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

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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:
/join #olpc-meeting


* 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

   Project Objectives:

   * *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
   sharing information.

   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
   school day.

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

   Project Objectives:
   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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