[IAEP] [SLOBS] for today's meeting: certificate program proposal

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 09:13:53 EDT 2011

Following up on a thread begun in mid July
(http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/iaep/2011-July/013736.html) I
would like to discuss the following proposal this morning:

Sugar Labs will award certificates to developers to acknowledge and
celebrate their contributions to the Sugar Learning Platform. Several
certificates will be made available: Sugar X Contributor; Sugar
Activity Developer; and Sugar Core Developer.

The Sugar X Contributor certificate will be given to an individual who
over the course of a sustained effort of at least 6 months contributes
to some Sugar community team, e.g., Sugar Translation Contributor.
(The teams are listed on the wiki). The specific criteria for
certification will be determined by the team coordinators, but in
general, it would involve a repeated effort on behalf of the team's
goals at a high level of quality (e.g., of quality sufficient to be
incorportated into our offerings).

The Sugar Activity Developer certificate will be given to an
individual who develops at least one Sugar activity that is
subsequently posted on the Sugar activity portal and be of sufficient
quality to be approved for public release. The activity must also
include internationalization, including the submission of a POT file
to the Translation Team, and documentation, including the creation of
a page in the wiki under the Activity category. As will the
Contributor certificates, sign off will be made by the associated team
coordinators, in this case the Activity team.

The Sugar Core Developer certificate will be given to an individual
who over the course of one year makes significant contributions to the
Sugar core libraries, e.g., sugar-toolkit or sugar. Sign off will be
made by the Developer team coordinators.


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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