[IAEP] [support-gang] NOW: Contributors Program Mtg! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)
e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Sun Aug 9 09:25:52 EDT 2009
> 3. OLPC Bayern Library - Munich/Munchen, Germany
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Bayern (NEEDS REVISING)
> Requests 15 XO's over 18 months
> Project Objectives:
> Translate the english manuals into a German/understandable version.
> Examine the look and feel of the laptop and how to provide more
> useful online help on the laptop for the different target groups (eg.
> developer, child, teacher, other people...)
> Test the help and search for improve potential
> The idea of OLPC is good. To see what potential is possible in
> technical writer environment we will look on the system and
> seek to write useful help text for user.
Looking at the on-ticket transcript of Friday's CP meeting I can't
really figure out what was decided regarding this project... "Yes, but
only with a mentor"?
Anyway, I know it's a bit late but personally I'm wondering what the
point of having a separate Bayern library is seeing that OLPC Germany
already has (a) a library (b) a Web site and (c) generally an
established presence in both Germany and Europe. What also strikes me as
interesting is that none of the 4 people listed as team participants
have been active or contributing to the existing OLPC Germany efforts.
Looking at their stated goals they initially also seem to focus on a
German translation of the existing documentation and generally
documention tasks which doesn't necessarily require a laptop, let alone
So IMHO what we should ask for them is why they want to set up a
completely new infrastructure instead of collaborating with OLPC Germany
and rolling their ideas into a joint project which would have a higher
chance of "success".
Just my 2 Nepali Rupees,
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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