latest draft for mission (and strategy)

Christian Mollekopf chrigi_1 at fastmail.fm
Thu Jun 22 20:15:20 UTC 2017


On Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:23:55 AM CEST you wrote:> Hi Christian,
> 
> On donderdag 22 juni 2017 00:02:00 CEST Christian Mollekopf wrote:
...
> 
> You are exactly right, these documents are fairly loose and they're not meant 
> to be The Law, but give us all a bit more direction. That said, with a 
> community as large and diverse as KDE, it can't be overly specific. For that 
> reason, we encourage sub-projects in KDE to create a more concrete vision, 
> mission and strategy as well. The Krita team has done that some time ago and 
> it has brought them a lot more focus and as a result of that focus (and hard 
> work!), Krita has become the best in class in their newly found niche (which 
> is not meant belittling at all!).

Yeah, I really like the focus and drive the Krita project seems to have,
and in that regard
I think they are an excellent example of how a KDE project could work.

> In Plasma, we've started on the same 
> process, we're working on the Plasma vision right now (see the plasma-devel 
> mailing list) and we're planning to drill down to more specifics in that 
> process. Perhaps, this can be used as a template for other software as well, I 
> can imagine that especially in the early stages of development (Hi Kube! :)) 
> it can deliver great value.

Indeed.

We have tried a while ago to distill something:
* https://kube.kde.org/features.html
* http://kube.readthedocs.io/en/latest/project/#vision-statement

While I think there is a lot of room for improvement, it's an ok start
for us for the time being.

Cheers,
Christian



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