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

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 10:59:26 UTC 2016

On Friday 05 February 2016 08:20:22 Martin Graesslin wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:10:27 AM CET Lydia Pintscher wrote:
> > The first draft reads as follows:
> > "KDE, through the creation of Free software, enables users to control
> > their digital life. KDE software enables privacy, makes simple things
> > easy and complex scenarios possible while crossing device boundaries."
> In the world of IT we see again and again the introduction of disruptive
> technologies which change the field of computing. In the past KDE as a
> community mastered some of them great, some of them badly. When KDE started
> the world was in the middle of the disruption known as the Internet. KDE
> handled it great. Today basically every person connecting to the Internet is
> using a KDE technology for that.
> The next disruption "mobile" wasn't handled well, though. We were years too
> late and still haven't really got there. From our hundreds of applications
> only 3 are available on the most important distribution channel for mobile
> application. We clearly missed this disruption.

I fear a part of the explanation is very simple and very sad...
the first time around every participant was young and willing to ride the 
change, today several generations are living together in KDE

Marco Martin

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