[IAEP] Updated invitation: Call for Design meeting @ Monthly from 08:00 to 09:00 on the second Friday from Fri 2019-09-13 to Thu 2022-04-07 (EDT) (iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org)

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[IAEP] Updated invitation: Call for Design meeting @ Monthly from 08:00 to 09:00 on the second Friday from Fri 2018-09-14 to Thu 2022-04-07 (EDT) (iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org)

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Help with Music Blocks Wikipedia Page?

2021-12-29 Thread Walter Bender
Here is one reference to Music Blocks in Peru:

https://www.gob.pe/institucion/minedu/noticias/419064-tablets-para-aprendo-en-casa-tienen-36-aplicativos-educativos-y-10-utilitarios

On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 8:15 PM  wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Walter, media from Peru would be helpful. Thanks!
>
> For Japan (other than the links that I already put in the draft), I
> found the following:
>
> https://gakko.site/wp/?s=%E5%AD%A6%E7%A0%94
>
> https://gakko.site/wp/archives/1343
>
>   --
> https://gakko.site/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/08fb99790750785dc17b973f5b1c16d0.pdf
>
> https://gakken-steam.jp/music_blocks/
>
> https://www.learning-innovation.go.jp/edtech-library/el004/
>
> https://www.kikoku-benricho.com/music-blocks/
>
> https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/01947.02535.html
>
> https://edtechzine.jp/article/detail/1802 and
> https://edtechzine.jp/article/detail/1802?p=2
>
> ?? https://gkp-koushiki.gakken.jp/2018/12/07/5686/
>
> ?? https://www.nifty.com/?top20
>
> On 2021-12-29 20:11, Walter Bender wrote:
> > There must be some media mention of Music Blocks in Japan.
> > Maybe I can dig something up from Peru.
> >
> > -walter
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 8:01 PM  wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I am trying to write a Wikipedia article for Music Blocks because I
> >> think it would be helpful reference for the broader public.
> >>
> >> So far, I have written:
> >>
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Music_Blocks
> >>
> >> Do others, who are familiar with Wikipedia, have anything to
> >> contribute?
> >>
> >> BTW, I started with
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snap!_(programming_language) as a
> >> template
> >> to start this draft.
> >>
> >> It would be helpful to have others contribute to the article,
> >> especially
> >> anyone not directly related to the project, as those contributions may
> >> be necessary to the proposed article's admission into Wikipedia.
> >>
> >> Lastly, if anyone is familiar with other articles that have been
> >> written
> >> about Music Blocks, referencing those would be helpful.
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >> Devin
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Help with Music Blocks Wikipedia Page?

2021-12-29 Thread Walter Bender
There must be some media mention of Music Blocks in Japan.
Maybe I can dig something up from Peru.

-walter

On Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 8:01 PM  wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I am trying to write a Wikipedia article for Music Blocks because I
> think it would be helpful reference for the broader public.
>
> So far, I have written:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Music_Blocks
>
> Do others, who are familiar with Wikipedia, have anything to contribute?
>
> BTW, I started with
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snap!_(programming_language) as a template
> to start this draft.
>
> It would be helpful to have others contribute to the article, especially
> anyone not directly related to the project, as those contributions may
> be necessary to the proposed article's admission into Wikipedia.
>
> Lastly, if anyone is familiar with other articles that have been written
> about Music Blocks, referencing those would be helpful.
>
> Thank you,
> Devin
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[IAEP] Sugar Labs oversight board meeting (TODAY)

2021-07-07 Thread Walter Bender
My apologies for not sending the reminder out yesterday. We have a
SLOB meeting at 19:30 UTC (3:30 pm NY time) on matrix.org #sugar.
Today (21/7/7) we will be doing a Music Blocks lesson.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] meeting reminder

2021-06-22 Thread Walter Bender
We have a Sugar Labs oversight meeting on Wednesday, 23 June at 19:30
UTC (3:30 PM on the US East Coast). Hope you can join us (on #sugar in
matrix.org)

regards.

-walter
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[IAEP] Belated meeting reminder

2021-06-09 Thread Walter Bender
We have a Sugar Labs oversight meeting today at 19:30 UTC (3:30 on the
US East Coast). We'll meet in the Matrix #sugar room. (Note that there
is a gateway from Liberachat's #sugar room.)

See you there.

-walter

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[IAEP] SLOB meeting reminder

2021-05-25 Thread Walter Bender
We have a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 2021-05-26 at 19:30 UTC
(3:30PM on the US East Coast). We'll be using the #sugar room on
Matrix.org (I think many of us use element.io as our Matrix app).

Look forward to seeing everyone.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2021-05-11 Thread Walter Bender
Hope to see all of you at tomorrow's meeting. 19:30 UTC (15:30 US east coast).

We'll meet in Element (Matrix) as per usual.

regards.

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] Announcement: Sugar on a Stick (SoaS) 34 released today

2021-04-27 Thread Walter Bender
Thanks to everyone who helped with the release!!!


On Tue, Apr 27, 2021, 5:41 PM Alex Perez  wrote:

> Folks,
>
> Fedora 34 was released today, which means that we've got a new release
> of Sugar on a Stick 34, which includes Sugar 0.118, and can be
> downloaded from:
>
>
> https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/34/Spins/x86_64/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-34-1.2.iso
>
>
> It's one gigabyte in size.
>
> ..and written to any USB stick using BalenaEtcher, Fedora Imager Writer,
> or whatever your favorite/preferred image writing tool is.
>
>
> an installation image (non-live environment) for 32-bit ARM devices,
> such as the Raspberry Pi 2-3, is also available at:
>
>
> https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/34/Spins/armhfp/images/Fedora-SoaS-34-1.2.armhfp.raw.xz
> The above image is 1.8 gigabytes.
>
> Special thanks to Sugar Labs member and contributor Ibiam Chihurumnaya,
> AKA 'chimosky', for co-maintaining many/most of these Fedora activities,
> as well as the core Sugar Fedora packages, which, as a whole, make up
> Sugar on a Stick.
>
> Regards,
> Alex Perez
> Sugar Labs Contributor & Fedora Package Wrangler
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[IAEP] SLOB meeting reminder

2021-03-16 Thread Walter Bender
The next meeting of the Sugar Labs oversight board is on Wednesday, 17
March at 19:30 UTC (3:30 PM on the US East Coast). NOTE the time
change for those attending from the US.

We will be meeting in the #sugar room of matrix.org.

Among other topics, we will discuss LibrePlanet -- should we have a
virtual booth -- and Google Season of Docs.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] Meeting Reminder

2021-03-02 Thread Walter Bender
The next meeting of the Sugar Labs oversight board is on Wednesday, 3
March at 19:30 UTC (2:30 PM on the US East Coast).

We will meet in the #sugar room of matrix.org so please be sure
to have a matrix client available. (I use element, which is available
at element.io.)

I am hoping that Mariana Ludmila Cortés, the new president of OLPC,
will be able to join us for a general discussion about strategy.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

regards.

-walter


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[IAEP] SLOB meeting reminder

2021-02-16 Thread Walter Bender
The next meeting of the Sugar Labs oversight board is on Wednesday, 17
February at 19:30 UTC (2:30 PM on the US East Coast).

We agreed to meet in the #sugar room of matrix.org so please be sure
to have a matrix client available. (I use element, which is available
at element.io.)

Please contact me if you have any questions.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] 2021-01-03 meeting minutes

2021-02-03 Thread Walter Bender
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2021-02-03

Please see the two motions in the minutes.

regards.

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] meeting reminder

2021-01-05 Thread Walter Bender
Noted.

thx

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 9:03 AM Jui Pradhan  wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> We might as well discuss Sugarlabs participation in GSoC 2021. The period to 
> apply for mentoring organizations is January 29 - February 19, 2021 (GSoC 
> 2021 Timeline).
>
> Regards,
> Jui
>
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 7:17 PM Walter Bender  wrote:
>>
>> The next Sugar Labs oversight board meeting is Wednesday, 2021-01-06
>> at 19:30 UTC (2:30 PM on the US East Coast).
>>
>> There will be a finance report and we will be discussing Claudia's
>> idea of monthly virtual workshops.
>>
>> Please join us on Jitsi [1].
>>
>> regards.
>>
>> -walter
>>
>> [1] https://meet.jit.si/sugarlabs
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>
>
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[IAEP] meeting reminder

2021-01-05 Thread Walter Bender
The next Sugar Labs oversight board meeting is Wednesday, 2021-01-06
at 19:30 UTC (2:30 PM on the US East Coast).

