[IAEP] For Sugar Everywhere, Google-ize!

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Feb 16 21:04:20 EST 2011

Am 17.02.2011 02:53, schrieb Chris Ball:
> Hi Christoph,
>    > So based on these assumptions, given the limited amount of
>    > resources available, and assuming I haven't missed anything your
>    > suggestion would basically mean sacrificing the potential to
>    > significantly improve the experience of the current >1 million
>    > Sugar users to develop something for unproven potential future
>    > markets and users.
> I'm not so quick to posit a zero-sum allocation of resources here --
> we haven't got everyone interested in free educational software on
> this list yet, right?  And having a different platform that's more
> accessible (i.e. runs cross-platform in browsers) or more hackable
> ("view source" that just works) seems like it could easily attract
> more developers into the fold.
> So I don't think this is a good enough reason to dismiss radical new
> work out of hand.

Okay, maybe I'm just somewhat burned here because of the experiences
with Karma but personally I just don't see any technology change
yielding a lot of extra helping hands for Sugar Labs or OLPC one way or

> Of course there are people interested in making
> the current Sugar environment more powerful for its large installed
> base, and there are people interested in new cutting-edge technology
> designs, and they aren't necessarily the same people.

Yes, you're 100% right, that's certainly an important consideration here.


Christoph Derndorfer
co-editor, www.olpcnews.com
e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com

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