NOW: Contributors Program Mtg! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)
holt at laptop.org
Fri Sep 25 14:06:22 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 2 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
join us advocating for and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:
1. Vung Vieng Fishing Village Deployment - Vietnam & New Hampshire, USA
Requests 10+ XO's over Undetermined months
* *To Generate Interest and Excitement for Small Deployments of XOs.*
A successful deployment in this very unique site will be visible
to visitors from many nations, generating interest and excitement
for OLPC. Small deployments around the world are a good business
model to keep the OLPC Laptop Project excitement alive, and to
effect change, one child, one school, and one community at a time.
* *To Provide a Deployment Model and Activity Model.* This project
will be a good deployment and activity model for the OLPC Community.
I will publish the "how tos" of the Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Laptop Project with the OLPC/Sugar Community, from the very idea
and preparation, to site visit details for fact-finding, team
building, XO demonstration, community building and initial teacher
training; how to solve technical and power issues, and later, the
XO Activities. See Class Act Entry here:
** To Provide Follow-Up And Assessment.* It has been difficult for
OLPC to obtain follow-up and assessment information on deployments
where the XOs have been purchased outright, especially on large
government deployments. Hopefully,the initial XOs for the first
stage of the deployment will come from the OLPC Contributors Program.
A condition of receiving/using these XOS will be willingness to
participate in follow-up by the VVV Laptop Project Team in Vietnam.
The VVV is isolated, but it is visited regularly by a group of tour
boats. This site is unusual in that my team members from outside of
the village can visit regularly. They have English skills, and
internet connectivity and email for help and support, and for
Additionally, the remote location is accessible to other interested
members of the OLPC/Sugar Community for site visits. The school is
used to scheduled visitors and visits will not disrupt the children's
2. Sugar Labs XO Special Interest Group - Onalaska, Wisonsin, USA
[needs public page, forthcoming]
Requests 5 XO's over 6 months, with option to extend
Create a Special interest group at Sugar Labs to creating community
interest in developing and supporting the XO. Long term objective is
to create a frequently released (every 6 months) community developed
and supported distribution. This would leave OLPC free to focus on
the infrequent, stable releases necessary for mass deployment.
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