[sugar] USB Based Community Access - What could work technically?
Fri Oct 31 20:18:33 EDT 2008
Yes, lets definitely work together on this!
On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 9:54 AM, Caroline Meeks
> <caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > This is a request for technical assistance for "Sugar on a Stick".
> > It looks like we have a pilot school for our USB boot project,
> Earth Treasury is making arrangements for two more, in Ghana and
> Uganda. Perhaps we can work together on this.
> Our use case is one donated desktop computer at school, and one at
> home, per student, with transfer of work over a network or on USB
> stick. Students should also be able to carry their work with them, and
> plug in a USB stick to boot Linux+Sugar on any computer they are
> allowed to use.
> We are told that the computers plus local network and other
> peripherals are available in Africa for the cost of trucking them to
> the site. OneVillage Foundation Ghana and Winneba Linux User Group
> will join in to provide wireless networking, and Fantsuam Foundation
> for microfinance. We will need to provide primary electricity
> (probably solar) for one site, and backup power for both. We will work
> with University of Education Winneba on teacher training, curriculum,
> and teaching materials.
> Once we get through these pilots, we expect that we can expand this
> program, at a very low cost per student, to whatever extent that
> funding can be arranged, and that companies will donate their used
> computers when they upgrade.
> > and a grant
> > proposal in so I am trying to think through various use cases around
> > creating ubiquitous access with a USB storage device. I've written up
> > use cases here:
> > I'd love thoughts on what is feasible, how hard, and how much benefit
> > each scenario actually provide.
> > I've done tests to show that "Home" and "Grandma's" are feasible. I'm
> > curious as to whether putting some of the boot files on the hard drive
> > could reduce boot time or have any other advanatages as most of our
> > computers will likely have working disk drives. I wonder if combining
> > a LTSP or other virtualization scheme is possible (YMCA/School).
> > Note all scenarios are fictional.
> > Write your ideas here or on the Wiki page as you see fit.
> > Thanks!
> > Caroline
> > --
> > Caroline Meeks
> > Solution Grove
> > Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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> > 505-213-3268 - Fax
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Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
617-500-3488 - Office
505-213-3268 - Fax
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