[IAEP] Ubuntu Sugar Remix - Project update.

David Farning dfarning at ubuntu.com
Wed Jan 20 15:21:43 EST 2010

Hey all,

I just wanted to give Sugar Labs an update on the progress of Ubuntu
Sugar Remix.

Since the beginning, I have advocated that Sugar Labs should be a
distribution and platform agnostic upstream which is the foundation
for the Sugar ecosystem.  Sugar Labs is doing that quite well.  The
next layer of the ecosystem is a service organisation which combines
Sugar, a Linux distribution, and a specific piece of hardware into a
supported product.  I have started Ubuntu Sugar Remix to be that

Rather than being a community project, USR is a benevolent
dictatorship.  I make no apologies for that.

USR's business model is to meet the needs of specific customers who
insert value back into the USR ecosystem.  This brings two things to
Sugar Labs:

1.  Sugar Labs now has a tangible partner (if you chose to have one).
This will force Sugar Labs to solidify it's partner policies.

1a.  Trademarks are no longer an abstract issues.  Several weeks ago I
sent a post to SLOBs requesting permission to use the project name
Ubuntu Sugar Remix.  I indicated that I did not need an immediate
answer.  Now that the Sugar Labs trademarks issues seem to be settling
down, I will ask again for permission to call my project 'Ubuntu Sugar
Remix.'  The terms Ubuntu * Remix has a distinct definition within
Ubuntu and Canonical which implies a derivative which is base on
Ubuntu but does not receive official Canonical support.

1b. Use and conditions of the term 'Sugar Partner' will be to be
defined.  Cross marketing policies with need to be defined.

2.  As we fix and improve USR to meet our customers needs, those fixes
will be available to the larger Sugar Labs community.

Ubuntu Sugar Remix

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