A few months ago I wrote an essay on software development planning in FOSS projects. It tries to answer the following questions:
- Why has nobody fixed this issue yet?
- Why wasn’t I consulted about these changes?
- How I can influence what is worked on?
Some parts of the essay are specific to Wikimedia but I hope it can also be useful for other communities. It is published under CC BY-SA 3.0 so feel free to remix.
If you have a similar document for your project, please feel free to share a link in the comments.