Today KDE has published a story like no other. Not an announcement of a new project or the release of an updated version of one of their existing pieces of software, but a story about their vision for the future.
It all started earlier this year, when the company invited KDE contributors and users alike to participate in a survey regarding KDE’s strategy for the future in order for them to ponder where they stand as a community and what they want to achieve in the coming years.
The survey showed them that there was no explicit vision, nor strategy for the KDE project, so they started working on a common view during the Akademy annual KDE conference for KDE developers, users, and contributors. And they reached to the conclusion that they want users to be in control of their digital lives, as well as to enjoy freedom and privacy.
“After months of collecting ideas and holding open discussion across our community, we have united around a simple statement of what we want to achieve: A world in which everyone has control over their digital life and enjoys freedom and privacy,” said Thomas Pfeiffer in today’s announcement. “This is our vision,” he added.
The road ahead
They go as far as to explain each part of their vision for the future to the KDE community, which was split into six main areas based on the “A world in which everyone has control over their digital life and enjoys freedom and privacy” statement of what they want to achieve.
It’s a good thing to see KDE doing this for the community, and we have to admit that the development team behind this unique project is doing a great job of offering us an amazing desktop environment for our GNU/Linux operating systems and all the tools and technologies we need to keep our freedom and privacy in place.