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Fri, Nov 10

martinwalch updated the task description for T6843: Integration with FOSS online services.
Fri, Nov 10, 4:48 PM · Goal settings 2017
mart updated the task description for T7050: Privacy Software.
Fri, Nov 10, 10:48 AM · Goal settings 2017
mart updated the task description for T6878: Improve the Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs.
Fri, Nov 10, 10:47 AM · Goal settings 2017

Thu, Nov 9

lydia added a comment to T6878: Improve the Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T6843: Integration with FOSS online services.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T7050: Privacy Software.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T7124: KDE Leader in Design.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T7126: Establish KDE Technologies (Plasma, Applications, Frameworks) as the top choice for Smart Homes.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia.

Thanks everyone for helping draft this proposal. The voting has started. If you are an active KDE contributor and have not received an invitation to the vote please send me an email to lydia@kde.org.

Thu, Nov 9, 8:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T6878: Improve the Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:27 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T6843: Integration with FOSS online services from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:27 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T6875: More Power-Users => More Users from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T7124: KDE Leader in Design from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T7050: Privacy Software from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...) from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T7126: Establish KDE Technologies (Plasma, Applications, Frameworks) as the top choice for Smart Homes from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017
lydia moved T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Thu, Nov 9, 8:26 AM · Goal settings 2017

Tue, Nov 7

sagarhani updated the task description for T7050: Privacy Software.
Tue, Nov 7, 7:39 AM · Goal settings 2017

Mon, Nov 6

jsamuel updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Nov 6, 6:50 PM · Goal settings 2017
elvisangelaccio updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Nov 6, 5:40 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T7126: Establish KDE Technologies (Plasma, Applications, Frameworks) as the top choice for Smart Homes from ready for voting to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...) from ready for voting to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors from ready for voting to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T7050: Privacy Software from ready for voting to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia from ready for voting to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T6878: Improve the Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs from ready for voting to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T7126: Establish KDE Technologies (Plasma, Applications, Frameworks) as the top choice for Smart Homes from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:49 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:47 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T6878: Improve the Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:47 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...) from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:47 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T7050: Privacy Software from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:47 PM · Goal settings 2017
schwarzer moved T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia from ready for discussion to ready for voting on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:47 PM · Goal settings 2017
rishabhg updated the task description for T7050: Privacy Software.
Mon, Nov 6, 4:17 PM · Goal settings 2017
anthonyfieroni moved T6827: goal template (feel free to copy this when creating new ones) from ready for discussion to Backlog on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 8:31 AM · Goal settings 2017
anthonyfieroni moved T6827: goal template (feel free to copy this when creating new ones) from Backlog to ready for discussion on the Goal settings 2017 board.
Mon, Nov 6, 8:31 AM · Goal settings 2017

Sat, Nov 4

edarfoc added a comment to T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia.

I'm a mathematician working in academia, hence a heavy latex user. I've used linux for way over 10 years, with the desktop environment provided by KDE most of the time. I've used and recommended Kile, kbibtex, etc. Unfortunately I should say that, despite being an excellent piece of software, Kile has nowadays been overtaken by TeXstudio, and tools like kbibtex have been left behind in favor of more complete ones like Zotero or Mendeley. I'd love to be able to make something to revert this, hence I've written my name in the list.

Sat, Nov 4, 3:22 PM · Goal settings 2017
edarfoc updated the task description for T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia.
Sat, Nov 4, 3:17 PM · Goal settings 2017

Fri, Nov 3

ngraham updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Fri, Nov 3, 1:07 AM · Goal settings 2017

Tue, Oct 31

neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Tue, Oct 31, 12:22 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Tue, Oct 31, 12:20 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

The ambitious goal here is to improve the onboarding process for all types of contributors. If we succeed, everyone interested in contributing to KDE should have a clear and supportive path to follow. Of course coders are at the heart of KDE and what it does and lots of this work will inevitably go into that. But the way I see it, "making it easy to build something and patch it" should be the case/aim for all types of contributions. =)

Tue, Oct 31, 12:17 PM · Goal settings 2017
ervin added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Ah my apologies, I thought the goal here was to capture the whole spectrum of contributors. Of course if the goal was to focus on non-coding contributors then this is fine.

