Pippy and Calculate - Evolution Solution
krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Sat Sep 8 12:28:44 EDT 2007
On Sep 7, 2007, at 10:05 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
> You can almost tell that he is pretty much the only guy who is
> interested in supporting outside developers.
That isn't fair. I speak on behalf of the entire OLPC team when I say
that we're extremely interested in supporting outside developers.
There's no question about it, and there never was.
What's also true is that -- so far -- we've been in the unenviable
position of having to grow a platform (both Sugar and the distro)
with heavy low-level development taking place _in parallel_ with high-
level activity development. This is extremely difficult to do in any
set of circumstances, and doubly so with our resource constraints and
timelines. As a result, we haven't been as good as we could be about
leveraging the community and outside developers. We're fully aware of
this, we know it can be really frustrating for contributors, and
we're determined to get better. I expect things will improve
significantly in this domain in a couple of months as underlying
platform development begins to stabilize and our focus turns
increasingly towards activities and other consumers of our platform
Until then, I can only thank everyone who's been bearing with us even
if it feels like there's a line in the sand between 1CC and
"outsiders" at times. Communities are hard work, and we're entirely
committed to growing a great one around OLPC. Really. Please be
patient with us a little longer, and as Wikipedians like to say,
assume good faith.
Ivan Krstić <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> | http://radian.org
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