[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] How to Make Activity Designers Happy , Parts I and II
wadetb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 2 20:34:43 EST 2009
On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 7:25 PM, Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2009 at 06:12:40PM -0500, Walter Bender wrote:
> > Can you please cite a few examples to help ground me further?
> Let's try:
> * the Etoys/Debian fight?
> * the F6/F7 timeframe Java fight?
> * the Debian/Fedora fight? (and the Ubuntu/Debian fight?)
> * the activity packaging formats fight?
> * the initscripts fight?
> * the vserver fight?
> * the libertas fight(s)?
> * the Bitfrost/____ fight?
> * the Journal/file manager fight?
> * the livecd-tools / pilgrim+puritan fight?
> * the stock vs. patched kernel fight?
> * the UY, ET, and NE modification fights?
> * deciding how and where to seek donations to OLPC (or alternately,
> to market and sell XOs, depending on your perspective).
Not knowing all the gossip, a lot of these seem more like "conservative" vs
"exciting" decisions rather than "libre" vs "usability" or "global" vs
Programmer/Manager A: Let's do crazy idea X, it will solve A, B and C and
will be simple to implement!
Programmer/Manager B: You have no idea what what problems will really arise
with X. Let's just stick with what works, Y.
This judgment process is a natural part of software development.
As a fun exercise, I personally come down at: Etoys, missed that one,
Debian, something other than xo bundles, custom initscripts!!, KISS,
libertas FTW, the best security is a reflash usb key and backup, both,
probably livecd-tools, PATCHED, let them do whatever they need to, market
away but avoid sponsors.
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