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Evolving KDE – The goals are set!




Hey everyone :)

Since Akademy in Almería we have been going through the process of
defining goals for KDE for the next 3 to 4 years. Different ideas were
proposed and refined. 10 of them made it into the community-wide vote
to select 3 of them. Today I am proud to announce the result based on
the 684 submitted votes.

The 3 goals KDE will be focusing on over the next 3 to 4 years are:
* Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software: We want our
users to love our software and enable them to do their day-to-day work
hassle-free. As part of this goal we will focus on polishing our basic
software so everyone will be delighted to use it. For more details see
the proposal: https://phabricator.kde.org/T6831
* Privacy Software: A central part of KDE’s vision for the future is
privacy. As part of this goal we will work on improving
privacy-related features, settings and applications all over KDE’s
software. Once done KDE software enables and promotes privacy, which
is crucial for a free and open society and protecting our users from
harm. For more details see the proposal:
https://phabricator.kde.org/T7050
* Streamlined onboarding of new contributors: KDE can only achieve its
vision if we enable many people to join our community and support us
with their specific knowledge and skills – be it programming, artwork,
promotion, translation, event organizing or any of the other hundreds
of areas needed to make KDE successful. As part of this goal we will
identify and remove barriers to entry in our documentation,
infrastructure and processes. For more details see the proposal:
https://phabricator.kde.org/T7116

I am excited about what this will bring for the next years of KDE and
how it will help bring great software to our users.

What will happen next? I am helping the proposers of the goals come up
with a plan. There will be sprints related to the topics in 2018 as
well as a progress report at Akademy. None of these goals is going to
be achieved without help. It’ll need all hands on deck – including
yours!If you are able to help with one of them please add your name to
the proposal on Phabricator linked above so you can be contacted once
the plan for each of them becomes more clear.

Thanks to everyone who submitted one of the great proposal, Ben for
providing the list of voters and Kevin for his help in making sense of
the votes.


Cheers
Lydia

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Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
KDE e.V. Board of Directors
http://kde.org - http://open-advice.org