[SoaS] SoaS Fedora Spin webpage
sdaly.be at gmail.com
Thu May 6 07:04:42 EDT 2010
Yes Martin, you've told me that before concerning content filtering.
Although it's true that the devil is in the details on that, the main
goal is to alert teachers and education buyers to the existence of the
school server; their IT people tasked with benchmarking, testing,
deploying will want to know more anyway about how it works, but we
raise the probability of reaching them if teachers know it exists
In my experience at home with my kids, a basic whitelist (added to by
request) for ages 5-10, switched to a blacklist for ages 11-13, then
filtering removed at 14 seemed to work best. Although it was annoying
to tune the content filter, it did give me a good idea of what the
kids wanted to do online without standing over their shoulder the
whole time. Accompanied by lessons about online safety, anonymity,
quitting if uncomfortable in a chat context, etc.
We imagine that at first typical Sugar on a Stick deployments will be
local to a school, not multi-school.
The replacement of lost sticks is a great selling point, but I'm not
sure where we are with backup of SoaS Journals on sticks?
On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 5, 2010 at 3:08 AM, Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Martin - any comment on the XS School Server text?
> It is missing "wonderful", "amazing" and similar technical terms.
> Other than that, perfect ;-)
> One note -- I guess content filtering is a selling point, but I'd
> skipt it or use a different one if possible.
> - we don't do filtering by default,
> - we recommend that it's done "upstream" of the XS for multi-school setups
> - all internet content filtering tools are rough... very rough, both
> in false positives and in false negatives -- imagine something 100
> times worse than your spam filter, with no learning/training feedback
> It is still a feature, but for the above reasons I would not use it as
> a headliner...
> martin at laptop.org -- School Server Architect
> - ask interesting questions
> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
> - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Martinlanghoff
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