[IAEP] Sugar Labs mission statement.

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 08:47:43 EDT 2008

The way I had been using platform is somewhere in between: not
OS-specific, but not all aspects of the ecosystem, which would even
include low-power, alternative energy, etc. These are important, but
outside of the scope of Sugar Labs, IMHO.


The Sugar learning platform reinvents how computers can be used for
education: it promotes sharing, collaborative learning, and
reflection. Through Sugar's clarity of design, children and their
teachers have the opportunity to use computation on their own terms;
they are free to reshape, reinvent, and reapply both software and
content into powerful learning activities. Sugar is a community
project; it is available under the open-source GNU General Public
License (GPL) to anyone who wants to extend it.

Sugar Labs is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to produce,
distribute, and support the use of the Sugar learning platform; it
serves as a support base and gathering place for the community of
educators and software developers who want to extend the platform and
who have been creating Sugar-compatible applications.


The details can be found on http://sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs.


On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 2:52 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
> 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"?
> Sameer
> --
> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor of Information Systems
> San Francisco State University
> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
> http://opensource.sfsu.edu/
>>>  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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