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

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Feb 15 20:25:52 UTC 2016

Hallo Ingo,

On Monday, February 15, 2016 14:31:09 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> Hi Ingo,
> On Saturday, February 13, 2016 21:35:22 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > I think your concern is that the vision does not function as
> > differentiation from other free software communities. That's correct,
> > but setting KDE apart from other free software communities is not the
> > purpose of the vision. What differentiates us from other free software
> > communities is not our goal, but the way we want to reach (resp.
> > approach) this goal. And this way should be spelled out in the mission.
> Ok.
> I doubt anybody wants to fight about the definition, whether its the vision,
> or the mission, or the product vision, or vision+mission combined.
> What our group wants to have, is getting some more attention back to the
> products created by the KDE community.

IOW: it seems to me that our alternate vision draft is more a vision+mission ?

If so, I guess the introdcution statement is what is usually called "vision" ?

"KDE is a community of free software enthusiasts that strives to provide 
graphical user interfaces and applications for end-users for all types of 
computers across the device spectrum: desktops PCs, laptops, tablet, 
smartphones, etc.
We believe that software should be free and respectful of the privacy of our 
users. Our values are stated in the KDE Manifesto."

After all the discussions, I guess the manifesto doesn't really have to be 
mentioned there, since this is a separate issue ?


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