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== KDE's Mission ==
 
 
= KDE's Mission =
 
  
 
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
 
* 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
 
* promote the Free and Open-Source ecosystem
 
* promote the Free and Open-Source ecosystem
  
= KDE's Strategy to achieve it =
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== KDE's Strategy to achieve it ==
  
 
To provide control, freedom and privacy, KDE produces software that
 
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)  
* make it easy for people to improve our products and create 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"
* integrate well with existing online services sharing the same values
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* integrates 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
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* gives 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
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* provides usable security and privacy features to protect against surveillance and data theft
  
  
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* delight users with great features and quality
 
* delight users with great features and quality
 
* provide a seamless user experience
 
* 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 as many users as possible, KDE strives to create software that
 
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
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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.
* inter-operates well with proprietary software, formats and services
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* interoperates well with proprietary software, formats and services
* provides high-quality translation and localization
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* includes high-quality translation and localization
 
* empowers users independent of their abilities
 
* empowers users independent of their abilities
  
  
 
To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE
 
To promote the development of Free and Open-Source Software, KDE
* is a diverse and inclusive community
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* maintains a diverse, inclusive and safe community
* provides frameworks and libraries which facilitate the development of high-quality applications
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* offers frameworks and libraries which facilitate the development of high-quality applications
 
* provides a great learning environment and great opportunities for personal development
 
* 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
 
* mentors people to contribute to Free and Open-Source software
 
* 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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