On 20 June 2016 at 12:00, Caryl Bigenho <cbige...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Could someone find and post the current vision statement? After Wed when
> they finally come to hook up my slow, but very expensive, Internet
> connection, I'll be able to comment on the vision statement and possible
> additions and changes.

https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Vision_proposal_2016 currently says:


Sugar is high-quality software for learning, especially by younger children.

Sugar is designed for use by people who do not yet have regular or
reliable internet access.

The Sugar Desktop runs on inexpensive desktop and laptop computers
that have modest capacity, such as the XO-1 "$100 Laptop" developed by
One Laptop per Child (OLPC).

A web-based version is under development for tablets and phones,
called Sugarizer.

Sugar Activities are applications that run in Sugarizer or the Sugar Desktop.

Sugar Activities encourage learning through self-discovery and
encourage collaboration, expression, and reflection.

Sugar realises the educational vision of Seymour Papert and Alan Kay
by providing a low floor and no ceiling.

Every Sugar Activity respects every user's freedom to run, study,
modify and redistribute it using software licenses compatible with the
GNU General Public License (GPL) Version 3 or later.

Sugar development began in 2006 at OLPC, and in 2009 Sugar Labs was
established in service to the Sugar community as a volunteer-led and
non-profit project.

In 2016 the Sugar community is global, and we at Sugar Labs aspire to
include users and contributors in all countries, all languages, and
all cultures.

We facilitate knowledge and software sharing among all people; we
relate the software freedom movement to education.

We provide plans for how to best use Sugar to improve learning,
intended for individual parents and teachers all the way to national

We raise funds and use them to accelerate the progress of our Members,
enabling them to access laptops, travel, and more.

We make things to think with.

Join us.

https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Mission_proposal_2016 currently says:


To be a welcoming global community where anyone can learn how to
develop high-quality libre software that facilitates learning through
self-discovery and collaboration among young children of all
continents, and to make that software easily available to learners and


The mission of Sugar Labs is to produce, distribute, and support the
use of the Sugar learning platform; it is a support base and gathering
place for the community of educators and developers to create, extend,
teach, and learn with the Sugar learning platform.

Sugar is based on the following principles:

everyone is a teacher and a learner;
humans by their nature are social beings;
humans by their nature are expressive;
you learn through doing; and
love is a better master than duty.
IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)

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