[Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model

Greg DeKoenigsberg gdk at redhat.com
Wed May 7 09:17:40 EDT 2008

On Tue, 6 May 2008, david at lang.hm wrote:

> ubuntu takes packages maintaned externally and picks what version of each of 
> those packages to put in the main distro. the versions of these seperate 
> packages are almost entirely independant of each other. they then do a lot of 
> testing and some development of adminitrative tools and ship the result.
> unfortunantly much of the OLPC development has seemed to be against the idea 
> of having external software run unmodified on sugar, and the resulting work 
> to get anything running will hurt this model.

Again: what makes Sugar different from Linux?

The ability to interact *everywhere*, and to share *every activity* by 
default.  That interactivity basically defines what an activity *is*.

Yes, this severely restricts the amount of software that can run on Sugar. 
But again: the whole world of FLOSS educational software can run on Linux 
just fine.

If we're just (badly) reinventing a new WM, what's the point?


Greg DeKoenigsberg
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