There will be a finance report and we will be discussing Claudia's
idea of monthly virtual workshops.

Please join us on Jitsi [1].

regards.

-walter

[1] https://meet.jit.si/sugarlabs
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] SLOB meeting notes 2020-12-23

2020-12-25 Thread Walter Bender
Perhaps it was not clear in the minutes but I plan to sort through the
books over the holidays and report back at the next board meeting.

On Fri, Dec 25, 2020, 4:54 PM Martin Guy  wrote:

> On 23/12/2020, Walter Bender  wrote:
> > MISSION
> > Sugar Labs® is a volunteer-driven member project of
> > Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation.
>
> Nice words, but what I see from down here is that the leading
> developers are the paid ones (who not only do the work they're paid to
> do but also shoulder other duties such as board membership. mentoring
> and being a generous knowledge base)
>
> If that also seems to others to be the reality that we have, that
> suggests an alternative view, to consciously use SL's funds to fund
> development, with openness about what it pays to whom to do what, and
> the developer's duty to itemize in public the hours spent on each
> assigned task, and the progress made as a result, since that seems to
> be a more effective path than simply wailing "We need more
> volunteers!"
>
> To this end, drawing a line under the past financial accounting,
> taking stock and relaunching it with greater transparency might be one
> way to help SL achieve its technical goals, as well as encouraging
> more and more generous donations when current or potential donors can
> see how cost-effective their funds are.
>
> Just my 2 cents...
>
> Season's greetings
>
>  M
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[IAEP] SLOB meeting notes 2020-12-23

2020-12-23 Thread Walter Bender
== Meeting Minutes ==

Date: 2020-12-23

=== Role Call ===

Present:
Walter Bender
Jui Pradhan
Peace Ojemeh
Claudia Urrea
Ibiam Chihurumnaya

Community:
Samson Goody

Absent:
Lionel Laské

=== Report from project representative (Conservancy liaison) ===
We need a new representative to replace Devin.
Claudia will assume this duty.

Treasurer...
Walter (temporary)
Alex?

Secretary
Walter

=== Report from Ombudsman ===
Nothing from Pattie

=== Finance Report ===
Walter to prepare a report for the next meeting.

Report from Ibiam about his contract to manage activities.

=== Google Code-in Replacement Discussion ===

Samson will take the lead and will organize a separate series of
meetings with the goal 4-6 orgs in Q4 2021.

=== Sugar Labs Mission/Goals Discussion ===
What is our mission?

MISSION
Sugar Labs® is a volunteer-driven member project of Software Freedom
Conservancy, a nonprofit corporation. Originally part of the One
Laptop Per Child project, Sugar Labs coordinates volunteers around the
world who are passionate about providing educational opportunities to
children through the Sugar Learning Platform. Sugar Labs® is supported
by donations and is seeking funding to accelerate development.

callaurrea
Sugar Labs produces, distributes, and supports the use of the Sugar
learning platform, a free software system that is freely available to
anyone who wants to use or extend it.

Claudia: Mission in the context of remote learning??? Small things we
can delivar... as oppose to being too ambitious to get anything done.

Claudia: periodic events... maybe every month an event??? Things that
are more scaffolded... respond to need.

Claudia: We mentor kids and get them to do something concrete.

Claudia: driven by something that is relevant... something we can commit to.

Walter: learning software and a learning community

What are our goals?

A place for people to learn about FOSS and great tools.

Sugar support for the existing OLPC deployments.
Sugarizer support for schools that use mobile technology.
Music Blocks for schools in Japan, kids in Peru, music teachers.

Do we want to concern ourselves with deployment?
If so, we need to be professional about it.

Do we want to use an OKR model?
Support on RPi, Sugar on a Stick on Ubuntu, Fedora, Trisquel

Jui: What is our Social Media story?
Samson reviewed the history. He will share the strategy doc.
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube...

=== Communication Channels ===
How do we want to communicate? IRC, Matrix, JITSI, Slack, all of the above?

Samson and Claudia recommend:
https://discord.com/

650 kids used discord with Claudia's project.
Samson uses it with GNOME.

To be discussed next time.

=== Time and Place of Next Meeting ===
2021 January 06 (Wednesday) at 19:30 UTC

https://meet.jit.si/sugarlabs

Next time: bring to the table ideas for monthly project.

=== Closing ===

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] Sugar Labs oversight board meeting -- 23 Dec

2020-12-21 Thread Walter Bender
The next SLOB meeting is 12-23-20 at 19:30 UTC.

The agenda is at:
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-23

The meeting will be held on jitsi. Please contact me if you need the link.

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Today's Minutes and Next Meeting Time

2020-12-10 Thread Walter Bender
We can add this to the agenda for the Dec. 23 meeting.

On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 11:13 PM Srevin Saju  wrote:
>
> G'day!
>
> I have a topic, which perhaps needs discussion,
>
> We have been using IRC for many years. Recently, some of our
> communication moved to Slack, and some to Jitsi. What is Sugar Labs's
> idea of a best, unified communication platform which it should recommend
> to new developers. Right now, all the guides point directly to IRC, most
> new developers, who are interested to contributing to Sugar drop a
> message to an IRC channel, and almost never get a reply. This is
> possibly because the communication has diversified, or because of a
> community split on the basis of communication medium.
>
> Recently, many new developers told us of the difficulties of using IRC
> clients, the need for Bouncers, etc. We (some of us) suggested them to
> use a Matrix client to connect to #sugar, and indeed they are quite
> satisfied with new mode of communication.. The Matrix protocol.
>
> The Matrix protocol is interesting. Sugar had a matrix channel for many
> years. Recently we set up a bridge between the matrix channel
> (#sugar:matrix.org) and the IRC irc.freenode.net channel, i.e (#sugar),
> which helped a few developers to keep connected to the IRC channel
> without a bouncer and also make use of newer clients for mobile, for
> example Element Android (available  on F-droid, Google Play), and
> Element iOS. Element / Matrix has a intuitive web client which supports
> reactions and better formatting as compared to IRC, and is the best
> place for a developer to start contributing. The most interesting and
> useful feature is the IRC bridge, which helps to make use of the best of
> Matrix and maintain the connection between the IRC channel and the
> Matrix channel. The bridge is a tool which helps to convert the IRC
> protocol to the matrix protocol and vice versa.
>
> Topic of discussion, we a Sugar Gitter channel, Sugarizer Matrix
> channel, etc. Matrix has the support to integrate everything to a single
> channel. What is your opinion?
>
> Interesting points of discussion and helpful material:
>
> * Pull request to add Matrix as a communication medium
> (https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-docs/pull/203)
> * Matrix Sugar Labs wiki page (https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Matrix)
> * Official matrix-irc guide
> (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-appservice-irc/wiki/Guide:-How-to-use-Matrix-to-participate-in-IRC-rooms)
>
> As of now, many popular open source communities use Matrix as the main
> mode of communication, and all the sister nodes bridged to the matrix
> network
> For example:
>
> * Fedora
> * KDE
> * Mozilla Thunderbird
>
> It would be cool, if we discuss this among a wider range of community,
> putting a lot of people's idea rather than two of us discussion [cited].
> So, I hope this topic, would be a good candidate for the next SLOBS meeting.
>
> Regards
>
> On 12/9/20 11:48 PM, devin@ulibarri.website wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > The date and time of the next SLOBs Meeting
> > <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Next_meeting> is
> > 12-23-20 at 19:30 UTC.
> >
> > For the next meeting, the agenda is up at
> > https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-23
> > <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-23>
> > We will be discussing a possible "Sugar Labs Code-in", so it would be
> > great to have your input.
> > I recommend that, if you are interested in attending the meeting, you:
> > 1. Mark your calendar. I do my best to send reminders, but today my
> > email got trapped in spam and I did not have the time to troubleshoot.
> > 2. Please let us know soon if you plan to attend so that we may send
> > you a link in advance. Please send your request to
> > sl...@lists.sugarlabs.org <mailto:sl...@lists.sugarlabs.org>
> > As for today's meeting minutes, they are up at:
> >
> > https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-09
> > <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Meeting_Minutes-2020-12-09>
> >
> > Best,
> > Devin
> >
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Trisquel image Ready for testing.

