[IAEP] [support-gang] Fwd: w7sins FUD

Bobby Powers bobbypowers at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 11:38:50 EDT 2009

in any case, the text appears to be fixed now in a much more reasonable fashion.


On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Sebastian
Silva<sebastian at fuentelibre.org> wrote:
> 2009/8/31 Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>> I don't think anyone on this list was suggesting that Windows on OLPC
>> was/is a good/appropriate solution for learning. But there is a free
>> software alternative, Sugar, that is designed to be appropriated by
>> the local community/culture. We were asking, why doesn't the FSF
>> promote alternatives (Sugar or some other free learning platform) in
>> parallel with their anti-cultural-imperialism message?
>> -walter
> Walter,
> I thank you for taking my comment and bringing it back into the
> constructive sphere. Indeed your question is a very good one.
> WRT business oriented platforms, I think the idea is that those
> promote themselves (due to market dynamics)... except in niches
> like education, health, environment, where, well, they don't.
> So your point is very valid that the FSF could and perhaps
> should promote alternatives for education (such as Sugar).
> Then again, perhaps that is part of our place as SugarLabs
> ( or perhaps at least our Local Labs efforts which are closer
> to deployments ).
> I don't think pointing at the problem is so bad, because the first
> step to meaningful change is recognizing there is a problem.
> Cheers
> Sebas
> --
> Sebastian Silva
> Laboratorios FuenteLibre
> http://blog.sebastiansilva.com/
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