Tue, Oct 31, 6:58 AM · Goal settings 2017

Mon, Oct 30

skadinna added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
In T7116#116225, @ervin wrote:

I'll sound like a broken record but: if we don't solve the "how difficult it is to build something and patch it" *first* all the nice things mentioned here with mentoring etc. (which require people we don't have BTW) won't get us far. People will try, fail immediately because it's too hard and leave again.
Seen that enough with my students the past few years.

Mon, Oct 30, 9:28 AM · Goal settings 2017
ervin added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

I'll sound like a broken record but: if we don't solve the "how difficult it is to build something and patch it" *first* all the nice things mentioned here with mentoring etc. (which require people we don't have BTW) won't get us far. People will try, fail immediately because it's too hard and leave again.
Seen that enough with my students the past few years.

Mon, Oct 30, 6:53 AM · Goal settings 2017
skadinna added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Hope it's OK if I slide in with some last-minute suggestions.

Mon, Oct 30, 12:09 AM · Goal settings 2017

Sun, Oct 29

neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Sun, Oct 29, 9:53 PM · Goal settings 2017

Fri, Oct 27

Lucas updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Fri, Oct 27, 7:16 PM · Goal settings 2017
gregormi added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

For me as an occasional code contributor, I notice that I find it especially tedious to get a proven local runtime environment ready for local testing of non-trivial programs. For example, this tutorial https://community.kde.org/Guidelines_and_HOWTOs/Build_from_source#Set_up_the_runtime_environment describes which environment variables should be set for this purpose. Quite a few and I am not sure if all entries are still valid. I guess every developer ends up with his/her own script or scripts to handle this issue (including having some convenience message on the bash prompt message showing if the correct variables are set). Maybe this could be extracted to a maintained and standardized script that can be used anywhere where Qt/KF5 based-programs are developed. The script and a guide how one would use it in combination with Kdevelop (or automatic integration with the Launch > Environments) could facilitate getting started.

Fri, Oct 27, 4:51 PM · Goal settings 2017

Tue, Oct 24

hein added a comment to T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).

Thanks, I've informed sysadmin. Apparently the server lost various slides ...

Tue, Oct 24, 7:09 PM · Goal settings 2017
knauss added a comment to T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).

@hein the link to the slides is broken: https://conf.kde.org/system/attachments/99/original/Input_Methods_in_Plasma_5.pdf returns to:

Tue, Oct 24, 6:08 PM · Goal settings 2017
hein updated the task description for T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).
Tue, Oct 24, 3:01 AM · Goal settings 2017
hein updated the task description for T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).
Tue, Oct 24, 3:00 AM · Goal settings 2017
hein updated the task description for T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).
Tue, Oct 24, 3:00 AM · Goal settings 2017
januz added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Some ideas from a n00b contributor:

Tue, Oct 24, 1:18 AM · Goal settings 2017

Mon, Oct 23

neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Lots of great suggestions here, I will try to add the ideas from the comments and the video asap. Of course, feel free to edit the initial post directly and include them yourself. =)

Mon, Oct 23, 11:26 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

@neofytosk, These are good ideas to overcome these problems. Do you think we should now try and approach people that already upload videos/tutorials in order to see if they're interested in this project? Or should we wait for the final vote?

On one hand, having people with these skills interested in contributing could potentially increase the chances of this proposal being voted. But I would be careful in explaining that the voting is still pending.

Mon, Oct 23, 11:13 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 11:05 PM · Goal settings 2017
vijaykrishnavanshi updated the task description for T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:44 PM · Goal settings 2017
vijaykrishnavanshi added a watcher for Goal settings 2017: vijaykrishnavanshi.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:41 PM
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk merged task T6832: Improve contribution process for new users into T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk merged T6832: Improve contribution process for new users into T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk updated the task description for T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
Mon, Oct 23, 4:06 PM · Goal settings 2017
vijaykrishnavanshi added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

KDE looses contributors because of large gap between joining the community and making any actual contribution. To overcome this situation we can do two things

Mon, Oct 23, 10:20 AM · Goal settings 2017

Sun, Oct 22

chfanzil added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

"... I don't want to switch to Windows 10."

@gregormi, Exactly! We must respond to this feeling and not ignore it. This is why we should prepare for this event which is going to happen in the upcoming years, and offer them a way to make a clean and easy transition - by training them. In that respect, the timeline for the BHAG is corresponding to this event.
People say that when Windows Vista or Windows 8 emerged, GNU/linux desktop wasn't ready for the masses.
Let us aim for something completely different: Help as many Windows 7 Power Users to switch to Plasma/linux.