2020-10-31 Thread Walter Bender
It might be a worthwhile exercise to come up with a consistent naming
convention :P

On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 6:20 AM Martin Guy  wrote:
>
> > the included activities are:
> >
> > abacus
> > analyzejournal
> > browse
> > calculate
> > ...
>
> I've been looking at what activities to include in a Sugar Live
> Everything i386 release, but it looks like you've made my task easier.
> Shall I call it Sugar Live Trisqel in honour of the Activity selection
> or do you think that would confuse things?
>
> Also, if you're OK with me lifting your Acvivity selection, I see I
> need to include lines like
>
>   clone https://github.com/sugarlabs/somethingSomething.activity
>
> in Sugar Live Build's auto/config file, where "something" is usually
> "something-activity" but not all actiivies follow this convention, so
> do you have to hand a list of the github-name activity-name pairs for
> the Trisqel list, to save me having to pore over github/sugarlabs'
> many pages of activities by hand?
>
> I see that sugarlabs-calculator (named in SLB' sucrose set) on github
> redirects to calculator-activity (I guess it was renamed at some
> point). If all activities were to do this (e.g. pippy-activity->Pippy)
> it would be easier to reduce package choices to a succint list.
>
> M
>
> Thanks again
>
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Re: [IAEP] GCI discontinued - backup plan

2020-10-28 Thread Walter Bender
I have not had the bandwidth to really wrap my head around how to do
this yet. Coming up with projects is not a problem. Global outreach
w/o Google will be a challenge. @tincho maybe we can grab a few
minutes to discuss this?

-walter

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 4:24 PM Martin Abente Lahaye  wrote:
>
> I would love to see this happening as well.
>
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM Mariah Villarreal  
> wrote:
>>
>> I'm happy to help with outreach for participants if this comes to fruition. 
>> I have some free time these days :)
>>
>>
>>
>> On 10/28/20 6:45 PM, Samson Goddy wrote:
>>
>> Yes, Walter mentioned it at some point, looking forward in helping too.
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 6:43 PM Samson Goddy  wrote:
>>>
>>> Yes, Walter mentioned it at some point, looking forward in helping too.
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> On Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 6:32 PM Jui Pradhan  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I'm aware that GCI has been discontinued and sugarlabs was a participating 
>>>> organization before. Generally, it was around December and January.
>>>> I remember reading a mail about the discussion on "how we might continue 
>>>> the concept without formal support".
>>>> Has anything been finalized yet? Also, I would be happy to help. Do let me 
>>>> know.
>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
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[IAEP] Music Blocks v3.3

2020-09-06 Thread Walter Bender
V3.3 has just been released. Read all about it here [1].Thanks to the
efforts of Anindya Kundu (@meganindya) Aviral Gangwar (@aviral243), and
Saksham Mrig (@sksum), we have made tremendous progress on Music Blocks
this summer. (Tip-of-the-hat to the GSoC mentors as well: Favor, Sumit, and
Devin.)

enjoy.

-walter

[1] https://github.com/sugarlabs/musicblocks/releases/tag/v3.3
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[IAEP] Tom Gilliard

2020-07-26 Thread Walter Bender
I am saddened by the news that Tom Gilliard (satellit), long time Sugar
contributor has passed away after a long illness.

Tom was one of our most dedicated and diligent testers of Sugar builds (on
a wide variety of GNU/Linux platforms) and a great advocate who will be
missed.

Tom's wife Virginia can be reached at sandykayak...@gmail.com

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] FYI: GCI is discontinued

2020-06-11 Thread Walter Bender
A few of us have been discussing how we might continue the concept without
formal Google support. Stay tuned.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 2:58 AM Hrishi Patel 
wrote:

> That is extremely sad. I read that email, I have so many good memories
> with GCI.
>
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2020, 2:25 AM Devin Ulibarri 
> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Members of the GCI Mentors mailing list received this message today
>> from Stephanie T. of Google.
>>
>> Some of you may not be on that list, but interested to know so I am
>> copying it here.
>>
>> Thanks to everyone for all their efforts (and hacking) over the years
>> for GCI with SL!
>>
>> > Hi GCI Mentors and Org Admins,
>> >
>> > Google Code-in concluded 10 amazing, productive, exhilarating years
>> > in January. This program has been a success because of the amazing
>> > energy and passion all of you have exhibited; volunteering dozens,
>> > hundreds, and in some cases, thousands(!) of hours to help 14,700+
>> > teenagers, from 115+ countries, complete a whopping 76,200+ open
>> > source tasks, during the past 10 years!
>> >
>> > We wanted all of you to be among the first to know that Google Code-
>> > in 2019 was our final Google Code-in contest. We've been looking hard
>> > at our portfolio of programs and as open source evolves, our programs
>> > need to evolve too. We've decided to focus our efforts on Google
>> > Summer of Code and programs like Season of Docs that meet projects'
>> > sustainability needs going into the next 10 years of open source.
>> >
>> > We want to thank you all for being inspiring role models to these
>> > students. Many of you were GCI or GSoC students yourselves and have
>> > been paying it forward for years by helping teenagers discover their
>> > passion for open source software development. The extent of your
>> > support was something many didn’t expect when they first started out
>> > trying to complete a few tasks to earn a Google T-shirt.
>> >
>> > You have welcomed students into your communities and shown them how
>> > open source is making the world a better place and how they can be a
>> > part of that. You all have inspired, taught, listened, and made a
>> > difference in the lives of thousands of students. THANK YOU! These
>> > students have brought fresh new perspectives and ideas into your
>> > communities, inspiring long-term committers with their enthusiasm,
>> > curiosity and skills.
>> >
>> > Many of you have been mentors for all 10 years of GCI (plus GHOP!),
>> > while others came into the GCI family just this past year. Regardless
>> > of when you joined, thank you all for showing immense kindness,
>> > patience, dedication, organization and guidance to the students, the
>> > other mentors in our GCI community, and to me and the rest of our
>> > team over the years.
>> >
>> > These past 10 years of Google Code-in have been an exciting,
>> > adrenaline pumping adventure – thanks for coming along on the ride
>> > with us!
>> >
>> > We will continue to be dedicated to helping open source communities
>> > be sustainable and finding new contributors is an essential part of
>> > those efforts. While Google Code-in is now officially retired, we
>> > look forward to finding new ways to support your communities.
>> >
>> > Best,
>> > Stephanie Taylor
>> > GCI Program Lead
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Re: [IAEP] [Systems] Upgrading sunjammer to Ubuntu 20.04

2020-06-01 Thread Walter Bender
Music Blocks seems happy.

thx

On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 1:36 PM Bernie Innocenti 
wrote:

> On 01/06/2020 21.43, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'll be taking sunjammer down shortly a scheduled OS upgrade.
> >
> > Services hosted on sunjammer, including wiki.sugarlabs.org and
> > lists.sugarlabs.org will be unavailable until the update is complete.
>
> Sunjammer is back online with the wiki and hopefully also the mailing
> lists too (this is the test).
>
> Please contact us on systems@ if you find any breakage.
>
>
> > During the procedure, I will be reachable on #sugar as bernie_.
>
> That was a lie: I switched to Quassel IRC a while ago, and the core was
> running on... you guessed it!
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[IAEP] Congratulations to our GCI winners

2020-02-10 Thread Walter Bender
Winners
AndreaGon
srevinsaju

Runners up
pidddgy
Bottersnike

Finalists
Kiy4h
Smag

Honorable Mention
sdziuda
Rishikesh Joshi
NathanDimmer
Abhay Malik

We had 563 tasks completed by 306 students. (Over 500 students
participated.)

A good deal of progress was made on the conversion of Sugar to Python3,
Music Blocks enhancements, and improvements to Sugarizer. Some fun new
activities were added as well.

Thanks to the community for supporting (and mentoring) this effort.

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Important Update on the Slob Elections 2019-2021

2020-01-10 Thread Walter Bender
On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 10:34 AM Vipul Gupta 
wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Over the past couple of days, there have been some important updates
> regarding the upcoming SLOB elections. These are as follows,
>
> 1. The Sugar Labs oversight board has unanimously agreed to the motion of
> changing the name of the election to *2019-21*, the decision is
> underlined below.
>
> Agreed Motion 2020-02; this late election to be renamed 2019-2021, and
>> that the seats to vacate be either three or four, per our governance
>> rule "positions on the board will be on a two-year staggered basis".
>
>
> You can find the information regarding the election and the candidates
> here, https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/2019-2021-candidates
> (We are still migrating information of candidates and will finish that up
> soon)
>
> 2. In regards to the same, the seats to be vacated has to be either three
> or four for the election to take place. There is one (1) additional slot
> available after the resignation of Walter Bender from the oversight board.
> Walter will still be closely associated with all activities of Sugar Labs.
>
>

Point of clarification. I am vacating my seat as of 31 January to make room
for the 3rd slot so we can rebalance our board seats as per the guidelines.
I plan to run for one of the 4 seats that will open up in the 2020-2022
election at the end of this calendar year.

