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

Alexander Dymo alex at alexdymo.com
Fri Feb 5 22:54:31 UTC 2016


A couple of years ago everybody though people will do all their tasks
through the web browser. That turned out not to be the case.
Applications made a huge comeback to mobile, and now to desktop. I
agree with AlexN that this is where KDE's opportunity lies. Not in a
cloud, not in knowledge management. It's here, in app development, the
area of our expertise.

PS: not to say we should ignore the cloud. There are myriad of ways of
integrating with cloud services which individual apps should
definitely explore and implement.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:44 PM, Alexander Neundorf <neundorf at kde.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> ...
>> Thus now my question: How will this vision provide us guidance for the next
>> disruption? How will we be able to use this vision to be a leader in the
>> next disruption? Please explain why you think that the vision will help in
>> the next disruption. If you don't think that the vision is for that please
>> also explain why you think that. E.g. if you think we shouldn't care about
>> the next disruption, please explain the reasoning for it.
>
> just answering for myself: for me, KDE actually doesn't have to be the leader
> in the next disruption. For me, it is ambitious enough to become the leader in
> a defined, but still wide area. Also in the future there will be the need for
> local GUI software on normal PCs, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, maybe
> projected interfaces. I want KDE to stay focused on that for now, this is
> where we have expertise, we don't need to throw that away.
> Once such local software is not needed anymore (will that happen ? I don't
> know), something will happen with KDE. Either it will fade away, or it will
> have slowly shifted by itself into some new direction. As I wrote, this draft
> is not for eternity, it gives a focus for today.
>
> And today, I still see so much work to do for the next few years. I don't want
> us to give up on mobile. I have an awful mix of various apps on my personal
> tablet/smartphones. We as KDE can do so much better than that: free software,
> no ads, consistent user interfaces, reliable quality, etc.
>
> Alex
>
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