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

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Thu Feb 11 10:06:57 UTC 2016

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 10:08:19 PM Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 09, 2016 23:03:47 Sebastian Kügler wrote:
> > On Tuesday, February 09, 2016 23:15:21 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > > I'll also start a new sub-thread.
> > > Since this vision draft is very broad: what kind of projects do you
> > > consider  to be covered by this vision draft ?
> > > Or, the other way round, are there projects, or types of projects which
> > > you see as not part of this vision ?

I don't know what exactly you mean with "being covered by" or "see as part of 
the vision", but let's assume "projects that identify with the goals described 
in our vision.

> > Sure. Projects that use open source licenses for purely economical
> > reasons, or those that don't care about the user, or her privacy.
> >
> > A lot of it is about priorities, and the reason why people work on these
> > project, their goals.
> Let's get a bit more concrete.
> So I guess most GNU projects would fit ? Bash, gcc, emacs ?

GCC and Emacs (I couldn't find info about bash) require copyright assigment 
through a mandatory contributor license agreements *1. That would be against 
KDE's manifesto. It makes sense to work together, but we disagree about the 
how to do it.

> What about non-software projects like Project Gutenberg (free books),
> Jamendo  (free indie music), SubSurfWiki.org (free knowledge) ?
> Paraview (empowering students and scientists) ?

The draft states clear that we do Free software.

*1 https://gcc.gnu.org/contribute.html


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