[Its.an.education.project] Sugar talk at PyCon Due
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Sat May 3 03:32:42 CEST 2008
On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 1:01 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
> On 5/2/08, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> At this point
> > we need to do more communication, or the press will keep repeating
> > that a bunch of Linux fundamentalists are trying to sabotage
> > Negroponte's educational project.
I don't think that's the general thrust of the press. Making a focused
effort on negative comunication of any sort, no matter how righteous, is
just fodder for a press that doesn't much care for getting details straight.
> > Without knowing how much time we have I've tentatively set objectives
> > as follows:
> > - Really short introduction of One Laptop Per Child, Sugar, and
> > Constructionism
> > - The subtle distinction between OLPC and olpc
> > - The OLPC mission, the 5 principles
> > - Summary of what Negroponte announced publicly, with a
> > few quoted excerpts
> > - Why this plan alienated employees, volunteers and grassroots
> > from the uppercase OLPC
> > - A few quotes from GregDeK, RMS, Walter Bender, etc.
> > - Who we are and what we are up to
> > - Call for help from the Python and FLOSS community
> > How does it sounds?
That sounds a bit confrontational. The FSF statement about OLPC struck me
as rather good and well-tempered.
> What about a less confrontational message in the spirit of
> http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/sugar/2008-April/005292.html ?
> Instead of directly menacing with a fork or walk away, firmly
> remembering that Sugar is too big to be perverted as a laptop-selling
> tool may work better for the upcoming negotiations with OLPC.
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