Re: Evolving KDE – The goals are set!

Dominik Haumann dhaumann at
Wed Nov 29 17:06:13 UTC 2017

Hi Lydia,

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:50 PM, Lydia Pintscher <lydia at> wrote:
> Hey everyone :)
> Since Akademy in Almería we have been going through the process of
> defining goals for KDE for the next 3 to 4 years. Different ideas were
> proposed and refined. 10 of them made it into the community-wide vote
> to select 3 of them. Today I am proud to announce the result based on
> the 684 submitted votes.
> The 3 goals KDE will be focusing on over the next 3 to 4 years are:
> * Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software: We want our
> users to love our software and enable them to do their day-to-day work
> hassle-free. As part of this goal we will focus on polishing our basic
> software so everyone will be delighted to use it. For more details see
> the proposal:
> * Privacy Software: A central part of KDE’s vision for the future is
> privacy. As part of this goal we will work on improving
> privacy-related features, settings and applications all over KDE’s
> software. Once done KDE software enables and promotes privacy, which
> is crucial for a free and open society and protecting our users from
> harm. For more details see the proposal:
> * Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: KDE can only achieve its
> vision if we enable many people to join our community and support us
> with their specific knowledge and skills – be it programming, artwork,
> promotion, translation, event organizing or any of the other hundreds
> of areas needed to make KDE successful. As part of this goal we will
> identify and remove barriers to entry in our documentation,
> infrastructure and processes. For more details see the proposal:
> I am excited about what this will bring for the next years of KDE and
> how it will help bring great software to our users.
> What will happen next? I am helping the proposers of the goals come up
> with a plan. There will be sprints related to the topics in 2018 as
> well as a progress report at Akademy. None of these goals is going to
> be achieved without help. It’ll need all hands on deck – including
> yours!If you are able to help with one of them please add your name to
> the proposal on Phabricator linked above so you can be contacted once
> the plan for each of them becomes more clear.
> Thanks to everyone who submitted one of the great proposal, Ben for
> providing the list of voters and Kevin for his help in making sense of
> the votes.

Maybe next Akademy should focus on these topics? Maybe prefer
talks specific to these three goals? Maybe even have a separate
track for these topics?

684 votes is indeed a good number - this worked out well.


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