[Its.an.education.project] An OLPC Development Model
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
If we're just (badly) reinventing a new WM, what's the point?
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