As a Core Team we have recently been having discussions about how we see the Parse Platform, both now and in the future. We worked on creating a mission statement to give us a grounding point and guidance for the future direction of the project.
Empower any developer with a state-of-the-art alternative backend, driven by an open-source community.
Which translates into:
Provide developers with a rich, extensible product with high versatility for many use cases.
Accessible to and useful for new developers who work on their hobby project as well as experienced developers who look for a sophisticated platform to power a heavy production application.
with a state-of-the-art
Keep the product secure, reliable, up-to-date, and future-proof considering technology trends.
A free alternative to commercial offerings that does not lock in but is open, interoperable and customizable.
driven by an open-source community
Built by the community for the community in transparent, open and inclusive spaces.
The mission statement should be reflective of the wider community so we need your thoughts! Does it hit the spot or miss completely? Are there any important aspects that we haven’t included?
The discussion will be open for 7 days and longer if necessary. We’ll take on board any feedback, make adjustments where necessary and then have a vote on whether to adopt the proposed statement.