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= Draft for KDE's Mission =
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== KDE's Mission ==
  
To fulfill our [[../Vision | Vision], KDE has taken on the mission to create products which give users control, freedom and privacy
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To fulfill our [[../Vision | Vision]], KDE has taken on the mission to
* convince them - through excellent user experience - to switch away from products which don't give them that
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* create software products which give users control, freedom and privacy
* reach them where they are
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* provide users with excellent user experience and quality
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* enable users regardless of their location, background, abilities, operating system and device
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* promote the Free and Open-Source ecosystem
  
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== KDE's Strategy to achieve it ==
  
To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE's products
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To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE produces software that
* allow users to "tinker" with them
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* users can adapt to their needs (being simple by default and powerful when needed)
* apply open standards to prevent "lock-in"
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* makes it easy for people to improve our products and create their own adaptations
* integrate well with existing online services sharing the same values, or create their own where those do not exist
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* builds on open standards to prevent "lock-in"
* never collect or transmit information about users without their explicit consent ("opt-in")
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* integrates well with existing online services sharing the same values
* strive to provide usable security and privacy features to protect against surveillance and data theft
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* gives users full control over which information about them or their behavior is ever collected or transmitted
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* provides usable security and privacy features to protect against surveillance and data theft
  
  
To create a convincing user experience, KDE's products aim to
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To create a convincing user experience, KDE creates software that aims to
 
* have consistent, easy to use human interfaces
 
* have consistent, easy to use human interfaces
* provide users with _at least_ the features and quality they expect coming from non-free products
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* delight users with great features and quality
* be at the forefront of emerging trends like mobile/desktop convergence
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* provide a seamless user experience
* integrate well with other Free products to complete the experience
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* integrate well with other Free software and products to complete the experience
  
  
To reach users where they are, KDE  
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To reach as many users as possible, KDE strives to create software that
* strives to make our products available on major Free but also proprietary operating systems and platforms, mostly by applying Qt as a technology that allows easy portability
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* is available on major Free and proprietary operating systems, platforms and devices, with the help of Qt and other state of the art technologies.
* aims for a presence on all relevant device classes (desktop, mobile, embedded)
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* interoperates well with proprietary software, formats and services
* continues to offer a "classic desktop" product which makes the switch from proprietary operating easy
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* includes high-quality translation and localization
* offers products that also inter-operate with proprietary software, formats and services in order to ease the transition to Free alternatives
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* empowers users independent of their abilities
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To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE
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* maintains a diverse, inclusive and safe community
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* offers 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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* maintains reliable technical infrastructure to support the community, evolving with the community
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* mentors people to contribute to Free and Open-Source software
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* collaborates with other organizations which share our values for mutual benefit
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== See also ==
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* [[KDE/Vision|Vision]]
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* [https://manifesto.kde.org Manifesto]

Latest revision as of 19:57, 19 August 2017

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
  • enable users regardless of their location, background, abilities, operating system and device
  • promote the Free and Open-Source ecosystem

KDE's Strategy to achieve it

To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE produces software that

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


To create a convincing user experience, KDE creates software that aims 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 software and products to complete the experience


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

  • is available on major Free and proprietary operating systems, platforms and devices, with the help of Qt and other state of the art technologies.
  • interoperates well with proprietary software, formats and services
  • includes high-quality translation and localization
  • empowers users independent of their abilities


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

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

See also


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