3.  After a discussion with the election committee, I have decided the
> election will take place from *15th January to 31st January 2020*.
> Results will be declared soon after that.
>
> That would be all for the moment. Hoping to see you all vote for the
> upcoming elections! Expecting a bigger turnout. As always, do reach out if
> you have any questions.
>
> Thanks,
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[IAEP] Sugar Labs oversight board elections -- volunteer(s) needed

2020-01-01 Thread Walter Bender
We will be holding an election for some open seats for the oversight board
(SLOB) later this month. Since Ibiam is a candidate, it is
inappropriate for him to administer the election. Hence we are looking for
a volunteer to be the one to run the election. We can walk you through the
mechanics of what needs to be done, but it is important for the
integrity of the election that we find an independent administrator.

Please contact me directly if you are interested.

regards.

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] GCI background

2019-10-30 Thread Walter Bender
On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 6:37 PM James Cameron  wrote:

> Thanks, I've received the invitation and registered.


Great. Nice to have you on board.


> The mentor
> participant agreement had a couple things that I'm worried about;
>
> 1.1.a "contributor to an active and viable open source or free
> software organisation" ... not clear to me that Sugar Labs is
> sufficiently active and viable to qualify, but presumably that has
> already been worked out.
>

I attached a graph of the activity on just one of our repos. Looks pretty
active to me.

>
> 2.1.b "respond to contestant requests within thirty-six (36) hours"
> ... does not take into account weekends, which for me can be up to
> about sixty-three (63) hours; 5pm Friday to 8am Monday.
>

We will need to ensure we have multiple mentors per project (plus the
admins) to ensure we have these sorts of gaps covered. We've generally
managed to be pretty responsive in years past.

>
> On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 04:44:02AM -0400, Walter Bender wrote:
> > As I mentioned in my earlier email, Sugar Labs has been selected to
> participate
> > in Google Code-in (GCI) 2019. It is a really fun program and represents
> a great
> > opportunity for the community to reach out to new contributors.
> >
> > The contest begins on December 2, 2019, so we have about one month to
> prepare.
> >
> > For those of you who are volunteering to be a mentors, I will be sending
> out
> > invitations to formally sign up as mentors over the next few days, so
> keep an
> > eye out for the invitation. Meanwhile, I wanted to share some general
> > information with you and the Sugar Labs community.
> >
> > * The GCI admins are myself, Lionel, and Ibiam.
> >
> > * We will be using the sugar-devel mailing list [0] for all of our
> general GCI
> > correspondence. This ensures that any discussions are public and that the
> > entire community can participate. By “general”, I mean discussions about
> > process, time lines, etc.
> >
> > * We will be using #sugar on [1]irc.freenode.net as our help line for
> the GCI
> > students. It is important that we keep as close to 24/7 coverage as
> possible,
> > as we anticipate participation from students from almost every timezone.
> If you
> > do not have an IRC account, please see [1] for details.
> >
> > * The GCI website maintains a mechanism for corresponding with the
> students
> > regarding individual tasks. That thread is only accessible to students
> and
> > mentors. It is meant for private feedback to the student.
> >
> > * We maintain a wiki page for Sugar-Labs-specific GCI information [2].
> >
> > * Further details about the rules, guidelines for mentorship, etc. can
> be found
> > on the GCI website [3]. Mentor-specific guidelines are here: [2]https://
> > developers.google.com/open-source/gci/help/responsibilities
> >
> > * It is important to remember that we are working with youths, ages
> 13-17, many
> > of whom are participating in order to learn. So please be appropriate in
> your
> > language and please be patient. Also, we need to be protective of their
> > privacy, so do not share or solicit any personal information.
> >
> > About tasks:
> >
> > At the heart of GCI are the tasks. These are bite size (and not so bite
> size)
> > challenges for the students. Each task can take from 3-7 days and they
> can span
> > a variety of areas:
> >
> > Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
> >
> > Documentation/Training: Tasks related to creating/editing documents and
> helping
> > others learn more
> >
> > Outreach/Research: Tasks related to community management,
> outreach/marketing,
> > or studying problems and recommending solutions
> >
> > Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high
> > quality
> >
> > Design: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface
> design and
> > interaction
> >
> > More details on what these categories mean is available on the GCI
> website.
> >
> > It is our responsibility as a participating organization to come up with
> the
> > task list. We need to have around 100 tasks defined before the content
> begins
> > and will need at least 300 to keep pace as the contest progresses. Open
> issues
> > generally make good tasks. More suggestions can be found in the wiki [4].
> > (Music Blocks alone we have more than 200, so I don’t anticipate running
> > short.) Mentors can enter task suggestions directly into the GCI system
> [5].
> > For ev

[IAEP] GCI background

2019-10-30 Thread Walter Bender
As I mentioned in my earlier email, Sugar Labs has been selected to
participate in Google Code-in (GCI) 2019. It is a really fun program and
represents a great opportunity for the community to reach out to new
contributors.

The contest begins on December 2, 2019, so we have about one month to
prepare.

For those of you who are volunteering to be a mentors, I will be sending
out invitations to formally sign up as mentors over the next few days, so
keep an eye out for the invitation. Meanwhile, I wanted to share some
general information with you and the Sugar Labs community.

* The GCI admins are myself, Lionel, and Ibiam.

* We will be using the sugar-devel mailing list [0] for all of our general
GCI correspondence. This ensures that any discussions are public and that
the entire community can participate. By “general”, I mean discussions
about process, time lines, etc.

* We will be using #sugar on irc.freenode.net as our help line for the GCI
students. It is important that we keep as close to 24/7 coverage as
possible, as we anticipate participation from students from almost every
timezone. If you do not have an IRC account, please see [1] for details.

* The GCI website maintains a mechanism for corresponding with the students
regarding individual tasks. That thread is only accessible to students and
mentors. It is meant for private feedback to the student.

* We maintain a wiki page for Sugar-Labs-specific GCI information [2].

* Further details about the rules, guidelines for mentorship, etc. can be
found on the GCI website [3]. Mentor-specific guidelines are here:
https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/help/responsibilities

* It is important to remember that we are working with youths, ages 13-17,
many of whom are participating in order to learn. So please be appropriate
in your language and please be patient. Also, we need to be protective of
their privacy, so do not share or solicit any personal information.

About tasks:

At the heart of GCI are the tasks. These are bite size (and not so bite
size) challenges for the students. Each task can take from 3-7 days and
they can span a variety of areas:

Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code

Documentation/Training: Tasks related to creating/editing documents and
helping others learn more

Outreach/Research: Tasks related to community management,
outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions

Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high
quality

Design: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design
and interaction

More details on what these categories mean is available on the GCI website.

It is our responsibility as a participating organization to come up with
the task list. We need to have around 100 tasks defined before the content
begins and will need at least 300 to keep pace as the contest progresses.
Open issues generally make good tasks. More suggestions can be found in the
wiki [4]. (Music Blocks alone we have more than 200, so I don’t anticipate
running short.) Mentors can enter task suggestions directly into the GCI
system [5]. For everyone else, feel free to share on the sugar-devel list.

Suggests for tasks can come from any mentor or community member but the
approval of tasks is done only by an administrator.

All tasks should be written with the same clarity one would expect in a
ticket: a detailed description of the challenge and suggestions as to
resources that might be of use. You can include links in a task
description, to an issue, for example, but the task description should be
largely self-explanatory.

We adhere to the same standards and processes of contributions for GCI
tasks as any other contribution, so please familiarize yourself with the
Contributor’s Guide [6].

Before the contest begins, I will send out more details about reviewing and
approving student work. It is imperative that we maintain consistent and
high standards for all submissions.

Finally, as I said at the start, GCI is fun. Enjoy.

regards.


-walter




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[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Google_Code_In_2019#Getting_set_up_on_IRC

[2] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Google_Code_In_2019

[3] https://codein.withgoogle.com/

[4]
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Google_Code_In_2019#This_is_a_stub_for_25.2B_example_tasks_new_for_GCI_2019
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[5] https://codein.withgoogle.com/dashboard/

[6] https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-docs/blob/master/src/contributing.md

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[IAEP] Google Code-in 2019

2019-10-10 Thread Walter Bender
I've begun putting together our application to GCI 2019. And I have
created a page in the wiki with background information [2]

If you are interested in mentoring, please let me know (and add your name
to the list at the bottom of the wiki page.). Please indicate what areas
you wish to help with (coding, design, research, documentation, and QA) and
relevant experience in the Sugar Labs community.

Looking forward to GCI.

regards.

