The GNOME Foundation's mission is to provide a free desktop accessible to everyone. Accessible regardless of their ability to pay, their physical ability or the language they speak.
But I bet if you polled all 400 members of the GNOME Foundation and a few 1000 GNOME fans, you'd get a lot of different visions of what that means. And while I think that's normal and I think that's good, I thought it might be an interesting conversation to have.
What's your vision for GNOME?
In your ideal world, does:
- Everyone have a computer?
- Everyone have a computer running GNOME?
- Everyone have a computer running free software?
- Everyone that has a computer is using free software? GNOME? (And not everyone has a computer.)
- All personal technology, laptops, phones, handhelds, use free software? Use GNOME?
- GNOME desktops are equivalent to Windows ones? Better?
- GNOME desktops all look alike? GNOME desktops are "customized" like Moblin, Maemo, etc.
- Where ever there's proprietary software, there's a free software equivalent?
- New technologies only have free software options?
- The free software options are better technically or easier to use than the proprietary options?
- Everyone understands what free software means?
- Everyone thinks that free software is important? Or is it enough that they use it?
- Everyone uses desktops? (As opposed to only using phones or mobile devices.)
- Governments use free software exclusively?
- No more third world countries because everyone has access to technology which has raised their standard of living?
What's your ideal future world with GNOME look like? Share your vision, leave a comment!
(Bonus question: how does the GNOME Foundation fit into your vision?)