[IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 84, Issue 2

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Wed Mar 4 01:27:06 EST 2015

Hi, Gonzalo

I am an old curmudgeon, so please excuse any bad email manners.

The Sugar development team has done a superb job of keeping up with the 
changing technologies.
My point is only that when Sugar is evaluated going forward, it will be 
on its success in delivering a superior
educational experience to school children, especially in the developing 

The demonstrated success of XO deployments in dozens of languages dwarfs 
anything I am aware of from alternative platforms.
The insistence on open source and open educational resources enables our 
deployments to proceed without yearly intellectual property


On 03/04/2015 02:44 AM, Gonzalo Odiard wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Sebastian Silva 
> <sebastian at fuentelibre.org <mailto:sebastian at fuentelibre.org>> wrote:
>     El 03/03/15 a las 07:41, Gonzalo Odiard escibió:
>>         >This begs the question, what has changed between Sugar 0.82 and 0.104
>>         >that significantly improves the value of the XO in primary
>>         school
>>         >education in the Give 1 world?
>>     Ouch. Really? We worked for 5 years for nothing?
>     This reaction is not constructive. You could answer the question.
> I have tried, but make a list of the work from all the people involved 
> in 5 years is not a easy task.
> The question is "is true that work does not provide any significant 
> value?"
> If that is true, then we should stop now, and dedicate our work to 
> other business.
> I am not in a classroom, then other could reply the question better 
> than me.
> Other thing people may be don't realize is better explained by Alice:
> "My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place.
> And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that."
> -- Lewis Carroll 
> <http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8164.Lewis_Carroll>, /Alice in 
> Wonderland <http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2933712>/
> The technology changes, Google change the way their search page works,
> and trigger a bug in Browse when used in a XO-1, we have Khan Academy and
> a lot of other video resources and so. OLPC changed to arm devices and 
> added touch
> support, an all that required a lot of work. I don't know if looks 
> like a excuse,
> but all is part of the problem.
> -- 
> Gonzalo Odiard
> SugarLabs - Software for children learning

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