Difference between revisions of "KDE/Mission"

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To fulfill our [[../Vision | Vision]], KDE has taken on the mission to
 
To fulfill our [[../Vision | Vision]], KDE has taken on the mission to
 
* create software products which give users control, freedom and privacy
 
* create software products which give users control, freedom and privacy
* provide users with excellent user experience and quality which convinces them to switch to these products
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* provide users with excellent user experience and quality
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* promote the Free and Open-Source ecosystem
 
* reach users where they are
 
* reach users where they are
* do our part to promote Free and Open-Source Software development
 
 
  
 
To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE's products
 
To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE's products
* allow users to adapt them to their needs (being simple by default and powerful when needed)
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* allow users to adapt them to their needs (being simple by default and powerful when needed)  
* aim to work well with assistive technologies and provide options for users with special needs
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* make it easy for people to modify our products and create their own adaptations
* strive to make it easy for people to modify our products' source code and build their own adaptations
 
 
* build on open standards to prevent "lock-in"
 
* build on open standards to prevent "lock-in"
* store data in easily accessible formats
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* integrate well with existing online services sharing the same values
* integrate well with existing online services sharing the same values, or create their own where those do not exist
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* give users full control over which information about them or their behavior is ever collected or transmitted
* give users full control over which information about them or their behavior is ever collected or transmitted, and collect information for our own purposes (e.g. for improving our products) only with explicit consent (opt-in)
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* provide usable security and privacy features to protect against surveillance and data theft
* strive to provide usable security and privacy features to protect against surveillance and data theft
 
  
  
 
To create a convincing user experience, KDE's products aim to
 
To create a convincing user experience, KDE's products aim to
 
* have consistent, easy to use human interfaces
 
* have consistent, easy to use human interfaces
* meet or exceed user's expectations regarding feature set and quality
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* delight users with great features and quality
* be at the forefront of emerging trends (e.g. mobile/desktop convergence, conversation-based user interfaces, ...)
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* provide a seamless user experience
 
* integrate well with other Free products to complete the experience
 
* integrate well with other Free products to complete the experience
  
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To reach as many users as possible, KDE strives to create products that
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* are available on  major Free and proprietary operating systems, platforms and devices
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* inter-operate well with proprietary software, formats and services
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* provide high-quality translation and localization
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* empowers users independent of their abilities
  
To reach as many users as possible, KDE
 
* strives to make our products available on all major Free and proprietary operating systems and platforms, for example by applying Qt as a technology that allows easy portability
 
* aims for a presence on all relevant device classes (desktop, mobile, embedded)
 
* offers a "classic desktop" product which makes the switch from other popular operating systems easy
 
* offers products that also inter-operate well with proprietary software, formats and services
 
  
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To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE
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* is a diverse and inclusive community
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* provides frameworks and libraries which facilitate the development of high-quality applications
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* provides a great learning environment and great opportunities for personal development
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* mentors people to contribute to Free and Open-Source software
  
To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE
 
* provides frameworks and libraries which facilitate the development of high-quality Qt applications
 
* participates in and maintains mentoring programs to empower people to contribute to Free and Open-Source software or create their own
 
 
* collaborates with other organizations which share our values for mutual benefit
 
* collaborates with other organizations which share our values for mutual benefit

Revision as of 15:51, 6 September 2016

Draft for KDE's Mission

To fulfill our Vision, KDE has taken on the mission to

  • create software products which give users control, freedom and privacy
  • provide users with excellent user experience and quality
  • promote the Free and Open-Source ecosystem
  • reach users where they are

To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE's products

  • allow users to adapt them to their needs (being simple by default and powerful when needed)
  • make it easy for people to modify our products and create their own adaptations
  • build on open standards to prevent "lock-in"
  • integrate well with existing online services sharing the same values
  • give users full control over which information about them or their behavior is ever collected or transmitted
  • provide usable security and privacy features to protect against surveillance and data theft


To create a convincing user experience, KDE's products aim to

  • have consistent, easy to use human interfaces
  • delight users with great features and quality
  • provide a seamless user experience
  • integrate well with other Free products to complete the experience

To reach as many users as possible, KDE strives to create products that

  • are available on major Free and proprietary operating systems, platforms and devices
  • inter-operate well with proprietary software, formats and services
  • provide high-quality translation and localization
  • empowers users independent of their abilities


To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE

  • is a diverse and inclusive community
  • provides frameworks and libraries which facilitate the development of high-quality applications
  • provides a great learning environment and great opportunities for personal development
  • mentors people to contribute to Free and Open-Source software
  • collaborates with other organizations which share our values for mutual benefit

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