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

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Wed Sep 16 13:11:32 EDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 18:58, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:
> 2009/9/16 Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>:
>> I cannot speak for Sebastian nor the whole SoaS community, but
>> something like making SoaS an official project in SLs could go a long
>> way. This would mean saying that "Sugar on a Stick" is a project with
>> this vision, this mission, this roadmap, this governance model, etc.
> Yes, that makes sense. Sebastian, if it were made a project would that
> clear up your doubts?
> This isn't giving SoaS any special treatment -- any project that comes
> close to the calibre of soas is obviously candidate to become
> recognised as an official project.
>> Also discussing like Sean has made the possibility of an hypothetical
>> switch to another distro is very good I think. Better have this on the
>> table than letting it be hidden in the backs of our minds.
> I don't think it would be fair to take over the name of another
> project. If another distro project comes along, I feel that it should
> pick its own name. And is the name really that important? As an
> example, the existing OLPC distros never really had a name.  I call
> them e.g. "OLPC OS 8.2.0" but there doesn't seem to be any consensus,
> and it hasn't been a hinderance in adoption. The users don't really
> get to see the bits that are underneath, so they only refer to "Sugar"
> anyway.

I think the problem is that SLs may want to market an user-end distro
and only one, and call it the same regardless of the underlying
technologies, because the user doesn't care about those. Maybe an
appropriate analogy would be the VIA-based OLPC being called XO as
well as the AMD-based.

So maybe we should use different names for the distro-tied project and
the product?



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