[sugar] [Community-news] where is Walter?
echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 01:20:22 EDT 2008
On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:10 PM, Joshua N Pritikin <jpritikin at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 09:58:20PM -0700, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> > 2008/4/22 Martin Edmund Sevior <martines at unimelb.edu.au>:
> > > I really bought into the "new paradigm" of pervasive collaboration and
> > > constructionist education. I'm not particularly interested in a cheap laptop
> > > clone and in any case I guess my own work on Write and abicollab will be
> > > ditched for some stripped down version of MS Word.
> > You can join the imminent fork of Sugar, and we can continue to do it
> > right.
> Suppose you were to do that. What would you actually change? I mean, I
> don't see an imminent threat to Sugar and the constructivist Activity
> ideal besides the recent AP article and rampant rumors.
If Negroponte were to drop Linux and Open Firmware, then all of that
would fall to the forked project. If Microsoft wanted to push
proprietary educational software, then the Activities would be forked
as well. Presumably a lot of OLPC volunteers would walk. I'm
suggesting a place for them to walk to. I expect that Red Hat and
Ubuntu would support the fork, and I would have good hopes for Google.
> On the other hand, by all means, go ahead and set up a mirror for
> http://laptop.org servers and invite people to submit patches, if you
> believe that will help grow the community.
Save it from destruction, rather. Anyway, not yet. But yes, git, Trac,
Pootle, Wiki, lists...
I'm asking others here what they think.
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