[Sugar-devel] Making OLPC / Sugar Labs more approachable

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 16:36:22 EDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 4:17 PM, Neil Graham <Lerc at screamingduck.com> wrote:
> And yet, Developers on this list [olpc-devel] have complained when
> people have done that, because this is not the place for it.  Of course,
> there isn't any other place for it.

Don't take every complaint seriously ;-)

> I really don't want to get combative here.   This may come off as "You
> guys all suck" but what I want is for things to improve.

We all do. But we are damned swamped with things, and we do a ton with
the community. You might not see it right now but we do.


> but a friend of mine who attended PyCon came back and said he was amazed
> with just how many people he met who felt burned by OLPC.

Having been an external volunteer first, I can attest that it is hard
to contribute to OLPC. A lot of that is because OLPC has chosen to do
hard things. OLPC requires a lot of time investment. All the other
open proects I know that have similarly hard goals are known to burn
people out.

Don't know if there's a fix for that "overall" problem :-/

Are there specific issues you are hoping for support with, what are they?


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