[Community-news] on Sugar
echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 01:35:05 EDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 12:02 PM, Korakurider <korakurider at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 3:24 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at cscott.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM, Nicholas Negroponte <nn at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > At 01:29 PM 4/23/2008, you wrote:
> > > You have been saying variations of this for a while now, but:
> > > * OLPC has not hired any Windows developers
> > > * OLPC has not adjusted its timeline to allow for time necessary for
> > > such a port.
> > >
> > > I am serious and we have to outsource that part of it.
> Recently OLPC made it clear that they don't support each activities
> except very few number of them including journal, and community is
> responsible of supporting activities. (I wouldn't argue about that)
> So I am assuming the policy would apply to effort porting activities to windows.
> But this should make us much slower...
It works for me. I don't mind how long it takes Microsoft to do the
port, and I will cheer any developers who refuse to port their own
software to Windows. I don't mind if they run in CygWin or CoLinux
(and I am grateful to their developers for letting Linux software be
Linux software), but I wouldn't wish the Windows APIs on anybody.
> Or will OLPC change their mind and to take responsibility to port and
> support them (on windows at least)?
I certainly hope not. People who sell their souls should at least take
the trouble to get paid.
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