[OLPC-Philippines] Stallman and OLPC

Jerome Gotangco jgotangco at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 01:02:28 EDT 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Mj Mendoza IV <mjmendoza at ymail.com> wrote:
> Yes, I might sound RMS fanatic here but I believe in what RMS believes, and I can't force you to believe what I believed in -- evidences shows it anyway.

Then going forward, let's do something here, as these threads are
needless and they digging on past events and philosophies don't get
any work done - they are a good read though :-)

1.) Get yourself to use free software more frequently if not
exclusively and see how the current education system can benefit to
it. We should basically practice what we preach. There has been a
current thread on -devel regarding using Sugar exclusively to be able
to see areas of improvement that can be done from development early
before deployment happens. This is basically what we call "eating your
own dog food."

2.) OLPC has not done anything official regarding Windows on the XO-1
machine, and the upcoming G1G1v2 actually will have the 8.2.0 release
(or is it 8.2.1, can't recall) which is expected to come out next
week. It's possible to test this with any computer now and testing and
reporting back is really encouraged.

3.) Gnash needs a lot of love (and testing) and it supports Ogg.
Vorbis works. I'm not sure with Theora and Speex. Then let's see what
works with Gnash and what does not and submit it upstream.

4.) Add more here...

Jerome G.

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