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[1] https://codein.withgoogle.com/
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Re: [IAEP] [SoaS] [Sugar-devel] Fedora 30 SoaS (Sugar on A Stick) final released

2019-04-30 Thread Walter Bender
On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 11:36 AM Peter Robinson 
wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 4:07 PM Walter Bender 
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:58 AM Alex Perez 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> The Fedora 30 release was earlier today, and with it comes the Fedora
> 30 Sugar on a Stick environment, which now has functional collaboration,
> out of the box. It includes Sugar 0.113, which incorporates the necessary
> fixes.
> >>
> >>
> >> For those who would like to try or use Fedora 30 Sugar on a Stick, you
> can download these ISO images, and use DD, win32diskimager, or your
> preferred raw image writing utility to stick the contents on a USB drive.
> Alternatively, the two ISOs below can be booted as a Virtual Machine, using
> VirtualBox, Parallels, Hyper-V, and other virtualization software.
> >>
> >> Here are your download links:
> >>
> >>
> https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/30/Spins/x86_64/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-30-1.2.iso
> <<--- this link did not work
> >
> >
> >
> https://mirrors.rit.edu/fedora/fedora/linux//releases/30/Spins/x86_64/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-30-1.2.iso
> <<--- this link works
>
> The first link sends a redirect to the closest mirror, while the
> mirror manager is pretty good it might be catching up due to load of
> release, and the first link is likely still good for a lot of people
> depending on where you are.
>

The first link was returning errors. Maybe I was being directed to an
overloaded or down server? Seems to work now.

>
> >>
> https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/30/Spins/i386/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-i386-30-1.2.iso
> >>
> >>
> https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/30/Spins/armhfp/images/Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-30-1.2-sda.raw.xz
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[IAEP] Google Season of Documentation

2019-04-07 Thread Walter Bender
As per the motion approved during this month's oversight board meeting, I
have been the process of applying to Google Season of Documentation. I did
a first pass of filling out the application and I created a stub repo [1]
for the project on our GH account.

Next, I'll work on cleaning up the application and we can all work on
generating ideas for where we'd want to apply some technical writing to our
documentation.

regards.

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[1] https://github.com/sugarlabs/GSoD
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] April 19th workshop in Kano

2019-04-01 Thread Walter Bender
I will ask Ahmed for his materials. I know he is also still looking for
input.

regards.

-walter

On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 3:20 PM Patricia Escauriza <
pescaur...@paraguayeduca.org> wrote:

> I'd like to do something like that in Paraguay, I would also appreciate
> having the material and details.. regards!
>
> Patty
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> El dom., 31 mar. 2019 a las 2:02, Jaskirat Singh ()
> escribió:
>
>> Looks great
>>
>> On Sun, 31 Mar 2019, 11:23 am Rishabh Thaney, 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Sounds great!
>>> Can I please get the course material of the workshop? Would like to
>>> organise an event like this as well.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> On Sat, Mar 30, 2019 at 7:59 PM Walter Bender 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Please see the attached brochure.
>>>>
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[IAEP] April 19th workshop in Kano

2019-03-30 Thread Walter Bender
Please see the attached brochure.

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Re: [IAEP] What's the long term vision of Sugar Labs?

2019-03-29 Thread Walter Bender
On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 11:23 AM Sumit Srivastava 
wrote:

> Walter,
>
> Thank you for responding, you've been with SL before it even started, it
> really matters to us.
>
> Please also address this question:
>
> If we could achieve anything, what would we want?
>

Peace, love, and understanding.

But back to Sugar Labs,...

(1) I think we need to be an exemplar of how to deploy* power ideas to
young learners everywhere. This includes not just the bits we deliver, but
the organization through which we deliver them.
(2) I think we need to also focus on a few** high-potential opportunities
for deployments. In my opinion, that includes continuing to support the
OLPC deployments on whatever hardware and OS they are using, focusing on
RPi and other devices favored by the Maker community, and continuing to
leverage the potential of piggybacking on distributions such as Fedora and
Debian in the form of spins or mixes. We need to make it easier for people
to get started... even Sugar on a Stick is too much for most potential
users.
(3) We need to do a better job of packaging the Sugar experience for
potential deployments. I had written pretty detailed deployment guides back
in the OLPC days. We need something more contemporary that helps people get
started and points them towards realizing the true vision of learning with
Sugar.

* We have fallen short of the deploy side of late in part because of the
disconnect described by Tony, which I think exists for reasons other than
he asserted.
** We have very limited developer cycles these days, so we need to choose
our opportunities wisely. And we need to grow that community.

>
> This might really help us improve our plans for the future.
>
> Regards
>
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 8:42 pm Walter Bender, 
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 29, 2019 at 7:49 AM Sumit Srivastava 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Insightful inputs, Tony. I want to discuss all of the stuff being talked
>>> about here, but not now.
>>>
>>> Please keep the emails coming, we need more of them from the community,
>>> especially people who've been with SL for a long time.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 11:31 am Tony Anderson, 
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> [snip]
>>>
>>> Later OLPC split into two organizations: OLPC and SugarLabs. OLPC for
>>>> the production and distribution of the XO laptop and SugarLabs for
>>>> implementation and support of the software (Sugar). This split has had
>>>> important historical consequences: SugarLabs views itself as only
>>>> developing the software but not supporting it as a product - that task
>>>> is left to OLPC (for the XO) and Linux distributions for other
>>>> platforms. This creates a gap between Sugar Labs and its user community.
>>>>
>>>
>> I respectfully disagree with Tony on this point. A consequence of the
>> split is the Sugar Labs does not have the same access to deployments that
>> it did when there was just one organization. But whenever we have been
>> given the opportunity to directly work with a deployment, we have been
>> responsive. The gap does exist, but only when we are left out of the
>> discussion.
>>
>>>
>>>> [snip]
>>>>
>>>> One possible future for Sugar is that it is honorably retired along
>>>> with
>>>> the XO to computer history. Perhaps recorded as a forerunner of the
>>>> Raspberry Pi.
>>>>
>>>
>> In fact, the Sugar experience on RPi is pretty terrific. Some of us have
>> been pushing hard to get more pickup in the communities that embrace RPi.
>>
>>>
>>>> Another future for Sugar is that it again asks 'How can the
>>>> technological advances in computing be harnessed to bring the ideals of
>>>> the Dynabook closer to reality?" What can we learn from the Raspberry
>>>> Pi
>>>> and the Maker community? Is the Dynabook to be a phone or virtual
>>>> reality headgear or a game machine?
>>>>
>>>
>> While I think the maker movement is great stuff (and one of the
>> education-ideas-du-jour) I don't think it is always as focused on
>> Contructonism as construction. I think we have some features, such as the
>> journal and portfolio activity, that could help focus the learning
>> potential of that movement.
>>
>>>
>>>> The critical requirement to avoid retirement is to make Sugar viable as
>>>> an educational computing environment on the current generation of
>>>> laptop
>>>> computers. This encompasses far more than con

Re: [IAEP] What's the long term vision of Sugar Labs?

