[kde-community] finding a clear vision for KDE - an alternative draft for discussion

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 10:17:27 UTC 2016

On donderdag 4 februari 2016 07:45:54 CET Martin Graesslin wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:05:20 PM CET Alexander Neundorf 
> > We are happy to get comments or any other feedback on this draft, and 
> > are looking forward to a lively and constructive discussion about the
> > future of KDE.
> I'm sorry to say, but I don't see any vision in your document. What is the
> essence I should grasp from reading that document? The one thing which 
> community can combine and rally behind it? What I see instead are various
> goals/missions which I think would be covered by the vision draft shared by
> Lydia.
> So can I have a TLDR of your vision statement?

KDE is an end-user focused, openly governed community of free software 
enthusiasts that strives to provide graphical user interfaces and applications 
for end-users for all types of computers across the device spectrum: desktops 
PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.

We believe that software should be free and respectful of the privacy of our 
users. Our values are stated in the KDE Manifesto.

That seems a decent TLDR. In bullet points:
* end user focus
* open government
* GUI applications for device spectrum
* privacy

This would put focus on developing Plasma, the various Applications and the 
Frameworks. Things like ownCloud, WikiFM, OCS or Kolab are relevant as far 
as desktop/application integration is concerned, but not core part of the KDE 

Note that I'm not arguing for or against this, just trying to answer your 

> Cheers
> Martin

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