[IAEP] Teacher in Uruguay enchanted to see his ideas integrated into global Sugar update [pr mockup]

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 08:56:53 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 8:41 AM, Greg Dekoenigsberg <gdk at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Sep 2008, Carol Lerche wrote:
>> I'd like to introduce you to the revolutionary idea of a "website".  It
>> is so much more functional than this "wiki" thing olpc is so enamoured
>> of.  On a "website" there is a "homepage" with important "links" to
>> things like "help" and "contact us" and "latest news".  Someone with a
>> 21st century job known as "web design" makes this "website" attractive
>> and easy to use.
>> Of course dumping the information in a heap with no organization is
>> probably better.  You can always do a search on tags.  Like the data
>> store.
>> Sorry for the snark, but really, these are solved problems.
> Your ideas are very interesting and I would like to subscribe to your
> newsletter.
> My question: who owns the web site?
> In the end, like so many things in short-staffed volunteer organizations,
> this comes down to a lack of clear organizational ownership.  Which is, I
> hope, the first set of problems that the oversight board will address in
> concrete ways.
> 1. What needs are most urgent?
> 2. Who owns the solutions?
> In the specific case of web stuff, the Fedora model, while imperfect, works
> for us.  There's a wiki that is as wild as it needs to be, and then there is
> a website, no more than a few pages deep, that points people to the most
> important content in the wiki.
> To do this properly, there needs to be a person or a set of people who
> monitor the web site to make sure that it's still relevant.  Every week.
> It's a boring job in a sea of boring jobs -- but I agree with Carol, it's a
> solved problem, and someone needs to step up and do it.
> --g
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Back in the day, OLPC did the same thing: items were regularly culled
from the wiki and put into the website. Maybe they can get someone to
get things moving again, as www.laptop.org is pretty stale (especially
the non-English pages; for example --


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