2019-03-29 Thread Walter Bender
gt;> > #sugar-meeting channel on FreeNode. Feel free to join us and observe, as
>> > well as ask questions before and after the official meeting commences.
>> >
>> > https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board
>> >> Regards
>> >> Sumit Srivastava
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>> > Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:13:29 +0530
>> > From: Sumit Srivastava 
>> > To: iaep 
>> > Cc: Sugar-dev Devel 
>> > Subject: Re: [IAEP] What's the long term vision of Sugar Labs?
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>> >
>> > Great points, Alex.
>> >
>> > I would love to hear from all of you, especially the senior members of
>> the
>> > SL community, before we discuss all the points one by one.
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Sumit
>> >
>> > On Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 6:49 am Alex Perez,  wrote:
>> >
>> >> Sumit,
>> >>
>> >> Great questions, and they're particularly relevant at this phase/age of
>> >> the existence of Sugar Labs. They certainly can't be answered in a
>> single
>> >> e-mail, however I think this is a perfect conversation to have,
>> >> particularly on our IAEP mailing list, which is our general purpose
>> mailing
>> >> list.
>> >>
>> >> Sumit Srivastava wrote on 3/28/19 5:00 PM:
>> >>
>> >> Do we aim to be like Red Hat? Canonical? No match? Who are we closest
>> to?
>> >> Who do we aim to be?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Speaking as an Oversight Board member, I do not believe it is in the
>> >> interest of Sugar Labs to attempt to emulate a company like Red Hat and
>> >> Canonical. These companies have hundreds/thousands of paid employees,
>> and
>> >> their organizational structure is a product of the needs of their
>> corporate
>> >> customers.
>> >>
>> >> Right now, we have a few existential problems on the horizon, one of
>> which
>> >> is a long term problem, but which we now need to address in the
>> short-term:
>> >> Maintainability. Sugar has a lot of "technical debt", and unless we can
>> >> complete our goal of 100% Python 3 compatibility of all core Sugar
>> >> libraries and the toolkit, we risk the loss of being able to be run as
>> a
>> >> desktop environment on current versions of Linux, due to our reliance
>> on
>> >> Python 2. Since Python 2 has been on life support for many, many
>> years, and
>> >> is only nine months from being officially retired, it will no longer be
>> >> maintained by the Python Foundation, nor included by default in the
>> next
>> >> versions of Fedora and Ubuntu. You can read further details about the
>> >> sunsetting of Python 2 at https://pythonclock.org
>> >>
>> >> <https://pythonclock.org/>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> I understand that these are a lot of questions. You can also share
>> >> relevant mail archive links if they're available.
>> >>
>> >> I also understand that we're a non profit and the organisations I
>> >> mentioned might not be a close match.
>> >>
>> >> I personally do not think the core entity of Sugar Labs should be a
>> >> commercial entity, but non-profit organizations are completely
>> entitled to
>> >> be profitable, and many are quite  for the profitable. Personally, I
>> would
>> >> like to see the development of a federated model, where we have
>> >> country/regionally-centered "chapters" of Sugar Labs, with Sugar Labs
>> >> itself taking the in-the-field feedback from our distributed user
>> base, and
>> >> incorporating and triaging suggestions/feedback,
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Essense of my question: If we could achieve anything, what would we
>> want?
>> >>
>> >> I would love to see a world where Sugar was used extensively,
>> worldwide,
>> >> by children in the primary school age range, with a wide range of
>> >> actively-maintained activities, relevant to the current curricula of a
>> >> variety of countries, and of interest to elementary school teachers,
>> across
>> >> all socioeconomic groups. How we get there is the real question,
>> assuming
>> >> we want to, and have the organizational will to do so.
>> >>
>> >> As for what our "long term vision" is, I honestly don't think we have
>> one
>> >> at this point, and we should fix that, which is one of the reasons why
>> I
>> >> chose to run for the Sugar Labs Oversight Board. Our next meeting is
>> next
>> >> Friday, on 2019-04-05 at 20:00 UTC, on IRC, in the #sugar-meeting
>> channel
>> >> on FreeNode. Feel free to join us and observe, as well as ask questions
>> >> before and after the official meeting commences.
>> >>
>> >> https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Regards
>> >> Sumit Srivastava
>> >>
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Re: [IAEP] Pycon Cleavland 2019 Poster Session

2018-12-25 Thread Walter Bender
On Tue, Dec 25, 2018 at 6:33 AM IQRA MUHAMMAD <
iqra.muhamma...@ce.ceme.edu.pk> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> We have been working on this idea to present a Sugar Labs project at the
> Poster session of Pycon Cleveland 2019. The PyCon 2019 conference, which
> will take place in Cleveland, is the largest annual gathering for the
> community using and developing the Open-Source Python programming language.
> It would be a great opportunity to present a Sugar Labs Project at the
> event and this will increase the outreach and a great chance to let people
> know more about Sugar Labs.We are keen to have your suggestions on this
> and also wish to discuss which Sugar Labs project would be appropriate to
> be presented in a Poster Session in Pycon Cleveland 2019. It would be
> great, if you could take out some time to give us some ideas on which Sugar
> Labs project can we present for the poster session. The link below shows
> some of the past projects presented in the Poster Session of Pycon 2018:
>
> https://us.pycon.org/2018/schedule/posters/list/
>
> Best Regards,
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The Sugar Desktop and the majority of the Sugar activities are written in
Python, so it would make sense to focus there. (Sugarizer and Music Blocks
are JavaScript and hence would not be appropriate topics for this venue.)

To me the thing that is most interesting is the scaffolding we built into
Sugar to expose the underlying Python code to our users (e.g., view source)
and to encourage them to explore on their own (the copy mechanism that
gives them them their own copy of a an activity to modify, Pippy, which is
a Python playpen and can be used to create new Sugar activities, and Turtle
Blocks, that provides a Python version of anything they write in the Logo
block language. Also, the IRC activity, which invites newbie developers to
follow the discussions of seasoned developers. All of these are topics I
touched upon in my 2013 talk at PyCon.

regards.

-walter


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Re: [IAEP] SCaLE 17X March7 -10, 2019

2018-12-23 Thread Walter Bender
On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 7:51 PM Caryl Bigenho  wrote:

>
> P.S. To Walter... what is the size of the Sugar Labs banner you have?
>

It is about 30 inches wide and 72 inches tall. Self-standing.

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] welcoming the new Sugar Labs oversight board members

2018-12-22 Thread Walter Bender
We'll need to write up a "Teacher's Guide" for each activity.

On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 1:47 PM Rishabh Thaney 
wrote:

>
>
> On Sat, 22 Dec 2018 at 7:48 PM, Walter Bender 
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 1:00 AM Rishabh Thaney 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks for the update, Walter and congratulations to all the newly
>>> elected members.
>>>
>>> I would also like to help Samson and Vipul with outreach.
>>> Would also like to share that we recently hosted an 'hour of code' with
>>> the ACM student chapter of our college in which we went to a school and
>>> taught basic programming to the students of 5th grade.
>>>
>>> I was wondering if Sugar Labs also participates in the ACM Hour of code
>>> which takes place every year.
>>> Would also like to discuss the possibility of partnering with Code.org
>>> and to see if we can list an activity here:
>>> https://hourofcode.com/in/en/learn
>>>
>>> Which I believe would help in outreach and supporting a bigger cause as
>>> well.
>>> I would request everyone to please share any relevant inputs on this.
>>>
>> I've watched with dismay over the years as we have gone from summer of
>> code to month of code to week of code to day of code to hour of code. That
>> said, I know nothing about marketing and obviously this is a good outreach
>> opportunity.
>>
>> Ideas:
>> (1) Sugar on RPi install party
>> (2) Sugar on a Stick install party
>> (3) Write your first interactive paint program in Turtle Blocks
>> (4) Write your first song in Music Blocks
>> (5) Do X, Y, or Z with a Sugarizer activity.
>>
>
> Thanks for these insights, I think we can list most of these as
> interactive modules here:
> https://hourofcode.com/in/en/learn
>
> So that people conducting more such programs can also be provided with our
> resources which can be used for the HOC.
>
> Though, will have to check how to go about with listing them and are there
> any guidelines that need to be followed.
>
>>
>>
>>> Happy holidays!
>>>
>>
>> Thx
>>
>>>
>>> Best
>>> Rishabh
>>>
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>>>
>>> regards.
>>
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] welcoming the new Sugar Labs oversight board members

2018-12-22 Thread Walter Bender
On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 1:00 AM Rishabh Thaney 
wrote:

> Thanks for the update, Walter and congratulations to all the newly elected
> members.
>
> I would also like to help Samson and Vipul with outreach.
> Would also like to share that we recently hosted an 'hour of code' with
> the ACM student chapter of our college in which we went to a school and
> taught basic programming to the students of 5th grade.
>
> I was wondering if Sugar Labs also participates in the ACM Hour of code
> which takes place every year.
> Would also like to discuss the possibility of partnering with Code.org and
> to see if we can list an activity here:
> https://hourofcode.com/in/en/learn
>
> Which I believe would help in outreach and supporting a bigger cause as
> well.
> I would request everyone to please share any relevant inputs on this.
>
I've watched with dismay over the years as we have gone from summer of code
to month of code to week of code to day of code to hour of code. That said,
I know nothing about marketing and obviously this is a good outreach
opportunity.

Ideas:
(1) Sugar on RPi install party
(2) Sugar on a Stick install party
(3) Write your first interactive paint program in Turtle Blocks
(4) Write your first song in Music Blocks
(5) Do X, Y, or Z with a Sugarizer activity.


> Happy holidays!
>

Thx

>
> Best
> Rishabh
>
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Re: [IAEP] SCaLE 17X March7 -10, 2019

2018-12-21 Thread Walter Bender
I have a Sugar Labs banner that I can make available.

