[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SoaS] The Future of Sugar on a Stick

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 19:11:04 EDT 2009

Mel, Sebastian, Walter, Bernie, David and the others, thanks for that
ad-hoc yet fruitful IRC discussion tonight. I trust someone can post
the transcript? Meetbot seemed revived.

I fully support the new list as a gathering place for any liveUSB
Sugar project, even if Sebastian's project is and will remain "Sugar
on a Stick" for the forseeable future. I think we're in phase about

I also like the idea of a SoaS Steering Committee, composed of
educators, not necessarily geeky, perhaps prominent, who could bring
constructively critical input. I'm not sure how this fits in with the
charter though, and the Decision Panel etc.

I am confident we are working through the issues. It may seem like
much ado about nothing, but the clarity now will be helpful as we grow
(perhaps quickly).



On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 8:10 PM, Mel Chua <metamel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The mailing list in question is for developers... on the specific
>> existing project. Googling "Sugar on a Stick" will find (as it finds
>> today) the Sugar Labs website and the download page.
> I interpreted the mailing list in question as being primarily for
> developers of *any* SoaS, with the current Fedora-based solution
> making up the bulk of that discussion at the moment. (I'd still expect
> users to be directed towards iaep, unless they wanted to do
> SoaS-specific testing - and for Marketing to be able to decide what
> the name "SoaS" points towards.) I've tried to clarify this in
> http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1419 - Sean, does this address your
> concerns?
> It's going to be tough to find someone in the SL community who is
> distro-independent (most of us at least have one slightly preferred
> distro-of-the-moment, if we're not already more involved with our
> distro community). I think it is sufficient for the
> soas at lists.sugarlabs.org list moderator to acknowledge the need for
> distro-neutrality for the generic "SoaS" term, and be open to any
> alternate liveUSB Sugar project.*
> Sean, since you are concerned about distro neutrality and clarity
> around the marketing of SoaS, would you like to be the mailing list
> admin (or a moderator)? If you read the ticket, you'll see me looking
> for Somebody Better to manage the soas@ list. (Mailing list
> mod/adminship is Not A Big Deal, and the Infrastructure team can step
> in if things go way downhill; it's mostly making sure spam doesn't
> drown us all, and cutting off flamewars when they're not dying down by
> themselves; a good list should rarely, if ever, need to have the
> latter part enforced)
> --Mel
> *...any alternate liveUSB Sugar project that has been through the
> hypothetical future lightweight approval for usage of the SoaS
> trademark (which we should also hypothetically have in the future),
> that is. But these are both entirely different topics.
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