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Re: Let's set some goals

On Sun, Aug 20, 2017 at 3:17 PM, Lydia Pintscher <lydia@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey folks :)
> Since 2015 I and other people have been talking about Evolving KDE
> (http://blog.lydiapintscher.de/2015/04/18/evolving-kde) - meaning
> reflecting on where we are, where we want to go and how we will get
> there. We have made great strides with defining our vision
> (https://community.kde.org/KDE/Vision) and mission
> (https://community.kde.org/KDE/Mission) since then. It has not been an
> easy exercise but a necessary one because it gives us focus and
> clarity about our purpose.
> Our vision is: "A world in which everyone has control over their
> digital life and enjoys freedom and privacy." We stand behind this. We
> want to fill this vision with life now. Kévin Ottens, Mirko Boehm,
> David Faure, Frederik Gladhorn, me and many others came together at
> Akademy to discussed how to do that. How can we give the whole KDE
> community the opportunity to express what they think we should all be
> working on right now? How can we find all the creative ideas and
> ambitions that are hidden in so many of our community members? And how
> can we talk about them all together? I believe we have found a way.
> Starting today all of KDE is invited to propose goals to work on for
> the next 3 to 4 years. We will then discuss and refine them. Finally
> we will have a vote for the goals we should pursue together. Goals can
> be about anything you consider important - it doesn't have to be about
> writing code. The top 3 proposals will get supported in various ways
> for example with sponsorship of a sprint and presentation slots at
> next year's Akademy. This way we will shine a spotlight on the most
> important things we are working on and together support that work in
> the best way we can. The plan is to do this every year and add one or
> two goals to the mix every time.
> The timeline looks as follows:
> * Today until beginning of October: work on the proposals
> * All of October: talk about the proposal
> * First two weeks of November: vote on the proposals by everyone with
> a KDE contributor account
> * Middle of November: publish the results
> To make it more concrete, here are some examples of potential goals
> that could come out of this:
> * Improving the Developer Story: a new contributor should be able to
> create his first patch to any KDE application in 15 minutes or less;
> * Big in Asia: users in Asia should be able to write in their writing
> system in any of the software produced by KDE;
> * Appeal to All our Senses: a visually impaired user should be able to
> use all the software produced by KDE;
> * Virtual Reality Painting: artists should be able to paint in 3D
> straight from a VR world using software produced by KDE;
> * Speaking Your Language: 90% of the computer users worldwide should
> be able to use the software produced by KDE in a language in which
> they are fluent.
> Do you have an idea for a goal for KDE? Get a small group of people
> together and propose it today by adding it here:
> https://phabricator.kde.org/project/board/244/
> Cheers
> Lydia

Hey folks :)

Just a quick reminder that there is a little over 2 weeks left to get
the drafts for your goals in. If you need help with anything please
let me know.


Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
KDE e.V. Board of Directors / KDE Community Working Group
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