Sun, Oct 22, 12:20 AM · Goal settings 2017

Sat, Oct 21

matheusm added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

+1 for Patreon/Liberapay page.

Sat, Oct 21, 4:54 PM · Goal settings 2017
lydia added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

Please do merge. The comments will still be available in the ticket that is marked as a duplicate. And it will be linked from here automatically when you merge it in.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:50 PM · Goal settings 2017
gregormi added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

I've added 'Windows 7 Power Users' as a target groups.
...
Here is a short quote from the conclusion of the post

Sat, Oct 21, 8:45 AM · Goal settings 2017
chfanzil added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

I've added 'Windows 7 Power Users' as a target groups.
Why? Recently I've read a post titled "The Purpose of Linux: A Windows Power User’s Perspective" (https://raywoodcockslatest.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/windows-power-user-linux/), that raised some interesting points. Mainly - that Windows 7 Power Users look for an alternative - They don't want to switch to Windows 10 (though eventually their OS wouldn't be supported anymore), because it will limit them and make them simple users.
We should also target this market share as Plasma and KDE apps can suit them greatly (Simple by default, Powerful when needed)
Here is a short quote from the conclusion of the post:

The missing piece, in those mission statements and purposes, was an articulation of a realistic target market. This post has suggested that Windows power users comprise an appropriate and significant target market for Linux. For such users, the objective would not be to make child’s play of computing, much less to draw the masses away from Microsoft. It would be, rather, to create a computing environment in which basic commands and appealing graphics, along with clear hardware and software guidance, would enable an intelligent but busy knowledge worker to get things done with minimal disruption, learning helpful and manageable bits of Linux as needed along the way.

Sat, Oct 21, 8:22 AM · Goal settings 2017
chfanzil updated the task description for T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.
Sat, Oct 21, 8:05 AM · Goal settings 2017

Fri, Oct 20

ruphy updated the task description for T6895: Making KDE software the #1 choice for research and academia.
Fri, Oct 20, 12:10 PM · Goal settings 2017
cohrfandl added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

@colomar Thank you for the link! This is sounds like a plan! Communicating this information - when ready - should be done using the methods mentioned in #114484

Fri, Oct 20, 9:50 AM · Goal settings 2017
colomar added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.
In T7116#114498, @ervin wrote:

Yes, it'd be nice to see them finally merging, we're late in the discussion phase now. Also as a bonus, it would be awesome if the consolidated proposal could contain aspects coming from the talk we held with David Faure this year about the developer story. That'd make for a very strong one then, and would probably add at least David's name in the list of people willing to put work into it. ;-)

Fri, Oct 20, 9:24 AM · Goal settings 2017
ervin added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Yes, it'd be nice to see them finally merging, we're late in the discussion phase now. Also as a bonus, it would be awesome if the consolidated proposal could contain aspects coming from the talk we held with David Faure this year about the developer story. That'd make for a very strong one then, and would probably add at least David's name in the list of people willing to put work into it. ;-)

Fri, Oct 20, 6:18 AM · Goal settings 2017
ngraham added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

@neofytosk Sure, I'm fine with that.

Fri, Oct 20, 1:12 AM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

Yup, totally agree with merging as these two obviously overlap. Am just not sure if and how merging can be done through phabricator without all the current comments being lost.

Fri, Oct 20, 1:11 AM · Goal settings 2017
ngraham added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

I can close my similar proposal (https://phabricator.kde.org/T6832) if folks are okay with me editing the description of this one to include the elements that I mention in mine.

Fri, Oct 20, 12:52 AM · Goal settings 2017

Thu, Oct 19

cohrfandl added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

@colomar I strongly support the merge. I just added https://phabricator.kde.org/T7116#114484 that would also apply to this ticket. So what shall I do? Link it? Repost it here aswell? Or wait for the merge? ;)

Thu, Oct 19, 10:52 PM · Goal settings 2017
cohrfandl added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

In addtion to @neofytosk , I would like to propose some ideas that may be achieveable in the near future:

Thu, Oct 19, 10:48 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 19 2017

chfanzil added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

@neofytosk, These are good ideas to overcome these problems. Do you think we should now try and approach people that already upload videos/tutorials in order to see if they're interested in this project? Or should we wait for the final vote?

