[kde-community] Please participate in our survey for input on KDE's Mission

Thomas Pfeiffer thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org
Thu Jun 16 10:02:48 UTC 2016


Dear fellow KDE contributors,
as already hinted at in the article about KDE's Vision [1], the next step in 
setting our path into the future is defining KDE's Mission statement. Right 
after our Vision was published, a group of people started drafting a Mission 
statement and discussing it on the kde-community mailing list.

While we agreed on most aspects of the Mission, it became obvious that on some 
key issues, we just had quite different individual opinions. Even if an 
individual opinion prevailed in our discussion, we would not know whether that 
opinion was shared by the majority of the KDE community. This is a problem, 
because especially in a volunteer-driven community where a Mission cannot be 
enforced from the top down, it can only have a practical effect if the majority 
of those doing the work agree with it. However it became obvious that not that 
many KDE contributors both had the time and were comfortable with contributing 
to the discussion on the mailing list.

Therefore, in order to still be able to find out what the majority of the 
community considers the right approach towards our Vision, we set up an online 
survey, hoping that this would make it easier for people to voice their opinion 
in an easy, anonymous way. Since we always focus on our users, we are also 
interested in the opinion of interested users, so we opened up the survey for 
everyone.

So, please Participate in our survey:

http://survey.kde.org/index.php/858172/lang-en

It should not take more than 5-10 minutes and providing your input on what KDE 
should do will help us move towards our Vision!

Thank you,
Thomas and the KDE Mission team

[1] https://dot.kde.org/2016/04/05/kde-presents-its-vision-future



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