Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
What is my goal / intention in doing this? I hope to get many of us thinking about or at least aware of really important issues that require consensus and shared action. I hope to start a conversation on each of these topics that can take on a life of its own, with each blog entry being the spark that lights a bonfire of discussion for us to share and illuminate our surroundings with. I hope that others will also find some inspiration in this process and subsequently find the time and words to do a similar exploration within the KDE communities they are in. The ultimate goal is progress and a happier, healthier, better, stronger, $SUPERLATIVE KDE.
Some individual teams within KDE are also doing planning and project introspection on their own. I saw such an email thread on the KDE Edu list just the other day, in fact. This is absolutely terrific to see as it can only help improve community cohesion and the project's overall quality. Since we are often best positioned to understand and be able to address the issues relating to our own projects, such efforts can be invaluable. Of course, when we feel we need a helping hand or that some outside perspective would be useful, we have the great KDE community to fall back on by asking for needed help or even just using others as a sounding board for our thoughts.
There are also topics which concern all of us in KDE and which can be helped by addressing them together, and this is the genre of topics I've tried to stick to here. Which is to say, this isn't going to be a laundry of list of detail items like "Plasma Desktop needs a better ZUI". I don't think such lists are overly useful outside of project level discussions: they tend to become too divided, too full of well intended but less than helpful input and too chaotic due to usually covering too many bases at once (or not enough). I've also chosen to skip over some topics that are already well in hand and which I think are set to have a great 2010 already.