[IAEP] [SLOBS] Revised certification proposal being discussed at the SLOBs meeting

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 11:10:25 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, based upon the area of

The Sugar X Contributor certificate will be given to an individual who
over the course of a sustained effort 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

As an example, the Activity team will issue a Sugar Activity Developer
certificate 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.

Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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