[SoaS] [IAEP] Announcing the creation of a SoaS Decision Panel

Martin Dengler martin at martindengler.com
Mon Sep 28 19:22:12 EDT 2009

As an attempt at speeding this up, I propose the following outline of
the DP report to SLOB:



The DP has considered questions posed and proposes the following
directions for ratification by SLOB:

> *  Should Sugar Labs be a GNU/Linux distributor, rather than just
>    an upstream producing Sugar releases?

No.  Sugar Labs is focused on Sugar and its Activities as its primary
marketed software products.  GNU/Linux distributors exist separate
from Sugar Labs.  Sugar Labs helps them with feedback and Sugar
packaging support, but does not distribute an installable GNU/Linux

> *  Should SL be neutral about distributions containing Sugar, and
>    refuse to endorse one over another?

Yes. Sugar Labs will neither explicitly nor implicitly endorse any
distribution (including 'Sugar on a Stick' (see below)).  The default
answer to "how can one try Sugar" will be 'try one of [a list]', not
'try Sugar on a Stick'.

> *  Should 'Sugar on a Stick' be a phrase that SL asks its community
>    to avoid using unless they refer to the SoaS-Fedora
>    distribution?"

No. 'Sugar on a Stick' is not a trademark of Sugar Labs.  The name has
been used in the past but will no longer be used by Sugar Labs.

> *  Any other question the Decision Panel deems required to provide an
>    answer to the original question: "Is the current SoaS going to be
>    the primary way Sugar Labs distributes a Sugar-centric GNU/Linux
>    distribution?"

No, since Sugar Labs will not distribute a GNU/Linux distribution.
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