|There's simply too much duplicate/unnecessary effort going on. If all lower level things would be made part of GNU instead of Gnome, it would be easier for other projects to use it as well, reducing duplicate effort.
Another optimization would be to merge organisational things (e.g. Gnome has its own l10n project, GNU has its own l10n project (which handles more than only GNU software)), further reducing unnecessary effort.
It's necessary to have a clear focus on what you want to accomplish, and to have clear information for potential contributors (a lot of suggestions don't arrive because there's no such thing as "feature requests" which can be found on SourceForge).
A clear organisation like putting all parts of it in a Savannah/SourceForge like system can also make a real difference. (It makes it easier to find the place to suggest things, to keep up-to-date with developments, to contribute.)
Just my $0.02, I really like both Gnome and GNU, and am happy using their software. Keep up the good work!
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