[kde-community] finding a clear vision for KDE - first draft for discussion
mgraesslin at kde.org
Thu Mar 24 07:15:49 UTC 2016
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 8:40:07 AM CET David Edmundson wrote:
> I have two main questions. I'll make them as new threads.
> KDE as a community currently has a clear unique selling point for new
> projects; Qt libraries, Qt expertise, and connections. A common thread that
> makes it worth being a community. We've seen this work in the past with
> existing Qt projects like gcompris, tupi coming to us for that reason.
> With the unfocussed vision, it seems we lose that. My question therefore is
> is, what is our USP, and what benefit is there for any new project to join
By widening our scope we don't lose our Qt expertise. We still are the Qt
experts. Similar we didn't lose our Linux/Unix knowledge by supporting Windows
and OSX and we don't lose our X11 knowledge by going Wayland.
Personally I also disagree about Qt being a common thread that makes it worth
being a community. When I joined KDE I didn't know Qt, I hardly knew C++. The
fact that it was Qt was pretty much irrelevant for me and certainly not the
reason why I sticked around.
> what is our USP
do we have one currently? I don't think so. But from the vision I'd say
creating free software which puts the end user in control of their digital
> what benefit is there for any new project to join us?
Those listed in the manifesto.
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