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

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Wed Feb 17 18:37:07 UTC 2016

On Wednesday 17 February 2016 12:46:26 Thomas Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Dienstag, 16. Februar 2016 21:20:25 CET Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> > I think it could be stated more gracefully. How about:
> > 
> > KDE aspires to a world where all users of our technology experience
> > freedom, privacy and control over their digital lives.
> But doesn't that mean we don't care how many users we have, as long as
> those users have freedom, privacy and control? I don't see much
> ambition in this, to be honest. It sounds like "Hey, let's improve
> the lives of a tiny niche of people!" to me.

I had very similar thoughts when I read the above. I immediately thought 
"No, I don't want only all users of _our_ technology to enjoys freedom, 
etc." I want all 7+ billion human beings living on this planet 
(including the ISS) to enjoy freedom, privacy and control.

Also, yesterday, after thinking again about what Alex asked/wrote, I 
wondered whether

"KDE creates technology for a world in which everyone has freedom,
privacy and control over their digital life."

isn't a conflation of vision and mission. I wondered whether the actual 
vision isn't just the second part, i.e. "a world in which everyone has 
freedom, privacy and control over their digital life", and whether "KDE 
creates technology to enable everyone resp. the users of our technology 
to enjoy or experience this freedom, etc." isn't already part of our 
mission. Just wondering (and maybe repeating myself :-)).

> > Short version:
> > 
> > KDE: freedom, privacy, control of your digital life
> I do like the short version,

Me too.

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