[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Soas backstory and summary was Re: Fwd: [Marketing] Press release flurry planning (LinuxTag - FOSSED - NECC - GUADEC)
dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Fri Jun 19 10:05:20 EDT 2009
The "original" Sugar on a USB memory stick was made by Jani Monoses in
December, 2007 based on xubuntu. (See
I guess it didn't make it far enough up Google for us to find at the time.
On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 3:02 AM, Jonas Smedegaard<dr at jones.dk> wrote:
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> Hi David and everyone else,
> Thanks for the nice background and summary. I have but a single
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:10:32PM -0500, David Farning wrote:
>>The questions that people are posing today are not easy
>>to answer. If we intend to keep the abstraction barrier clean between
>>distribution and upstream Sugar development, we should _not_ be
>>devoting resources to SoaS.
> I fail to see how any resources would be lost by clearly separating work
> on "Sugar" (the desktop) and "Sugar on a Stick" (the USB stick optimized
> distribution containing Sugar).
> It seems to me that Sugarlabs is currently promoting SoaS as a Sugarlabs
> effort but avoid the term "distribution".
> A car is a car. A distribution is a distribution.
> I suggest to instead promote SoaS as the distribution currently best
> optimized for Sugar.
> Such change in promotion would encourage friendly competition among
> distributions. It would also leave room for other distributions
> promoting their alternative products as SoaS as well, if they feel that
> it fits the description of "currently best optimized for Sugar" ;-)
> Kind regards,
> - Jonas
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