NOW: Contributors Program Mtg! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)
holt at laptop.org
Fri Sep 4 14:18:04 EDT 2009
Please join us Right Now reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community
projects over IRC Live Chat: (2PM EDT Boston Time Friday)
Then type at bottom:
* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:
* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring?!
* Fast Review of the 5 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
join us advocating for and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:
1. Ambulant (W3C Smile 3.0 implementation) - Netherlands
(project needs to provide public URL!)
Requests 2 XO-1's and 1 XO-1.5 over 12+ months
The goal is to be able to verify that the Ambulant software incorporated
in the Smile activity operates properly on the XO with Sugar and to
reproduce reported problems.
2. South Tyrol Lending Library - Italy
Requests 10 XO-1's over 12 months
* Helping Italian speaking schools from a sugar soas environment to
a XO/Sugar one
* Italian schools are already using Sugar in thier Linux computer
classrooms in some cases, the logical next step is to convince
teachers to experiment with XOs.
* Translating the manual to Italian language
3. Palaver Project - Liberia
Requests 2 XO's over 6+ months
Objective 1: To gather interest in the community by teachers, parents
and students in having laptops as learning tools.
Objective 2: To have a laptop for each student and teacher at
Virginia Christian Academy in the Lower Virginia community in Liberia.
There are approximately 150 students.
Objective 3: To increase literacy in the community by having ebooks
available for the children and their families to practice and enjoy.
Liberia has only a 40% literacy rate.
Objective 4: To break down tribal barriers and create an atmosphere
of collaboration through the use of technology and a network.
4. Aura OS, STS SpreadSheet, LittleJect File Compressor -- India
Requests 2 XO 1.5's over 24+ months
Aura is an open source operating system which is based on OpenSuSE
11.1 platform. Some members of Phoenix Team had recently proposed that
it would be nice if we can work our way towards running Aura in XO and
XO-1.5 netbooks. We are currently designing this project in 2 sub
-BASE PROJECT -- which is intentionally designed for low power
machines, like old Intel P3 or Celeron which will install well inside
the limit of 700 MiB. The XO is a good target for this type of stream.
-Phoenix Aura-X -- Normal, full functional operating system designed
specifically for home or developers' usage.
Phoenix Aura will be:
= Free of Charge, including every release
= Open to modify its design and kernel
= We are thinking to ship Aura free to every country for only shipping
and handeling charges.
=To provide free, interactive and full functional OS to youth.
=Provide operating system for developer schools in India,,,(Some
developers working for schools)
=To increase the potential of FOSS.
Spread-The-Sheet or STS is open source SpreadSheet program similar to
Microsoft Office Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc... but it is simple and
interactive, allowing even children to use it.
STS is aimed clearly for children(or more specifically, youth) to use it.
LittleJect is a codename of a project which Phoenix-Team is currently
developing in addition to BoomingBang(Codename Imperius)
It is a file compression utility which is aimed to compress higher
than 70%. We are in early development phase of this project which has
just started in August.
5. OLOGO (OLPC Logo), Education game(s), Photo Editing - New York, USA
http://www.eecs.usma.edu/olpc (not active yet)
Requests 2 XO-1's and 2 XO-1.5's over 12 months
The overall program objective is to enhance the OLPC and increase its
value to the end users as a fun and educational tool.
-The OLPC Logo program will allow the users to create graphics, and
also learn how to write small scripts that can produce spriograph type
-The educational game(s) will be decided during the project, but aim at
being addictive (ex. The incredible machine), and support learning as
-The photo editing program is aimed to inspire the users by taking
photos from the internal camera, and allow quick modifications and
filters with an easy to use interface.
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