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

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Mar 7 20:45:52 UTC 2016

On Saturday, March 05, 2016 11:18:47 Stephen Kelly wrote:
> Jos Poortvliet wrote:
> > Just think about neon - make a list of 5 reasons why it shouldn't be a KDE
> > project, easy. But then look at the vision: does it help people (a certain
> > group, in this case, Ubuntu users) achieve and more control over their
> > privacy, their desktop etc? It does, so, while we can and should have more
> > criteria than 'just' a vision, it IS something which binds us.
> This part of your email seems really out of scope to me.
> A vision is not a tool. It is especially not a tool for deciding things
> like whether something fits in KDE. Look to a mission for that. The vision
> should be 'useless' and 'not helpful to decide anything at all'.
> It should not 'define what KDE is' or be helpful for defining that, or
> anything along those lines.
> The only reason to have a vision is to be inspired by it. Trying to use it
> for other things is a mistake IMO.

Is there general consensus on that ?
There wasn't very much response to this.
(I'm not saying I disagree, just asking)

I wouldn't mind keeping this as the preliminary vision and starting to work on 
the mission.


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