need OLPC contact

Samuel Klein at
Tue Apr 6 13:59:01 EDT 2010

Sarah, thank you.

So you suggest including WeSay in our Gnome builds - that's an
interesting idea, and something that Yama mentioned a year ago...
certainly suitable for the OLPC devel list.  That's also the place to
discuss Mono in general,  necessary if this were to become a
widespread effort.

Do you work with developers who could help make a Sugar activity out
of wesay as well?  It would be nice to offer it as a download to the
>1 million students currently using an XO-1, who don't have a Gnome
desktop option:

who just joined the wesay group.
On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 1:57 AM, Sarah Ogilvie <svo21 at> wrote:
> Hi SJ,
> Glad you like the idea. There are various dictionary-making tools, but I
> think that 'Wesay' would be the best option for your Fedora 11/Gnome and
> Sugar desktops:
> Best,
> Sarah
> On Apr 5 2010, Samuel Klein wrote:
>> Kevin and Sarah, lovely to meet you, an awesome idea.   What tool
>> would you recommend?  We could add it to our Fedora 11/Gnome desktop,
>> or better yet to our Sugar desktop as an activity
>> SJ
>>> <quote who="Kevin Jones" date="Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 06:40:02PM -0700">
>>> Thanks Henry. Mako, my friend Sarah Ogilvie has something that would
>>> add a lot of value to the OLPC, I think, extending its immediate
>>> useful value to new groups, and do a lot of good at the same time.
>>> ccing Sarah here.
>>> Here is what Sarah said about her project:
>>> My idea is to put simple dictionary-making software on the OLPC XO
>>> laptops, so that speakers of endangered languages can document their
>>> languages. We are living in an era in which an average of one
>>> language disappears every two weeks, and my project at the
>>> University of Cambridge (Endangered Languages and Dictionaries)
>>> looks at how we can write innovative dictionaries that are
>>> collaborative, community-focussed, and help facilitate language
>>> preservation and revitalization.
>>> There are various options for simple software which are perfectly
>>> suited to the XO laptops, and I would be happy to discuss the issue
>>> further. This could be another important extension of the OLPC
>>> project and its vision to use technology as a means of bringing
>>> freedom and empowerment to children. I would be delighted to help in
>>> any way.

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