[IAEP] Sugar Labs mission statement.

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Aug 23 02:52:11 EDT 2008

David Farning wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 22:25 -0700, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:11 AM, Arjun Sarwal <arjun at laptop.org> wrote:
>>> IMHO the mission statement should also  include a mention of how
>>> educators  are an integral part of defining and structuring the
>>> ecosystem.
>> I hope that the mission and the ecology include bringing teachers,
>> students, and parents together on creating the new curriculum and a
>> new kind of Free textbook incorporating Sugar software capabilities.
> I am reluctant to start enumerating specific groups in the community.  I
> welcome anyone who shares the goals of 'building an educational platform
> based on the principles of collaboration, reflection, discovery.'

How would you define "platform". Is it specific as in OS, or generic as
in "ecosystem"?


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

>>  I
>> am concerned that we are putting so much effort into software and
>> essentially nothing into new textbooks. (FLOSS Manuals and some
>> developers are doing a great job on documentation, but that is a
>> separate issue.)
> Sugar Labs is a community project;)  If anyone is not happy with the
> community direction 'patches are welcome.'
> thanks
> dfarning
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