Contributors Program Mtg! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)

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Fri Oct 16 02:36:25 EDT 2009

Please join us reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community projects over 
IRC Live Chat:  (2PM EDT Boston Time Today/Friday)

Then type at bottom:
/join #olpc-meeting


* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:

* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring below?!

* Fast Review of the 5 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
  join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:

1. OLPC on Puppy Linux - Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia

   Requests 2 XO's over undetermined months

   Project Objectives:
   C0-Build a Puppy Linux version. Compile package, provide ongoing
   support, troubleshoot, build a repo etc.

2. Using XO Technology Awareness on HIV/AIDS among children ages 4–16 - 

   Requests 8 XO's over 2-6 months

   Project Objectives:
   1. To help child get basic computer skills using xo laptop
   2. Pupils/ Learners to use xo activities to get awareness of HIV/AIDS.
   3. To equip the teacher with necessary xo skills to help the learner 
in HIV/AIDSawareness.
   4. To use xo laptop to deliver life skills that will lead to Aids 
free life
   5. Identify appropriate sources o information on HIv/ Aids related 
   6. Make decisions about personal and social behaviour that reduce 
risk of HIV and STD infection using the XO technology.
   7. Show compassion towards and concern for those infected and 
affected by v
   8. Communicate effectively with peers and others, issues and concerns 
related to HIV/AIDS and STDs using the XO chat
   9. To be actively involved in school and out activities aimed at 
prevention and central of HIV and STD's infections

3. GaiaBB: Proposal for shared community software - Victoria, Australia
   [ forthcoming; LINK NEEDED FROM ]

   Requests 2 XO's over 8 months

   Project Objectives:
   I would like make a proposal to re-purpose my general purpose forum
   software (GaiaBB) to be XO community specific, using a peer to peer
   replication to allow kids to create and contribute to their own easily
   managed forums maintained on their laptops with no central server.

   Typically, forum software requires a database backend, but is actually
   very small footprint as long as you don't allow image attachments.
   Allowing peer to peer replication of the data between participants
   would allow them to grab updates to the forum when they're in range
   say in school, and answer / reply to threads when off radio, say at

4. FotoToon - Buenos Aires, Argentina

   Requests 2 XO's over 6 months

   Project Objectives:
   I have developed the following Activities in Spanish:
   I am developing an activity to create comics, FotoToon.
   (git ).

   * I think FotoToontil can be very useful for developing expression, 
analysis of problems, and
   co-operative teamwork.
   The Activities already developed can be found in use, but I would 
like to complete them and
   to be able to implement shared use between various types of computers.
   * In addition, in Foto Toon I need to test how to take images from 
the Journal, and in my
   current development environment (I am writing in Fedora 11 on my 
machine) I cannot do it.
   * In addition to these activities, I am participating actively in 
"Sugar Days Argentina"
   <> That we are doing 
in our country with
   the objective of creating a community of developers and teachers 
around the OLPC project
   and Sugar and the larger goal of realizing its implementation in our 
   * I would also like to develop an Activity for the creation of 
stop-motion animations (using
   sequences of photos) that will also permit the taking of sequences of 
photos for detecting
   differences (in movement and time between the photos) that will 
permit calculating velocity
   or acceleration.

5. Bookwriting photo-interviewing traveling musician - Sallis, 
Mississippi/MS, USA

   Requests 2 XO's over 6-12 months

   Project Objectives:
   The aim of this project is to demonstrate the
   usefulness of a DIY attitude combined with the capabilities of modern
   technology that both meets creative desires and maintains a balance
   and strong connection with humanity and nature. It is an expose, a
   book, of a person who is just like you, me, or anyone else, with
   thoughts and feelings and troubles and joys. Only when a person shines
   the brightest are they the most visible to naked eye.
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