[IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 18, Issue 61

Tabitha Roder tabitha at hrdnz.com
Thu Sep 17 01:02:24 EDT 2009

Hi Caroline

Volunteers roped into slave labour was the key to getting all those
USB keys setup with SoaS. Seriously, I don't know, Alastair and Carl
did it. Copied them in, don't think they will mind sharing how they
did it. After weeks of trying to get it setup right and installing
properly, on the day it took hardly any time at all. We did test a
good portion booted to be sure before handing them out. We used USB
hubs and two laptops.

Kind regards

2009/9/17 Caroline Meeks <solutiongrove at gmail.com>:
> Great news!
> What method did you use to burn that many USB sticks? How long did it take?
> Thanks,
> Caroline
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 6:54 PM, Tabitha Roder <tabitha at hrdnz.com> wrote:
>> > Subject: Re: [IAEP] Sugar evaluation and impact
>> With the struggle to to get small quantities of XOs into countries and
>> through customs and getting funding for hardware, Sugar on a Stick is
>> vital. It has helped us get information out and publicise the great
>> work going on in developing countries and makes it possible for us to
>> utilise existing hardware in schools.
>> We are giving out SoaS at Software Freedom Day - we have about seventy
>> USB keys that have been donated to us by Sun Microsystems for this
>> purpose.
>> SoaS allows us much easier means of getting Sugar into government too.
>> We initially struggled to get SoaS working and found it hard to get
>> support from the community. Making SoaS an official project might make
>> this easier. It would also be good to have a a clear indication of
>> which is the best version for us to hand out to people (we chose
>> Strawberry) and which version we should only be testing with.
>> Thanks
>> Tabitha
>> Wellington OLPC and Sugar volunteer group coordinator -
>> http://laptop.org.nz
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> --
> Caroline Meeks
> Solution Grove
> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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