[IAEP] Outreach update.

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Thu Aug 7 02:39:46 EDT 2008


1.  The Floss Manual book sprint
http://justwriteclick.com/2008/07/26/booksprint-for-floss-manuals-writing-for-the-xo-and-sugar/ is set for for the week of August 25 in Austin, TX.  Thanks to Anne Gentle, Adam Hyde, and Seth Woodworth for making this happen.


1.  Fedora.  Greg Dekoenigsberg has the newly formed fedora-olpc project
running smoothly at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/OLPC .  He has gone so
far as to issues a Fedora spin in less than week challenge at
http://gregdek.livejournal.com/34038.html  ;)

2.  Debian.  Jonas Smedegaard is currently packaging Sugar for Debian.
http://packages.debian.org/lenny/education-desktop-sugar .  His work is
particularly interesting because of his efforts to push the effort of
packaging into the CDBS packaging tools.

3.  Ubuntu.  Morgan Collett is establishing the sugarteam at
https://launchpad.net/~sugarteam .  Packages are available at
https://launchpad.net/~sugarteam/+archive .  Their next push will be to
start syncing their packages from the Upstream Debian archive.

Education spins

1  Fedora.  Sebastian Dziallas is working on getting the Sugar packages
into a education spin at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/SIGs/Education .

2.  Debian.  The crew from skoleLinux are working Sugar into their spin.
You can download their latest livecd at
http://www.skolelinux.de/XO-LiveCD/ .

3. Ubuntu.  There was a reluctance to work on Sugar until stable
packages were available in Universe.  Thanks to the Sugarteam that
should be happening soon.

4.  LTSP -  While not specifically an education spin, LTSP
http://wiki.ltsp.org/twiki/bin/view/Ltsp/SuccessStories is used in a
number of school.

Education Community

1.  For all practical purposes this is blocked until we can put livecds
and good documentation into educator's hands.


1.  Started researching this area today.  There are some really clever
community and consortium projects that are developing toolkits for
embedded devices.  Their small footprint and low power work looks

One Laptop Per Child

1.  400,000+ XOs in the hands of students;)

Any other outreach suggestions?  My order of priority is:
1.  Making Sugar widely available.
2.  Increasing public awareness of Sugar.
3.  Engaging potential developers. 


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