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

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Tue Feb 16 21:29:55 UTC 2016


On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 10:12:06 Mario Fux wrote:
> On Montag, 15. Februar 2016 21:25:52 CET Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > Hallo Ingo,
> 
> Morning Alex and Co
> 
> > 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."
> 
> As I see it the "graphical user interfaces and applications" (which is an
> enumeration of different paradigms/things anyway ;-) could/should be
> substituted with "software" and there would be an agreement more or less
> between the two groups.

Yes, the main difference is "software" vs. "software with a GUI".

Alex




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