[IAEP] [SLOBS] [Sugar-devel] SLOBs Position on SoaS

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Sep 16 10:44:28 EDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 16:38, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
<bochecha at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 16:24, Daniel Drake wrote:
>> 2009/9/16 Sebastian Dziallas:
>>> Let me rephrase again, to make things clear. I'd love to hear an
>>> "official" answer on this. Soon.
>>> Is the current SoaS going to be the primary way Sugar Labs distributes a
>>> Sugar-centric GNU/Linux distribution?
>> Isn't there a wider question first? the one that asks if Sugar Labs is
>> actually interested in being a distributor rather than just an
>> upstream. I raised that question in my recent discussion and my
>> feeling is that the responses basically said "well we should really
>> just focus on being an upstream since we already are overworked there,
>> but actually Sugar Labs is just a platform where everyone interested
>> in Sugar can get together and run Sugar-related projects"
>> Based on that, I'd say that SoaS is a fine project to sit under Sugar
>> Labs but there shouldn't be a "primary way" of getting Sugar. Like
>> other upstream projects, Sugar Labs should work with multiple
>> downstreams (treating them equally) in order to achieve wide adoption
>> of the software.
> That's what I think as well. Sugar should be yet another DE in its
> relationship to distribution.
> That doesn't prevent SL to distribute some kind of a demo image (like
> Gnome does with Farsight Linux, for marketing purpose mainly), but the
> "primary way of getting Sugar" should be "ask your OS-vendor" IMHO.
> And no, I'm not saying that SoaS should be nothing more than a
> discardable demo. I see SoaS more as a downstream OS-vendor,
> distributing Sugar.

That's a very interesting comparison, the discardable demo is of
biggest use for Sugar upstream, but it's also true that it has
tremendous value in real, end-user use of Sugar.



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