On Fri, Dec 21, 2018, 7:22 PM Alex Perez  Dave,
>
> It's not about 'splintering' discussion. There are a lot of logistics
> for a physical event, from "I'll bring X, Y, Z" to "meet us here on
> Friday" that simply _should not_ be happening on the iaep mailing list.
>
> Dave Crossland wrote:
> > I agree with Caryl, in that unlike me and the 229 others not doing
> > anything for scale, she is doing something and that should only be
> > commended.
> >
> > I also think splintering the discussion in many mailing lists is a
> > pity, since email reader app features exist to deal with muting
> > uninteresting threads, and it makes historical research harder.
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[IAEP] welcoming the new Sugar Labs oversight board members

2018-12-21 Thread Walter Bender
I hope everyone is well. We are in a seasonal transition -- winter has
begun in the north and summer in the south. I wanted to convey holiday
greetings to everyone in the community and also to provide some updates:

* We have a new oversight board. Welcome to James Cameron, Alex Perez, and
Devin Ulibarri. Lionel Laske and I were reelected to our seats. Claudia
Urrea and Samson Goddy will be completing their two-year terms in 2019. I
think we have a very strong group, with demonstrable dedication to Sugar
Labs and its mission and I look forward to having a very productive (and
fun) year.

* Many thanks to Adam, Sameer, and Ignacio, all three of whom have
dedicated many years of effort to the project and the community. Your
contributions are appreciated.

* James will be taking over for me as chair of the oversight board meetings
-- he runs a much better meeting than I do and I think it will be a change
for the better in terms of making us a more efficient organization, able to
make more thoughtful decisions more quickly.

* James will also be replacing Adam as the Sugar Labs liaison to the
Software Freedom Conservancy. I know he will offer a level of
professionalism that will hopefully lead to clear and timely communication
between our organizations.

A few heads up:

* Devin and I head to Japan to run some Music Blocks workshops in early
January as part of an ongoing effort to reach elementary schools throughout
the country. It has been going really well so far and I have high hopes
that this little bit of Sugar will be used and enjoyed widely.

* Rahul Bothra is helping to organize a new set of landing pages for Google
Summer of Code. I anticipate that Sugar Labs will be applying again this
year and we are striving to be more organized than in years past.

* The winners of the Google Code-in contest will be announce in two weeks
by Google. We had some fantastic contributions this year. Thank you for all
the help with organizing (Ibiam), mentoring, and participation.

Make sure to spend some time with family over these short (or long) days.

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] Marketing Opportunity @ SCALE 17x (DotOrg Booth)

2018-12-15 Thread Walter Bender
On Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 4:10 AM James Cameron  wrote:

> G'day Caryl,
>
> Thanks.  Looks like a good opportunity.
>
> Apart from answers to your questions, which are more to do with
> software and hardware than the project, is there anything you think
> the board should be asked to decide?  At the moment I don't think the
> board is needing to decide anything, as our members can direct
> themselves, but welcome your thoughts.


We could, under advisement of the Marketing team, allocate a budget for
making some stickers to hand out. There is quite a collection of designs
generated during GCI.
https://people.sugarlabs.org/peaceojemeh/GCIStickers/


> On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 06:12:11PM +, Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> >
> > Once again we have been offered a FREE booth at one of the country's top
> open
> > source conferences. I have to let Bala know by the 19th if we would like
> to
> > take advantage of this opportunity. So here are the questions we must
> consider
> > before committing ourselves to this ...
> >
> > What do we have to "market" and who is our target audience?
> > Do we have any compelling stories to tell... Mexico? Haiti? Pakistan?
> Or???
> > Will anyone else besides the folks in SoCal be here to help "man" the
> booth for
> > 3-Days(3/8-3/10)?
> > Do we have anything special to offer as "swag"?
> > What new software can we show? Running on what new hardware?
> > Can we offer some hands-on experiences for people there?
> >
> > Please discuss! We did not participate in SCaLE in 2018 but did every
> year from
> > 2008-2017.
> >
> > My email service is acting up and I have to send this out in "batches" as
> > entering some of your names erases everything!!! Put your replies on the
> IAEP
> > list so everyone can see them.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Caryl Bigenho
> >
> >
> ━━━
> > From: Hriday Balachandran 
> > Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 6:49 PM
> > Subject: SCALE 17x DotOrg Booth
> >
> > Hi there,
> >
> > As we look to filling the expo floor, your organization has been invited
> back
> > to SCALE, and we are offering you a free booth in recognition of your
> group's
> > excellent open source contributions.
> >
> > SCALE 17x will be held between March 7 and March 10, 2019, and the expo
> floor
> > will tentatively be from 1400 on March 8, till 1200 on March 10.
> >
> > Please let me know within the next 10 days if I should hold the booth
> for you.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Bala.
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SLOB] Meeting Reminder

2018-12-08 Thread Walter Bender
On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 8:04 PM Dave Crossland  wrote:

> Thanks for sharing the logs!
>

FWIW, the logs from every meeting are available in the wiki:
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Minutes

enjoy.

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[IAEP] [SLOB] Meeting Reminder

2018-12-07 Thread Walter Bender
We have our regular meeting of the Sugar Labs oversight board tomorrow
(Friday), 7 December (today). My apologies for not sending this reminder
out earlier.

We meet at 20:00 UTC (4PM on the US East Coast).

Please join us on irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting
Recall that you must be registered on Freenode in order to attend the
meeting. See [1] for details.

Among other topics, we will discuss:
* Google Code In update
* Elections update
* New Sugar group forming in Nigeria
* Marketing

regards.

-walter

[1]
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[IAEP] throwing my hat into the ring

2018-11-29 Thread Walter Bender
My statement regarding the Sugar Labs oversight board can be found here:

https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/User:Walter#Sugar_2020

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Switching sugarlabs.org to Backdrop CMS

2018-11-16 Thread Walter Bender
Could you (or someone) please articulate why you think this will reduce the
maintenance burden? (I ask with complete ignorance about Backdrop.)

regards.

-walter

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 4:01 AM James Cameron  wrote:

> Backdrop CMS is a lightweight content management system for
> non-profits.
>
> Backdrop CMS joined the Software Freedom Conservancy recently, and
> Sugar Labs is also part of SFC.
>
> Have we any volunteers interested in converting the web site and
> content to Backdrop?  It seems to have all the features needed, and
> may help to release our volunteers to work on more important things,
> such as Music Blocks, Turtle Blocks, Sugarizer, Sugar, or activities.
>
> Steps;
>
> * [ ] establish a list of volunteers,
>
> * [ ] build a list of requirements and acceptance criteria,
>
> * [ ] check for alternate CMS implementations,
>
> * [ ] verify we have consensus to proceed,
>
> * [ ] verify oversight board is in favour,
>
> * [ ] instantiate the CMS,
>
> * [ ] copy content from old site,
>
> * [ ] maintain content.
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[IAEP] [SLOB] Meeting reminder

2018-11-01 Thread Walter Bender
We have our regular meeting of the Sugar Labs oversight board tomorrow
(Friday), 2 November at 20:00 UTC (4PM on the US East Coast).

Please join us on irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting
Recall that you must be registered on Freenode in order to attend the
meeting. See [1] for details.

Among other topics, we will discuss:
* Google Code In
* Elections for new board seats
* Marketing team update

regards.

-walter

[1]
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[IAEP] Sugar Labs oversight board elections

2018-10-05 Thread Walter Bender
We'll be holding an election for 4 seats on our oversight board. The
election will be held in early December.

(1) If you are interested in helping run the election, please let Samson
Goddy, Caryl Bigelow, and/or Dave Crossland know.
(2) If you are interested in a running for open board seat, please let
Samson, Cayrl, or Dave know.

The minimum obligation of board members is 1 hour per month meeting and a
light email load. That said, it is critical to  Sugar Labs to have a board
that is invested in our mission. I hope you consider throwing your hat into
the ring.

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOB] Jaskirat travel

2018-10-05 Thread Walter Bender
Please excuse the top post.

@ Adam, Sameer, Claudia, Lionel, and Ignaco,

I was hoping to sort out this issue at today's meeting but only Samson and
I showed up (2nd month in a row).
I would appreciate your timely response, yea or nay. Without your
participation we are paralyzed as an organization.

regards.

-walter

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 2:41 PM Walter Bender 
wrote:

> As per the discussion with Brett [sfconservancy.org #1917], Jaskirat has
> asked for a travel advance for his trip to Google, where he will be
> representing Sugar Labs at both the GSOC Meetup and the Mentor Summit. The
> details of his trip can be found here [1].
>
> Jaskirat has worked hard to accommodate the concerns raised by several of
> us regarding his proposed budget. I think it is with scope and compliant
> with SFC rules.
>
> MOTION: Approve Jaskarit's attendance of the GSoC Meetup while he is
> traveling for the GSoC Mentor Summit and a travel advance of US $712.
>
> This is somewhat timely, so please try to respond ASAP.
>
> regards.
>
> -walter
>
>
> [1]
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y-W8kR2-zmy2XRskBzRIEjASiMWTbcviK9uDf3V0GJQ/edit?usp=sharing
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Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Meeting Reminder

2018-10-04 Thread Walter Bender
I put instructions on how to register on Freenode in the wiki (as part of a
landing page for every GCI task.) I am assuming people will be able to
manage. As for SLOB meetings, the regulars also should be able to manage.

