[Sugar-devel] ActivityTeam proposal
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Sat Jan 10 14:38:32 EST 2009
Where is a place I could enter myself into :)
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 01:46:56PM -0500, Wade Brainerd wrote:
> Hi all, hope you are enjoying FUDcon.
> Given the recent events at OLPC, I'm planning to refocus my activity
> development efforts on SugarLabs. I imagine other activity developers
> are planning to do the same.
> SugarLabs is off to a great start getting packages into distributions,
> but I can't help noticing that the activities on the home page are
> essentially the same were shipped with OLPC build 650 back in 2007.
> One of the things that drew me to Sugar and OLPC was the promise of
> high quality, collaborative, constructivist educational software.
> While the initial activity set was good, it was also clear that there
> were large holes to be filled. For a variety reasons, many of those
> holes remain two years later.
> And that's why I'm proposing the creation of a SugarLabs ActivityTeam.
> The new team will be separate from the DevelopmentTeam, and will have
> the responsibility of maintaining and extending the suite of
> activities available for Sugar.
> We will:
> 1. Maintain and develop the current suite of Sugar activities.
> 2. Recruit and mentor activity developers from the community.
> 3. Collect, document and organize new activity and activity feature
> ideas from the EducationTeam, deployments and community.
> 4. Work with the DevelopmentTeam and the InfrastructureTeam to ensure
> activity developers are well supported.
> 5. Gather feedback with the DeploymentTeam about how Sugar activities
> are doing in the field.
> Until now, activity development has largely been an individual effort.
> The purpose of this proposal is to collect the activity development
> community into an effective team who can tackle the entire ecosystem
> of Sugar activities together. One result should be fewer activities
> "dropping off the radar" into lack of maintenance.
> Please respond with your feedback about the proposal. If you like the
> idea and would like to be part of the ATeam, feel free to indicate
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