[Its.an.education.project] An "About" statement?
Marco Pesenti Gritti
mpgritti at gmail.com
Mon May 5 18:46:25 CEST 2008
On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 6:42 PM, Bryan Berry <bryan at olenepal.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 18:18 +0200, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
> > If I've learned any lesson in my years
> > in Fedora, it's this: attempts to generate community are wasted if there
> > is not an adequate architecture of participation to sustain that
> > community.
> Greg's absolutely right. It has been very difficult for volunteers to
> get involved w/ OLPC for the last couple years. The learning curve is
> very steep, esp. for less technical folks. I remember the hassles of
> trying to get sugar-jhbuild running on my laptop 12 months ago, *the
> suffering*. It still is far too difficult to get involved in Sugar for
> the reasons Greg pointed out.
> It especially difficult for non-technical educators to get involved. We
> need to work on lowering these barriers.
> We would all love for kids to develop their own learning activities but
> that just hasn't come to pass so far. We've been developing learning
> activities w/ ETOys w/ the hope that kids could build upon our
> activities and improve them. But the Squeak code gets complicated
> quickly, and performance issues multiply like rabbits.
> For now, We need to at least make it easier for software developers to
> create activities w/in a short span of time.
Other than the build issues, which we are working on, what else do you
see as blocking/discouraging people to write activities? Lack of
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