[sugar] OLPC's bizarre behaviors

Todd Cranston-Cuebas geekhunter at gmail.com
Fri May 23 11:50:14 EDT 2008

Thank you. This is exactly what I was getting at. Sometimes impression
doesn't match reality but it really has to be managed. May open source
projects flourished based on good PR and some excellent, superior
technologies dwindle away when the "feelings" of the outside world are
ignored. I'm not saying that I expected a "perfect" machine when it arrived,
but even though I'm quite technical I still was surprised by how much needed
to be done and what did not work (especially some of the most touted
features in the news spots). You have to manage expectations especially if
you're expecting future donations to support OLPC's growth.


On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 3:37 PM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at laptop.org> wrote:

> 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@"?
> Having someone who only knows the stuff they've seen on devel@ or
> olpcnews isn't going to help us get more stuff onto devel@ and
> olpcnews.
>  --scott
> --
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