[IAEP] Notes from FUDCon Brno 2008

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Sep 11 06:37:56 EDT 2008

Hey all,

as promised in Walter's Sugar digest here come the notes from the 
various discussions that took place at FUDCon Brno 2008 last weekend 
(also available at 

===Telling stories===
=>telling awesome stories to demonstrate the possibilities enabled by Sugar

* Pentagram's help in designing the interface
* feedback process (once it's actually done)
* Sugar as a ''playground for innovation and experimentation'' (an 
inspiring comment Tomeu made during Q&A)
* two committees we should consider adding:
** propaganda (ChristophD has been suggested for that role)
** outreach
*** university/students liason
*** educators


* finding out who owns the rights to "Sugar" and "Sugar Labs" => we 
have to own the Sugar Labs brand and related entities (!)
* find logo (!)
* have an organizational roadmap, not just a software roadmap (!)
* set up feedback process
* make sure to follow-up on projects
* clean up wiki
* next release in 6-months should have the biggest holes fixed
* get an extra or two developers working on Sugar for 4 to 6 months
* testing: outsource it to organizations (ChristophD will talk to 
people at universities in Graz, Austria on September 21/22 so let's see 
what happens); requires strong leadership (!); Gnome bug-days as an 
example; push for automated testing
* emphasis on the importance of responding to bug-reports, even though 
we don't necessarily have to fix them
* understanding how community works -> make it better at Sugar Labs 
(find quick wins, proof-points)
* GdK: "simplify and amplify"
* responsibilities
* Sugar Labs Ambassadors (?)
* weekly updates to walter, but also try to spread to more publications 
(e.g. Sugar ported to Beagle board @ linuxdevices.com)
* focus on work planned for next week
* @IAEP: media liason to spread the story
* engage community via IAEP and Sugar to harness people
* IRC: weekly Sugar Labs meeting, infrequent Board meetings for 
high-level and sensitive issues such as business, hiring, etc., board 
meetings open to everyone - patches welcome, candidates have to keep 
motivated; not only board members can run committees but board holds 
people accountable
* set up Ministry of Propaganda / Outreach / Truth
* IRL meetings: e.g. FUDCon Boston

I know they're still a bit rough around the edges but I think it's a 
good starting point for a number of discussions that we should be 


Christoph Derndorfer
OLPCnews, http://www.olpcnews.com

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