Re: Greatest Common Factor [Was: GNOME Nirvana]

<quote who="Luis Villa">

> On Wed, 2003-07-09 at 11:03, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > So, GCF means that we ask, "will this be immediately and commonly useful
> > to a majority of our user population?" That's all. There is nothing
> > complicated about it. It's just an extension of "good defaults and
> > sensible options".
> That's a perfectly fine way to think about it. Thanks for the
> clarification. It seems to me that we should really just use this or some
> variant on it instead of 'GCF.'

GCF provides the conceptual basis for real, solid goals. Once we have
personas, we'll want to satisfy the GCF of them, too. It applies to the
conceptual work we'll need to do on larger applications. It is also a strong
answer to "Lowest Common Denominator" arguments. It's not a complete "Grand
Unified Theory" of what we're trying to do, but it gets very close to it.

Express it differently, for sure, but let's not lose it.

- Jeff

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