[kde-community] finding a clear vision for KDE - second draft for discussion
neundorf at kde.org
Mon Mar 7 20:43:38 UTC 2016
On Thursday, March 03, 2016 04:46:20 Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> replying on phone. blame faulty text completion/correction for any rudeness!
> On Feb 29, 2016 5:40 PM, "Alexander Neundorf" <neundorf at kde.org> wrote:
> > Can we express the "not be at the mercy of some company" clearer than
> > "have full control" ?
> But then you have to spell it all out - it isn't just about companies but
> governments, heck even individuals or charities...
now that is an interesting point, being independent from governments.
More and more services of (local or national) governments are offered online.
Just as on example, assume that some documents would be only available as pdf.
You need at least a device, an operating system, a pdf reader.
Or other stuff, communicating only via some network service (email ?), sending
in documents in some specific format, etc., etc.
So IMO it should be a goal of a government to enable their citizen to use
those services using software which is free of cost (at least for their
citizen), and without having to rely on some company. There are two obvious
ways to achieve that: software development done by the government, and
development of free software supported/paid for by the government.
I think "sustainability" describes the concept I have in mind: something which
works at some point in time and you can rely on that it will also work in the
Don't know how to put that into a vision, maybe something like "a sustainable
ecosystem of software/technology/... which gives everyone full control over
their digital life" ?
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