[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Labs changing directions

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Mon May 6 18:46:57 EDT 2019

This is good news.  Thanks to Walter, Karen, and Devin for working on this.
For our part, One Laptop per Child continues to support Sugar Labs through;

1.  making laptops available with Sugar preinstalled,

2.  continuing maintenance of Sugar on deployed laptops,

3.  my work as release manager, and chair of the oversight board.

On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 10:15:35AM -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
> For those of you who were not able to attend the most recent Sugar Labs
> oversight board meeting [1], on 3 May, I wanted to share with you an important
> decision made by the board.
> Sugar Labs has been a member project of the SFC since 2008 and operated under
> the SFC guidelines during that period. For the most part it has been a
> productive and amicable relationship but there have been a few bumps in the
> road, when Sugar Labs community members have had difficulty adhering to some of
> the SFC guidelines. After several attempts to foster a less contentious
> relationship, it was determined that the best course of action is to make a
> change.
> The board unanimously passed a motion to form a 501(c)(3) with the intent of
> moving Sugar Labs resources, infrastructure, and funds into it. [2]
> Devin Ulibarri, our Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) liaison communicated
> this decision to Karen Sandler,  the executive director of the SFC, who
> responded that the SFC would "be happy to help form the new organization."
> Personally, I consider our membership in the SFC as a way-point along a
> continuing journey to bring the best in Free/Libre software to education. While
> I appreciate the work we have done with the SFC for more than ten years, I look
> forward to a new model of independence for Sugar Labs.
> The oversight board will keep the community informed of our progress towards
> establishing the 501(c)(3) organization. Community input, as always, is most
> welcome.
> regards,
> Walter Bender on behalf of the Sugar Labs oversight board
> [1] [1]http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings/2019-05-03
> [2] [2]https://www.501c3.org/what-is-a-501c3/
> --
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
> [3]http://www.sugarlabs.org
> [4]
> References:
> [1] http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings/2019-05-03
> [2] https://www.501c3.org/what-is-a-501c3/
> [3] http://www.sugarlabs.org/
> [4] http://www.sugarlabs.org/

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James Cameron

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