Tentative of a GnomeOS manifesto

(following is a brainstorming, nothing official)


For end users, the objectives of GnomeOS are:

  1. Making user's life easier by offering a consistent experience through a wide range of devices
  2. Make the user's confident by ensuring the safeness of her data. (even in the case of a lost devices)
  3. Helping the user by allowing datas to be accessible from any device
  4. Allow the user to easily extend/personalize the features of his devices in a comprehensive way
  5. Minimize the burden of system maintainance.

For developers:

  1. Allow to easily extend the features of the system
  2. Be able to offer their work to the end user without burden

Objective 1: is typically the goal of GnomeShell and most of the work should happen there.

Objective 2 and 3 are a very important part of today's situation (typically the cloud). Some discussion started here: https://live.gnome.org/GnomeOS/Design/Whiteboards/HomeMediaSharing

Objective 4 and 7 are typically fulfilled with apps and appstore. There are two contradictory goals: offering as many apps as possible (and not preventing an user to install the app of his choice, the debian approach) and guaranteeing a minimal quality and helping the user to know what he needs (Mac AppStore approach).

Objective 5. https://live.gnome.org/GnomeOS/Design/Whiteboards/SoftwareUpdates

LionelDricot/GnomeOS (last edited 2012-03-28 17:07:29 by LionelDricot)