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The KDE Manifesto

We are a community of technologists, designers, writers and advocates who work to ensure freedom for all people through our software. Because of this work we have come to value:

Open Governance to ensure engagement in our leadership and decision processes;

Free Software to ensure the result of our work is available to all people for all time;

Inclusivity to ensure that all people are welcome to join us and participate;

Innovation to ensure that new ideas constantly emerge to better serve people;

Common Ownership to ensure that we stay united;

End-User Focus to ensure our work is useful to all people.

That is, in pursuit of our goal, we have found these items essential to define and stay true to ourselves.
From those values we derived the benefits and commitments of a KDE Project.
This manifesto is inspired by the Agile and Software Craftmanship manifestos.