[OLPC-Philippines] Stallman and OLPC
james at marasbaras.com
Sat Oct 11 02:03:01 EDT 2008
1. Based on what I've been reading here, elsewhere, and what I've seen in
the schools (I belong to the local Rotary club and we've been taking milk,
books, and supplies to the poorer barangays here) ... what they need is
content, not software. Is there anyone among us who is a content generator?
I'm a developer, I can mush things around and make them somewhat pretty,
although I'm not designer.
On a side note, I do not think we should be preaching. It's what turns me
off about this project and will turn off others.
We should be delivering content and software they can use at no cost.
Beyond that, we should just shut up. Otherwise, we'll be labeled FOSS
zealots and a lot of doors will close.
2. I have two the B1G1v1 machines. It's my understanding that I cannot run
Windows XP on them. Am I wrong? I hope so.
3. I skipped a few e-mails when you folks were discussing Gnash vs. Flash.
Was it decided that Adobe's Flash license was too restrictive to use?
4. Last I looked, Sugar did not run natively on WinXP. Is that still the
case? Is there any desire for Sugar to have a native XP version?
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[mailto:olpc-philippines-bounces at lists.laptop.org]On Behalf Of Jerome
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 1:02 PM
To: OLPC Philippines/Pilipinas grassroots
Subject: Re: [OLPC-Philippines] Stallman and OLPC
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
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...
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