[IAEP] [SLOBS] The Future of Sugar on a Stick

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Mon Sep 14 17:17:28 EDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Sebastian Dziallas <sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> Martin Dengler wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 06:33:47PM +0200, Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
>>> Martin Dengler wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 05:32:55PM +0200, Sebastian Dziallas wrote:
>>>>> == What is SoaS? ==
>>>>> [...] SoaS aims to make it easy for local deployers to provide each
>>>>> student with a thumbdrive (stick) [...]
>>>> Notably, this does not say "SoaS is Sugar Labs' way of providing
>>>> [anyone] with a [image to put on a] thumbdrive".
>>>> Should we understand SoaS goal as a source-only distribution-making
>>>> kit?  If SoaS is to be Sugar Labs' way of distributing Sugar, we
>>>> should clearly say so.  If not, then we should clearly say so as well.
>>> That's actually a pretty important point and affects strongly the
>>> future of SoaS. Since it clearly depends on SL's point of view, it's
>>> something on which other opinions (like SLOBs') are needed.
>> It'd be interesting to have your point of view.
> Heh, yeah. I probably should explain...
> So my vision is that this SoaS is actually *the* way of distributing
> Sugar, as a SL product. If Sugar Labs doesn't think so, I'd have
> preferred to be informed much earlier. But wait, who's SL here?
> Is it me? Is it SLOBs? Who's going to provide certainty here?
> I personally would like to see open discussions about SoaS being made
> publicly on the mailing list (whether its a SoaS list or sugar-devel) to
> encourage as many people to get involved as possible as well as to
> minimise duplication of effort. I'd also like to gain this certainty
> about what are the plans for the SoaS brand in general are, etc.
> --Sebastian

I am working on a reply, which I hope articulates Sugar Lab's needs so
SoaS can figure out where it fits in.


>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Sebastian Dziallas
>>>> Martin
>>> --Sebastian
>> Martin
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