[IAEP] [sugar] OLPC's bizarre behaviors

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Thu May 22 18:47:42 EDT 2008

On 5/22/08, Christoph Derndorfer <e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> C. Scott Ananian schrieb:
> > On 5/22/08, Yamandu Ploskonka <yamaplos at bolinux.org> wrote:
> > >  To begin with, could we pinpoint _what_ we are looking in such a
> person?
> > >
> > >  1.- obsessive openness, not subject to OLPC NDA
> >
> > I actually want the opposite.  You are welcome to have a non-OLPC
> > community liason, but *I* want someone *employed by OLPC* who knows
> > *all* the secrets and works to make them public to the greatest degree
> > possible.  Someone who attends all the meetings and continually
> > challenges us, "why isn't this public" and "why haven't I seen this on
> > devel@"?
> >
>  So you're basically looking for someone who doesn't mind being despised by
> both OLPC staff ("God, s/he keeps bugging me, how annoying!") and the
> community ("s/he knows more than s/he's telling us").

Well, I like to think that I'm not *despised* by the community, but
I've certainly made myself unpopular at staff meetings.  It's not too
bad.  You get used to it.

But yes, really believing in what you are doing is a big help.

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