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

Alexander Dymo alex at alexdymo.com
Fri Feb 5 14:40:21 UTC 2016

Answering the first part of your email:

Vision and mission would help us determine whether the project that
wants to join KDE shares the same goals and follows the same path. You
can satisfy all the requirements in the manifesto, but still be a bad
candidate for a KDE project. As the extreme example, one could fork
Plasma and want to join KDE. There are less extreme cases.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Riccardo Iaconelli <riccardo at kde.org> wrote:
> On Friday, February 05, 2016 08:01:49 AM Alexander Dymo wrote:
>> As Lydia put it, it will be a <cite>clear frame of reference to make
>> choices in</cite>.
> No way.
> Quoting Ben Cooksley:
> This criteria has already been laid out by the KDE Community, in a
> document called the Manifesto.
> It lays out fairly clearly what the project acceptance requirements are.
> The fact that someone might want to define the criteria for accepting
> new projects within a vision goes contrary to what most people would
> define as a vision (usually an overarching direction they want to go
> in rather than the details of how to go about it, which is what the
> criteria would be).
> Let me also add a couple more questions:
> * What would happen to existing KDE projects which are not compatible with
>  your vision?
> * What about projects which start within a KDE project but later fork off as
> separate? (e.g. an extension developed within WikiToLearn)
> * I'd also like to see what you expect sysadmin to do (as ultimately they'll
> end up doing this removal, should it end up being necessary).
> I think that your answers to this will crucial to understand the consequences
> of what we're doing.
> Bye,
> -Riccardo

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