[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar all-hands meeting

Samuel Greenfeld samuel at greenfeld.org
Tue May 26 15:29:48 EDT 2015

Looking at past minutes, I think I am proposing more of a change in
procedure than topics for the oversight meeting.  We need to get more
people involved than are present in the IRC meetings.

In general I am echoing what was said on the "Planning for the Future"
email thread from three months ago.

But some topics (for the oversight meeting or an all-hands meeting) would

   1. What can Sugar publicly commit to having in terms of
   users/developers/finances/etc. beyond what was mentioned in the deployment

   Witness Dan's complaints over the 3 million number, James noting no one
   filed a bug report for Sugar 0.105.1 yet, the lack of candidates for past
   elections, the lack of interaction between the XS development and Sugar
   development communities, etc.

   It also would be useful to know what users/developers/etc. could
   publicly commit to Sugar.

   2. What is being done to address the main issues raised by deployments
   in the latest development survey.

   3. A complete holistic overhaul of how releases are done and marketed.
   Sugar was originally created with a "if you build it, they will come"
   approach that many community members have at least privately complained

   We need real-world examples of how to integrate Sugar with curriculums,
   reference deployments willing to speak with prospective ones, etc.

   Setting up Sugar needs to be no harder than a child using it for the
   first time.

   4. What is being done to attract new deployments, developers (besides
   GSoC) and project sponsors.

   5. I would like to propose a "Sugar Ambassador" program similar to the
   Fedora one where less-technical members of the community could engage with
   other groups to figure out what they would need to use Sugar.  This does
   not necessarily mean that we need to fly them everywhere; but it would give
   us a good idea of what might be required to obtain gain certain types of

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>

> The next Sugar Labs oversight board meeting is on Monday. Anyone in the
> community is, as always, welcome to suggest discussion topics.
> -walter
> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Samuel Greenfeld <samuel at greenfeld.org>
> wrote:
>> I know there have been various board and development meetings for Sugar.
>> But I would like to propose having an "all-hands" meeting where anyone in
>> the Sugar community as well as related groups (deployments, schoolserver,
>> etc.) could raise a topic and attend.
>> If there are few enough people, we might be able to do this with a Google
>> Hangout.  For larger crowds we should try to get permission to use an
>> international conference bridge (to avoid a dozen echo cancelers getting
>> confused by each other).
>> There are a lot of things that need to be done that I suspect could
>> happen given a wider audience.
>> ---
>> SJG
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> Walter Bender
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