[IAEP] Be It Resolved: We Need a Sweetie OS for 2015 MDG's

Holt holt at laptop.org
Thu Feb 17 11:49:06 EST 2011

Scott's been away for 2 years from our global community summits but is 
suddenly very curious, asking lots of great and difficult questions 

Several of which we've actually answered remarkably in his absence (thru 
http://olpcMAP.net, Realness Summit, 
http://olpcsf.org/CommunitySummit2010/people.php , Sugar Camp 
Bolzano/Paris and beyond) but many others not yet ;)

Subject: 	Re: [IAEP] For Sugar Everywhere, Google-ize!
Date: 	Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:35:44 -0500
From: 	C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net>
To: 	Nicholas Doiron <ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu>
CC: 	IAEP <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM, Nicholas Doiron 
<ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu <mailto:ndoiron at andrew.cmu.edu>> wrote:

    This is a tremendously interesting but increasingly technical
    It's difficult to weigh pros and cons of an entire OS in an e-mail

I'd actually like to avoid the technical parts as much as possible 
(although I often can't help but respond).

What I'm most interested in are the community aspects:

a) What is the vision for Sugar going forward?  What types of devices? 
  What types of users?
b) How much energy/tolerance do people in the community have for "new 
c) If a group goes off and tries something new, will it result in a 
painful split in the community?
d) Is SugarLabs closely tied to the idea of "sugar as it is now", or do 
they see themselves as part of a wide variety of sugar-like projects, 
with more-or-less use of the legacy code?
e) What are the *essential* goals of Sugar/SugarLabs?  (cjb made a good 
start here!)
f) What does SugarLabs see as their most valuable products?  Activities? 
  SoaS-type whole systems?  Community?  Lesson plans?  Pedagogy?  Support?

Obviously, every reader is going to have slightly different answers to 
those questions, but through the multitude of voices a sense of the 
community spirit can be gleaned.

                          ( http://cscott.net/ )
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