“Every role has purpose in its own context; those who set out to
achieve a goal, like producing complete server documentation, or
moderating a difficult mailing list (you know who you are 😉 ) or
translating a work into a new language, have no trouble identifying
their purpose. And there are essentially no limits on the goals one
can set for oneself in the project; we have community members
engaged in pretty much everything we do.
Nevertheless, there has been a shift in the nature of the
project, and that shift is not yet fully reflected in community
leadership. Specifically, our mission has shifted from being
defined by integration-and-delivery, to one that includes design
and development as well as integration and delivery.