[Marketing] idea for funding /stories
Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
dirakx at gmail.com
Fri May 22 02:08:33 EDT 2009
On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 3:38 AM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Marten
> Our hope is that a local Sugar Lab can develop in every country...
> although one of us could send a CD this time, we would certainly need.
An experience with the Colombian Sugar Lab in this regard is that in all the
presentations, conferences and meetings,
we try to give at least some sugar CDs..right now we are in the initial
phase of ''showing'' Sugar to everyone and trying to separate it from the
XO..it's unfortunate but there is a complete lack of knowledge (in Colombia)
of both OLPC and Sugar but this lack of knowledge is worst on Sugar, we are
trying to change that fact.
Also we hope that future sugar labs in the region (maybe Chile, Brazil, Peru
and Uruguay) can begin to do this work.
> a lot of funding to handle the logistics of mailing to everyone who
> wants one. I agree that the Ubuntu model (ShipIt,
> https://shipit.ubuntu.com/ FAQ:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/shipit-faq) is a great way to bypass
> bandwidth limitations, but that model requires very significant
> funding (not to mention lots of volunteers to stuff envelopes and
> manage order taking, tracking, shipments, customs forms, reporting,
> etc). You may recall that Mark Shuttleworth personally financed
> Canonical with millions of rand of his own money and placed US $10m in
> the Ubuntu Foundation in 2005.
> Most African countries, even the poorest ones, have IT firms and
> computer-equipped companies, if we can find people in those countries
> interested in assisting Sugar Labs we will have a more scalable model.
> Canonical is getting a handle on ShipIt costs (which are confidential)
> by sending boxes of CDs to Loco teams for local distribution, e.g.
> We would need to look long and hard at a decision to do a shipit-like
> organization, especially as an ongoing commitment. The speed of Sugar
> development means most CDs woud probably be swiftly obsolete. I do
> think however that a targeted mailing of branded CDs to journalists
> and education ministries/departments would be an excellent promotion
> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Marten Vijn <info at martenvijn.nl> wrote:
> > >From private conservation:
> > A man in africa wants to use Sugar,
> > due a slow uplink the download will cost
> > 8 hours.
> > - gzipping the iso save 10 Mb only.
> > Maybe there is a funder interested to
> > burn cd and off them to delevoping contries.
> > Like ubuntu does.
> > kind regards,
> > Marten
> > --
> > Marten Vijn
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> > http://martenvijn.nl
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