[kde-community] Differences between proposed vision drafts (or "inclusive" vs "focused")

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at kde.org
Thu Feb 4 14:15:58 UTC 2016

On Thursday, February 4, 2016 7:52:34 AM CET Alexander Dymo wrote:
> Focused does not mean exclusive. Every technology (and not only
> technology) that gets us to the point where all users use KDE shells
> and apps (because of their superiority) is welcome. IMHO, of course.

sorry, but I cannot follow you. What you wrote here is inclusive again. So 
what you want now: focus on a technology or being inclusive to everything?

> Another point is that not everything needs to be built in house. When
> I started free software development, it was harder for independent
> small projects to survive. It was much better for them to join the big
> groups, like GNU, GNOME, KDE, etc. Now this is not the case. So I'd
> expect some of the technologies that KDE can use to be actually
> developed elsewhere.

And here you basically say any development on new technologies should happen 
outside of KDE. Which is pretty excluding and contradicting to what you write 

To me this is really confusing as I don't see how that can aid us in finding a 

Further clarifications are appreciated. Right now I'm more confused than 


> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 12:53 AM, Martin Graesslin <mgraesslin at kde.org> 
> > On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 11:44:35 PM CET Alexander Dymo wrote:
> >> I reread both drafts and realized that people who have not
> >> participated in the development of these proposals might miss the
> >> important difference between them.
> >> 
> >> The Lydia & Co see KDE providing users free software to manage any
> >> aspect of their digital life: GUI environments, applications (GUI and
> >> not), knowledge management systems, etc.
> >> 
> >> The AlexN. & Co see KDE providing users free GUI environments and
> >> applications that work on any computing device: desktop, laptop,
> >> tablet, smartphone, or any other device present and future.
> > 
> > may I ask where the focused group sees the future in a world beyond GUI,
> > I'm thinking of areas like:
> > * speech recognition (e.g. KDE Lera)
> > * IoT
> > * Sensors (think of the old joke of "Focus Follows Mind", but we're almost
> > there)
> > 
> > Cheers
> > Martin
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