18 votes
Other topics got this many votes:
Sponsor designers to go to OSS conferences incl travel grants - 8 votes
Sponsor conferences on behalf of Open Source Design - 1 vote
Select jobs from jobs board to assign paid bounties to them for OSS designers to complete - 10 votes
Improve our jobs board design and code by paying people to improve the jobs board based off of research - 8 votes
Pay an accessibility organisation or freelancer to do an accessibility audit of opensourcedesign.net - 4 votes
Fund an online or hybrid in person Open Source Design Summit or conference - 11 votes
Pay for a freelancer or org to investigate ‘infrastructure for designers in OSS’ e.g. tooling and processes for open source design - 4 votes
Pay to support researchers looking at FLOSS and design that is linked to our group interests - 8 votes
Screenshot of the poll questions on the Open Source Design NextCloud account
So In the coming days I will open up a thread on the forum and propose a way of following up on the discussions around our leading idea around supporting internships/fellowships for designers in OSS. Just remember that even though we mentioned ‘like outreachy’ we don’t have to commit to that as the process and we can now start discovering whether that is what the community agrees on or wants.