[kde-community] KDE Mission - let's do this! : Feedback on survey draft

Thomas Pfeiffer thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org
Wed May 18 22:43:12 BST 2016

On Dienstag, 17. Mai 2016 22:06:30 CEST you wrote:
> > Hi Alex,
> > thank you for reminding me of the email I had been wanting to write today:
> > To be honest, I don't think the reach of this mailing list is the problem.
> > I've heard from quite a few people who have been following this
> > discussion,
> > but have not participated in it (for various reasons).
> > Therefore, I changed plans. Instead of trying to get more people to
> > participate in the discussion here, I will do what I'm trained to do: I'll
> > conduct a survey.
> > 
> > I think we've already come quite far with the draft and I don't think we
> > need much more open discussion. We have a quite good draft, but in several
> > points, we have your personal opinion against my personal opinion, and now
> > I think the next step whould be to find out what the majority (especially
> > the "silent majority") thinks.
> > 
> > Tomorrow I will try to identify the points which are still contested (and
> > I'm happy for you or others to contribute to that as well) and put them in
> > a survey (along with those on which we agree, just to make sure the
> > majority agrees with us as well) which I will spread via the Dot, this
> > list, the ev- membership list and maybe kde-devel just to be sure.
> > 
> > This survey will also invite people to join the mailing list discussion,
> > but will primarily aim to just get numbers on those issues where we don't
> > know what the majority thinks.
> > 
> > While I'm confident that we have found a Vision which everybody agrees to,
> > I feel that for some points of the Mission, we'll have to go with a
> > majority vote, because there are competing standpoints which are both
> > valid but cannot really be harmonized. On the other hand, I do not think
> > the standpoints are so far apart that those who prefer the minority
> > position would not be able to identify with the Mission as a whole
> > anymore if we adopted the majority position.
> > 
> > So, unless there are strong arguments against this approach, this is what
> > I
> > will do.
> Sounds good, I'm happy to help.

I have created a survey draft at

Now please everybody click through it and give feedback on anything that you 
think should be changed.

Once it feels like we agree on the survey, I'll publish it on the Dot and on 
the kde-community and kde-devel mailing lists, hoping to reach most KDE 
contributors and interested users.

Thank you in advance for your feedback,

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