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Draft for KDE's Mission

To fulfill our [[KDE/Vision| Vision], KDE has taken on the mission to create products which give users control, freedom and privacy

  • convince them - through excellent user experience - to switch away from products which don't give them that
  • reach them where they are

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

  • allow users to "tinker" with them
  • apply open standards to prevent "lock-in"
  • integrate well with existing online services sharing the same values, or create their own where those do not exist
  • never collect or transmit information about users without their explicit consent ("opt-in")
  • 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

  • have consistent, easy to use human interfaces
  • provide users with _at least_ the features and quality they expect coming from non-free products
  • be at the forefront of emerging trends like mobile/desktop convergence
  • integrate well with other Free products to complete the experience

To reach users where they are, KDE

  • 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
  • aims for a presence on all relevant device classes (desktop, mobile, embedded)
  • continues to offer a "classic desktop" product which makes the switch from proprietary operating easy
  • 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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