[Sugar-devel] Private vs Public conversations.

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Mon Oct 28 15:01:57 EDT 2013

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Martin Langhoff
<martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM, David Farning
>> <dfarning at activitycentral.com> wrote:
>>> I just wanted to bump this line of questions as, it is the critical
>> I don't speak on behalf of the Association, but I think your positions
>> are overstated. As far as I know, the Association is still pursing
>> sales of XO laptops and is still supporting XO laptops in the field.
>> Granted the pace of development is slowed and there is -- to my
>> knowledge -- no team in place to develop an follow up to the XO 4.0. I
>> don't have a clue as to what you mean by a "technical philanthropy"
>> but it remains a non-profit associated dedicated to enhancing learning
>> opportunities through one-to-one computing. The fact that the
>> Association has private-sector partners is nothing new. It has had
>> such partners since its founding in 2006.
> +1 on Walter's words, David's position is overstated. OLPC has shrunk
> its Sugar investment, that is true. But on the other points, nothing
> has changed significantly, OLPC has always had to find sources of
> funding.

As I stated, I hope to be proven wrong.

>>> Given financial constraints, these are reasonable shifts.
> That's more like it ;-)
>>> there are ways to establish publicly disclosed and mutually beneficial
>>> relationships. In the meantime we are happy to provide deployments
>>> support while seeding and supporting projects we feel are beneficial
>>> to deployments such as School Server Community Edition and Sugar on
>>> Ubuntu.
> "Seeding and supporting projects" is how it's done.
> cheers,
> m
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David Farning
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