[IAEP] Sugarlabs - Goals

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Jan 24 15:39:25 EST 2018

Thanks, Dave! I haven't forgotten your persistence :-)

I really appreciate your continued interest. In fact, I may need your
assistance at some point, once we have a healthy set of responses.

Stay tuned.

Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Systems
San Francisco State University

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:53 AM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> This is great! Thank you Sameer!
> I recently began updating the ideas I drafted a few years ago with Samson.
> Please let us know where to submit the ideas when you are ready :D
> On 11 January 2018 at 17:21, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> Here is a proposal to solicit various goals towards mission of
>> Sugarlabs. I am sending this out as per my comments on the recent
>> #sugar-meeting on IRC.
>> In the past, I have noticed that whenever we propose to discuss
>> various goals that this community may pursue, we tend to fail quite
>> rapidly at not arriving at a consensus. It is not that we have
>> incorrect ideas about how we think the project should proceed. We tend
>> to disagree prematurely. To remedy the situation, I am proposing that
>> we gather opinions from the community about goals and do so in a
>> manner where it remains temporarily shielded from public view. Then,
>> at a given time (say two weeks) we make all of these items public.
>> This may reveal if we have convergent ideas or if we are still very
>> divergent. Either is okay.
>> Next, we would try to merge similar items into tangible goals with a
>> specific time frame. Depending on who the champions are for a specific
>> goal and its objectives, these people may then band together into an
>> ad-hoc group and pursue said goals.
>> The time line for this project is relatively short. I propose that we
>> collect ideas for two weeks. At the end of two weeks, we would then
>> make the items public, and solicit more ideas for a third week. At the
>> end of the third week, we would then try to collate similar responses
>> into clusters of tangible goals. From there on, each set of goals may
>> be pursued independently, depending on its sponsors, champions,
>> supporters and participants.
>> If this sounds like something that will help us move forward, I am
>> ready to set this in motion. I have already discussed this with
>> Hillary Naylor, who is an active participant in our OLPC-SF group.
>> When it's time to collate responses, I may solicit some more help from
>> some of you.
>> cheers,
>> Sameer
>> --
>> Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>> Professor, Information Systems
>> San Francisco State University
>> http://verma.sfsu.edu/
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> Dave

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