Community map/email lists
Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
dirakx at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 12:03:40 EST 2007
> A community map of different groups working on aspects of the project
> would be helpful; perhaps a list of [[OLPC:Projects]] that could have
> their own templates.
> I'm not sure that yet another list is what we need just at the moment;
> there are far too many lists being created and left unused. We should
> start using lists such as olpc-open for general discussions, including
> those about community and education; they aren't appropriate for devel
> and sugar; but neither do they have so much traffic yet that we need
> extra lists for them.
> Hi everyone
I agree with SJ +1
> On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, tekelsey at gmail.com wrote:
> > (sj as per request am sending to library list, though it seems like it
> > would make sense to have a list for infrastructure/documentation. I
> > understand about having a lot of lists, but on the flip side, less
> > consolidation will make it harder for people to find archived info - and
> > it would not seem to lead to a relative increase in emails. At one point
> > I suggested to kim that I could draft a suggested community taxonomy,
> > and she seemed to think it helpful. This could be used to presuppose
> > email lists, and the etiquette for launch could be to send a "meta"
> > email announcement to all lists when a new list is there.
> > --------
> > Anne,
> > I don't know if it exists, prolly needs a tree structure nav, wondering
> if you would feel ok about adding a small section on Documentation page of
> "Documentation requests and ideas" and then a bullet on an org chart /
> community map. If it doesn't exist it should, at least as a framework, so
> people can at least learn about the staff, inasmuch as appropriate and not
> covered on laptop.org, and vise versa, so staff could see various
> projects, contacts and so on.
> > For example, even if they are used simply to feed people to the wiki,
> communities and small groups will form in big spaces spontaneously, such as
> Yahoo, Myspace, facebook, and google groups. They've already started
> forming, and it will probably be helpful to staff to have an easy way of
> seeing what's up if they need to.
> > what triggered this is the email below. It was interesting to learn
> about this person.
> > It may also be helpful for us to note and eventually try to find someone
> > to help make a wiki welcome kit, like even down to the kid level. That's
> > the whole point of this thing, so there should also be a wiki for kids,
> > or at least a wiki section.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: "Danny Clark" <danny at laptop.org>
> > Subj: Re: [laptop.org #1581] StopWatch activity
> > Date: Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:03 pm
> > Size: 1K
> > To: bens at alum.mit.edu; access at laptop.org
> > cc: OLPC Developer's List <devel at lists.laptop.org>
> > So it doesn't look like there is consensus on this yet - Mako - since
> > you seem to be following this (and I'm at a conference), could you
> > ping me when you think consensus has been reached?
> > Thanks,
> > --
> > Daniel Clark # Sys Admin, One Laptop per Child
> > # http://laptop.org # http://opensysadmin.com
> > # http://planyp.us/djbclark # http://dclark.us
> > On Nov 14, 2007 4:35 PM, Benjamin M. Schwartz <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu>
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> >> Hal Murray wrote:
> >>>> Obsessive accuracy.
> >>> What's your version of "Obsessive"? Seconds? Milliseconds?
> >> I have no desire to do better than 0.01s. Human reaction times are an
> order of
> >> magnitude slower than that anyway.
> >> What I meant is, I have done everything I could think of to maximize
> >> and this is obvious in the way the code is structured. For example,
> the first
> >> instruction in each user-interface callback records the event time,
> before any
> >> processing is done, to minimize computation delay.
> >>> Are you assuming that the clocks on various XOs are synchronized? If
> so, how
> >>> well?
> >> No. Upon joining, a new member asks everyone else what time they think
> it is.
> >> The algorithm assumes that the network delay is the same in each
> >> Whoever responds first "wins", because this computer experienced the
> >> network+scheduling delay, and so the assumption is most likely to be
> >> Experimentally, this works very well with two nodes on a mesh; that's
> about all
> >> I can test at the moment.
> >> A more sophisticated synchronization algorithm would be appreciated,
> but I did
> >> not know how to make NTP work:
> >> 1. From python
> >> 2. As a highly restricted non-root user
> >> 3. Over Tubes
> >> 4. In a way that is resilient to the sudden disappearance of any member
> of the
> >> group.
> >> TamTam developers: I would like to know how you do synchronization. I
> >> through your git repository, but I couldn't find any C source for it.
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Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero
One Laptop Per Child
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