[IAEP] Child in charge of FOSS or Sugar
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Sep 20 07:09:56 EDT 2010
On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 04:01, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Søren Hougesen
> <soren.hougesen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For about a month ago, I asked as a curious outsider, if kids were actually
>> hacking sugar.
> Two factors are important here:
> - We all have very high and complex expectations for Sugar, so Sugar
> itself is internally complex; and that trend is increasing. So to
> actually hack in the core of Sugar you have to make a long trip of
> discovery and learning. (Activities are a lot easier to hack.)
> - Sugar (and XOs) have not been in use for long enough! Sugar users
> have only started their journey. Will they travel all the way to
> hacking Sugar? Hard to know! If they are working on TurtleArt /
> TurtleBlocks, EToys, Scratch or Pippy, they are on the right track.
I would also add that one thing is to be able to modify Sugar and
another is to get those changes distributed upstream, in a particular
distro, in your country, etc.
At some point it stops being a local technical issue and starts being
an issue of working together with groups of people from the
government, from another city, another country, etc.
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