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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
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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
* reach users where they are
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* enable users regardless of their location, background, abilities, operating system and device
* do our part to promote Free Software development
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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 adapt them to their needs (being simple by default and powerful when needed)
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* users can adapt to their needs (being simple by default and powerful when needed)  
* strive to make it easy for people to modify our products' source code and build their own adaptations
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* makes it easy for people to improve our products and create their own adaptations
* build on open standards to prevent "lock-in"
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* builds on open standards to prevent "lock-in"
* store data in easily accessible formats
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* integrates 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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* gives 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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* provides 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
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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
* 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
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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 and proprietary operating systems and platforms, for example 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
* offers a "classic desktop" product which makes the switch from other popular operating systems easy
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* includes high-quality translation and localization
* offers products that also inter-operate well with proprietary software, formats and services
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* empowers users independent of their abilities
  
  
To promote the development of Free Software, KDE
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To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE
* provides frameworks and libraries which facilitate the development of high-quality Qt applications
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* maintains a diverse, inclusive and safe community
* participates in and maintains mentoring programs to empower people to contribute to Free software or create their own
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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
 
* collaborates with other organizations which share our values for mutual benefit
 
* 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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