2016-06-17 12:07 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland <d...@lab6.com>: > > On 16 June 2016 at 13:49, Laura Vargas <la...@somosazucar.org> wrote: > >> Great news Dave! hopefully more and more OLPC members will join the >> conversation on the IEP list. >> > > Sadly, I must admit that I do not expect anyone at OLPC to join this list. >
Could you please explain why? > > >> - OLPC offered XO-1.75 and XO-4 upgrade kits in the past, to upgrade >>> XO-1s, but they didn't sell that well; she agreed with Tony's assessment >>> that users will run the XO-1 until it fails, and OLPC has no EOL date in >>> mind >>> >>> - OLPC is still offering XO-4s (touch and non-touch) with a minimum >>> order of 100 units through the end of this year for sure, and has a few >>> units in stock in Miami if anyone wants to buy just one or two; and Leah >>> said they could look into updating the laptop.org website to make the >>> offer public >>> >> I belive SL business is the software We should not pay for any hardware >> (besides the servers) that must be provided from PC manufacturers for >> development ans testing. We already have experience with Intell locally. >> > > You do not think SL should offer hardware to developers to raise funds? > Can you also please explain what is what you are proposing? > > >> - OLPC is now also offering a newer model, a classmate-spec machine, and >>> will send me details about this; its rugged and branded but not got the >>> pixel qi screen. >>> >>> - OLPC only ships Sugar, and is very happy with it, and wants to support >>> the developer community although isn't sure how to so; >>> >> >> And we are very happy supporting the OLPCs too. We would like to continue >> doing so in a sustainable way for active members. We should let them know, >> we are developing a thematic fund structure for OLPC and other "investors" >> to be able to directorate the resources into specific projects. >> > > I agree that they ought to be one of the many companies we approach for > funding in the future :) > I read from your email they are ready to "support the developer community" so *let's not keep everybody waiting*! :D > - OLPC is willing to put me in touch with deployments if I wanted to visit >>> them to do user testing of the font editor activity and font design >>> workshops for kids >>> >> >> I believe full transparency for technical contacts, year of intervention, >> native language, number of machines, etc should be public information as >> long as it is public education. >> > > Leah said she could look into how often their customers upgrade Sugar, so > I guess I'll speak with her again in a couple of months when I have more > information about the font editor and some idea about the upcoming 0.110 > release. > > Cheers > Dave > -- Laura V. I&D SomosAZUCAR.Org Identi.ca/Skype acaire IRC kaametza Happy Learning!
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