[IAEP] Will anything change this time?

Samuel Greenfeld samuel at greenfeld.org
Tue Mar 10 12:43:05 EDT 2015

Personally I would be more interested in why groups/organizations don't use
Sugar than what existing deployments are looking for to continue using it.

In order for Sugar to become more than a niche product it is going to have
to accommodate a wider population.

The XO/Sugar/Schoolserver combination was originally promoted as a complete
solution which could be used independently without anything else.

But in practice, there is a need to integrate with other solutions.  Sugar
may be a great educational environment but there is a need to tie it into
existing schools and curriculums.  OLPC had educators on staff looking into
this problem, but I don't think we have that luxury.

As an example, the same kludge hacks kept being made over and over to
integrate Sugar & XOs into environments where the schoolserver might not
control the network, proxy authentication/802.1x networks were used, etc.
For some reason this functionality never made it upstream.

On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 11:06 AM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org>

> Hi Sebastian,
> In this specific case, we will keep the replies from the deployments
> confidential
> and release a general inform with conclusions without naming the
> deployment involved.
> There are a reason for that, and anybody involved in negotiation with
> countries will understand.
> Every time than a country say will buy N number of hardware with X
> software,
> all the big companies start to pressure.
> Transparency have a big value, but we can't be naive.
>> and we are organizing a face to face meeting with all the members fro
>> SLOBs,
>> How will this help to address Dan's (valid) concern?
>   to discuss strategies.
>> We need do a deep discussion we can't do by irc or email.
> I don't know if this is the solution, but we are trying something
> different.
>> We are discussing more ideas, like survey the community and teachers,
>> like was proposed in this list.
>> And?
> I don't understand the question.
> Gonzalo
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