Oct 19 2017, 1:37 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 18 2017

colomar added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

So, what do we do with this proposal and https://phabricator.kde.org/T7116 now? They are so similar that it really makes little sense from my perspective to keep them separated.
Can @ngraham and @neofytosk maybe see how to proceed with merging them into one which contains all aspects of both?
Otherwise votes would end up split between the two, effectively reducing the chance for either of them to be selected.

Oct 18 2017, 11:32 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6875: More Power-Users => More Users.

I would like to add a link to a sort-of course/introduction to Plasma made by BigDaddyLinux's on Youtube. Maybe we can learn something from that. His videos helped me when I first started working with Plasma. He has made a lot of video dedicated to different parts of Plasma desktop - Dolphin, System settings, Window management, Keyboard shortcuts, etc.
Here is a link to the videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbKR0OXmf-fg-olEJLukx6ytKN2CkVDjZ
I think we should either try to improve on that work or add more software as you suggested (Krita, Digikam, Okular, kdenlive, coding with Qt/frameworks, etc.)
And of course concentrate all of this knowledge in one place and make it KDE official. We can put it in Youtube also, but it should be under the same 'user'. So that people will be able to find it all in one place.

These are indeed educational videos, thanks for sharing. And yes, that is the idea, have all these under the KDE umbrella. We could even reach out to people that already put work into this, and ask if they are willing to help in this effort.

What worries me a bit, is that the software sometimes changes so rapidly that the current version might look different from that which is shown on our videos. For that matter, the real-world courses are always up-to-date, But they too have drawback as they are constrained by time and space (which the online courses don't). Anyway our most important goal is increasing the number of power-users no matter how.

Yes, for videos it is kind of an issue redoing the whole thing once something changes. Annotations could be inserted though to inform people of minor changes. And perhaps the videos could be reviewed periodically to check they are still relevant.

Oct 18 2017, 9:51 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

Here are some further thoughts I've made on this:

Oct 18 2017, 9:41 PM · Goal settings 2017
neofytosk added a comment to T6832: Improve contribution process for new users.

@navarromorales Mentoring is indeed a very important aspect of improving the contribution process and it can help solving issues like the ones you describe.

Oct 18 2017, 9:29 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 16 2017

filipesaraiva updated the task description for T6843: Integration with FOSS online services.
Oct 16 2017, 2:38 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 15 2017

colomar added a comment to T7126: Establish KDE Technologies (Plasma, Applications, Frameworks) as the top choice for Smart Homes.

@laysrodrigues Yes, that is exactly what this proposal is about :)

Oct 15 2017, 3:37 PM · Goal settings 2017
laysrodrigues added a comment to T7126: Establish KDE Technologies (Plasma, Applications, Frameworks) as the top choice for Smart Homes.

Well, if I'm not wrong we can develop an infrastructure with software that allows people to build their smart home systems. People go to Google and Amazon because it's easy and it's already working. But we can develop one more solution that cares about privacy and leaves the user to extend the project without the limitations that Google and Amazon have.
Amazon, for example, allows you to build your own echo device, you can check on this video: https://youtu.be/vreyairMTwY?t=1m40s
There's also this open source platform, Home Assistant, wrote in Python, and is quite modular on the case of automating stuff for home.
What I mean is, we still have time to join the "market", and I think that we already have the boilerplate to do it.
We have on one side the IoT market, that is basically accessible and open source, and the other the software side, that lacks on good and open source solutions(at least in my point of view)

Oct 15 2017, 1:48 PM · Goal settings 2017
laysrodrigues updated the task description for T7050: Privacy Software.
Oct 15 2017, 1:28 PM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 14 2017

colomar updated the task description for T6838: Modern and Global Text Input For Every User (Input Methods, Emoji, Touch, ...).
Oct 14 2017, 4:26 PM · Goal settings 2017
colomar added a comment to T7124: KDE Leader in Design.

I am definitely all for getting design more involved, but I feel that this proposal needs to be more detailed and concrete before I'm ready to sign it.

Oct 14 2017, 4:23 PM · Goal settings 2017
colomar updated the task description for T6843: Integration with FOSS online services.
Oct 14 2017, 4:07 PM · Goal settings 2017
apol updated the task description for T7050: Privacy Software.
Oct 14 2017, 1:33 PM · Goal settings 2017
apol updated the task description for T6843: Integration with FOSS online services.
Oct 14 2017, 1:31 PM · Goal settings 2017
apol updated the task description for T6878: Improve the Plasma Mobile platform for end-user needs.
Oct 14 2017, 1:30 PM · Goal settings 2017