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Update solid-vision-mission-values.md #202
Here is a revised version of the Solid Vision which hopefully expresses the core tenets of Solid in simpler, more accessible terms whilst also making Vision and Mission less compromised by short-term realities. Overall emphasis is still on interoperability but with obvious insinuation to the impact on privacy.
Looks good to me, and I love how concise yet clear the mission is!
A few small remarks:
I've added separate commits with descriptions of the reasoning of each suggestion to this pull.
Shall we set up an hour call next week to talk this through line for line?
Considering in the W3C Solid Community Group call last week it was agreed that this is something Tim should approve because it is core to Solid the content of this pull should probably live in the solid/culture repo in the end.
If anything, I hope it's just a good starting point in crafting a 'what' and 'why' that everyone can really get behind whether they're in the Solid community or outside it. I'm also hopeful this is something that can help to further galvanise the wider group - time and energy are such precious commodities and we're so much more effective with them when pushing in the same direction.
Feel free to tear up and reject the changes. I've tried to piece them apart so they are easily reversible.
Here's the link for the call on Wednesday at 1400 CEST to talk about this in detail. https://zoom.us/j/8678621195
Looking forward to that, meanwhile can keep chatting and inviting others to share their input.
TL;DR The three values could be: self-determination, practicality, and fairness. Need to set up another call to talk about the exact wording to describe each of those values along with the mission and the vision.
There's another call which anyone can join on Friday 26th at 1400 CEST on https://zoom.us/j/8678621195 to elaborate on the wording.
So on todays meeting we shared a Google Doc and got the following:
Solid Vision, Mission and Values
To help provide background to how the volunteered Vision, Mission and Values are arrived at and provide a means for constructive input from others for alternatives we are using a message house. The roof is the Vision statement. The columns or walls are the supporting propositions and the foundations are the facts, evidence or other contributing evidence that helps make and argument.
At this point when we are all trying to find away to collaborate on the outcome we’ll have a message house for each of Vision, Mission and Values.
Solid Vision (future)
Current vision statement (message house roof)
Solid’s vision is a future where people have complete (1) control over their own data and are (2) free to choose and (3) change (4) the (5) software and services they use
Today Web based software and services store peoples data in centralised technology that is out of their control, liable to exploitation and loss.
Today people are not free to move from one software or service provider to another because access to their data is limited and impractical.
Today people have little, if any, ability to choose other software and services because their data gets locked into existing services.
Today people cannot easily, if at all, move from one software and service provider to another because the data in their services is not interoperable.
(5) Software and Services
Today there are limited choices in Software and Services because alternative providers feel people will be locked into their existing providers.
Note: People includes the collective organisations
Stuff discussed before settling on above Vision
A future web where everyone has freedom of movement and choice in how their personal data is used.
Solid’s vision is for users to be able to conveniently switch between online services without interruption.
Control of data to give users the freedom to move
Agency over data generated.
Protecting data rights/ data security
Solid’s vision is for users to be able to conveniently self-determine online.
Solid’s vision is for users to be able to take personal data generated will using applications along when they decide to switch online service provider.
Solid’s vision is for users to use the web without having to compromise their ethics.
Solid’s vision is to make it possible for users online to have many options about how to use the Web.
Solid’s vision is to make it possible for users to pick switch between applications and take their data along. Actively decide where to store the data.
...More options for how...
A nurturing love of collaboration and knowledge creation for the public interest
Build solutions for a fair web for all.
Give people choice (of services) and the ability to change (increases the number of options)
Aspiration to a type of option?
Interoperability (people are restricted today) data is stopping freedom of movement
People should be able to freely / Move/ Options/ freedom of movement
Solid Mission (doing, bold measurable)
Working on this in next meeting
If you are interested in this conversation submit a pull request to add your name to the Explaining the Vision Panel.
To see how the proposals will be handled read more on the process.
This conversation needs to be in the roadmap repository for editorial review so I'll close this pull request.
If you want to work further on this material add your suggestions to the pull requests.