Favorite Projects for XO Development?

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 20:59:20 EST 2009

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2009/2/17  <david at lang.hm>:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
>> Hello Friends,
>> OLPC will have a booth this weekend (2/20-2/22) at the Southern California
>> Area LInux Expo (SCaLE).  This is a large conference (up to 1000) of
>> open-source aficionados including programmers.  It is a great chance to
>> recruit folks for our team of volunteer developers of Activities for the XO.
> I spent a large chunk of time in the OLPC booth last year, and one
> significant problem was that many people in the booth (including myself)
> didn't have a good understanding of the politics and/or current status of
> things.
> this year things are _much_ messier, I've been trying to understand things,
> but it's been hard.
> could folks who know what's going on make it a point to check mail
> frequently this weekend so that as questions come up that the people there
> disagree on the answer to the question can be fired off and gat a fairly
> prompt answer? it won't stop the wrong answer then, but it can at least get
> clarified rather than repeating the wrong thing all weekend (or worse,
> giving several answers)
> if there is a good 'state of OLPC/Sugar/XO/etc' document to point at (such
> as the info that came out in the 'Please update etoys in 8.2.1' thread a
> couple of weeks ago), it would really help make sure everyone is on the same
> page.
> I will have my two XO's there, I will try to have them running different
> flavors of DebXO (from USB sticks if nothing else, but quite possibly from
> the NAND), since the future direction is to have them run relativly standard
> distros, having examples of the different distros would be nice.
> David Lang
>> I am putting together a brochure to pass out at the conference and want to
>> include information about some of the projects and proposals we have.  Could
>> you all take a look at the page listed below and make any additions and
>> updates you would like included?  I need this done by Wednesday Noon (PT).
>> Thanks!
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects_and_proposals
>> Caryl  OLPC Support Volunteer
>> P.S. Excuse the multiple copies of this if you are subscribed to more than
>> one list.  I will get several copies myself.
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Walter Bender
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