[Marketing] [Sugar-devel] Sugar on Facebook app(Sugarizer)(sugar activities))

Dave Crossland dave at lab6.com
Thu Apr 7 09:38:18 EDT 2016


You are probably more familiar than I am with the facebook free basics
fiasco. Facebook seeks to establish itself as a grand gateway to what the
internet can do, and the software freedom movement yearns to make Facebook
obsolete. (eg, see

One of the ideas of Sugar is to raise awareness about the software freedom
movement, and as such, providing the full experience within the facebook
police-state playpark is an own-goal. We should reach people where they are
in the playpark and lead them out of it.


On 7 April 2016 at 09:31, Vishal Batchu <vishalvenkat71 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Dave,
> I can see why you want to limit the app on facebook, but don't you think
> that it would be better if everyone could have the full sugar/sugarizer
> experience independent of where they are using it currently (facebook in
> this case)? If it is technically not possible to run the entire sugarizer
> app over there due to some limitations it is fine, but I would personally
> like it if sugar/sugarizer offered as much as possible on facebook as well.
> But then again, sugarizer itself has only a few activities as of now
> compared to Sugar, so I guess it would be limited in that way anyways.
> On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 6:36 PM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
>> I think facebook app/game versions of sugar activities is smart
>> marketing, but I would suggest making them a little limited, to get people
>> hooked on them, and then telling people to upgrade to the main
>> http://server.sugarizer.org app to play the next level.
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