(We've discussed before about using Sugar chat -- dogfooding -- for our
meetings. I'd be game.)

-walter

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 6:33 PM James Cameron  wrote:

> At the moment the issue with Freenode requires all of us to register
> before we can speak.
>
> This impacts new people.  It makes their joining as complicated as any
> other service with registration requirements.
>
> As D. Joe has observed, if we had our people watching, we could notice new
> people to let them speak.  We would need to enable this, and somehow cover
> the different time zones.  As we don’t have enough coverage now to answer
> the simplest questions from the people we have, we would need some
> commitment.  That would be the next step in that plan.
>
> I don’t know of any other service we could use that doesn’t require some
> sort of registration.
>
> We might set up an IRC server ourselves, but then we take on the defence
> problem that Freenode does for us.
>
> We do have a Jabber server, but I don’t know if it has been attacked in
> the same way.
>
> On 5 Oct 2018, at 07:38, Walter Bender  wrote:
>
> We will be meeting tomorrow (Friday, 5 October) at 20UTC [1] (4PM in
> Boston) on irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting (See [2]).
>
> Note that there has been a SPAM issue on Freenode of late (See the email
> from James I have forwarded below). We should discuss potential solutions.
>
> Also on the agenda:
>
> * GSoC travel
> * GCI 2018
> * [your topic here]
>
> regards.
>
> -walter
>
> [1] https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx
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[IAEP] [SLOBS] Meeting Reminder

2018-10-04 Thread Walter Bender
We will be meeting tomorrow (Friday, 5 October) at 20UTC [1] (4PM in
Boston) on irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting (See [2]).

Note that there has been a SPAM issue on Freenode of late (See the email
from James I have forwarded below). We should discuss potential solutions.

Also on the agenda:

* GSoC travel
* GCI 2018
* [your topic here]

regards.

-walter

[1] https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx
[2] https://webchat.freenode.net/

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOB] Jaskirat travel

2018-10-03 Thread Walter Bender
+1 from me.


On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 5:35 PM Samson Goddy  wrote:

> Seconded
>
>
> Regards
>
> On Wed, Oct 3, 2018, 7:41 PM Walter Bender 
> wrote:
>
>> As per the discussion with Brett [sfconservancy.org #1917], Jaskirat has
>> asked for a travel advance for his trip to Google, where he will be
>> representing Sugar Labs at both the GSOC Meetup and the Mentor Summit. The
>> details of his trip can be found here [1].
>>
>> Jaskirat has worked hard to accommodate the concerns raised by several of
>> us regarding his proposed budget. I think it is with scope and compliant
>> with SFC rules.
>>
>> MOTION: Approve Jaskarit's attendance of the GSoC Meetup while he is
>> traveling for the GSoC Mentor Summit and a travel advance of US $712.
>>
>> This is somewhat timely, so please try to respond ASAP.
>>
>> regards.
>>
>> -walter
>>
>>
>> [1]
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y-W8kR2-zmy2XRskBzRIEjASiMWTbcviK9uDf3V0GJQ/edit?usp=sharing
>>
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[IAEP] [SLOB] Jaskirat travel

2018-10-03 Thread Walter Bender
As per the discussion with Brett [sfconservancy.org #1917], Jaskirat has
asked for a travel advance for his trip to Google, where he will be
representing Sugar Labs at both the GSOC Meetup and the Mentor Summit. The
details of his trip can be found here [1].

Jaskirat has worked hard to accommodate the concerns raised by several of
us regarding his proposed budget. I think it is with scope and compliant
with SFC rules.

MOTION: Approve Jaskarit's attendance of the GSoC Meetup while he is
traveling for the GSoC Mentor Summit and a travel advance of US $712.

This is somewhat timely, so please try to respond ASAP.

regards.

-walter


[1]
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] [SLOB] motion regarding GSoC mentor travel

2018-09-18 Thread Walter Bender
Carly and maybe me. I don't know any other details.

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:05 PM Ignacio Rodríguez 
wrote:

> Hello.
> I'm not trying to be mean or something, but wondering who is he meeting
> from SugarLabs?
>
> > (to visit some Sugar Labs people and his cousin in DC.)
>
> Greetings,
> Ignacio.-
>
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:20 PM Samson Goddy 
> wrote:
>
>> Seconded,
>>
>> I believe that members should  use opportunities like Gsoc to Meetup
>> fellow members.
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 8:17 PM Walter Bender 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Background: Google has provided SL with $3000 towards mentor travel to
>>> the October summit. ($3300 - the SFC 10%) although we have yet to receive
>>> $1100 of the funds. We have also received $5400 in mentor "stipends" ($6000
>>> - the SFC 10%). As you may recall, we are sending three people, Devin,
>>> Jaskirat, and Shrivank. Only Jaskirat is traveling internationally, so the
>>> best estimate is that the travel will come in on budget. As we did last
>>> year, we could apply some of the mentor stipend $$ to cover any overruns.
>>> (Note we have already approved a previous motion to approve a travel
>>> advance for Jaskirat to attend the Google Summer of Code mentor summit in
>>> October 2018. [1])
>>>
>>> The SFC estimates a cost increase in Jaskirat's ticket of $400-$500 due
>>> to his intention to travel some while in the States (to visit some Sugar
>>> Labs people and his cousin in DC.) Jaskirat is paying for his domestic
>>> travel, but the round trip in and out of SF is apparently less expensive,
>>> hence the need for SLOB approval. IMHO, we should be extending
>>> opportunities for community members whenever possible.
>>>
>>> Motion: To approve the additional cost associated with Jaskirat's ticket
>>> to and from the GSoC summit as calculated by the SFC. If for some reason
>>> the total budget for GSoC summit travel exceeds $3000, we can apply
>>> Jaskirat's and my share of the GSoC mentor stipend to cover the overrun.
>>>
>>> This is somewhat timely as tickets need to be purchased.
>>>
>>> regards.
>>>
>>> -walter
>>>
>>> [1]
>>> http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2018-August/055603.html
>>>
>>> -- Forwarded message -
>>> From: Brett Smith via RT 
>>> Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:58 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [sfconservancy.org #1845] Additional US flight
>>> expenditures for Jaskirat Singh
>>> To: 
>>> Cc: 
>>>
>>>
>>> On 09/18/2018 12:46 PM, Adam Holt via RT wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Brett Smith via RT <
>>> approv...@tix.sfconservancy.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Adam and team,
>>>>
>>>> Jaskirat Singh is planning additional travel in the US after the GSoC
>>>> mentor summit. Some of it is personal,
>>>
>>>
>>> Hi Brett,
>>>
>>> Travel funds for the GSoC mentor summit do not include personal side
>>> trips.
>>>
>>> Adam,
>>>
>>> Yes, to be clear, our travel policy states: “Travelers may seek approval
>>> to book travel itineraries that include extra days for personal reasons, *so
>>> long as the cost of the flight meets the other requirements of this 
>>> Policy*.”
>>> Additional expense *just* for personal reasons isn’t permitted, and if
>>> that was the case here, I would’ve declined without even asking you. The
>>> planned meetings with other collaborators meant it was at least potentially
>>> project-related, so that’s why I checked.
>>>
>>> I’ll work with him to see what he wants to do but I won’t book
>>> additional travel with him unless/until you tell me otherwise.
>>>
>>> Thanks for your prompt response,
>>> --
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>>>
>>>
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[IAEP] [SLOB] motion regarding GSoC mentor travel

2018-09-18 Thread Walter Bender
Background: Google has provided SL with $3000 towards mentor travel to the
October summit. ($3300 - the SFC 10%) although we have yet to receive $1100
of the funds. We have also received $5400 in mentor "stipends" ($6000 - the
SFC 10%). As you may recall, we are sending three people, Devin, Jaskirat,
and Shrivank. Only Jaskirat is traveling internationally, so the best
estimate is that the travel will come in on budget. As we did last year, we
could apply some of the mentor stipend $$ to cover any overruns. (Note we
have already approved a previous motion to approve a travel advance for
Jaskirat to attend the Google Summer of Code mentor summit in October 2018.
[1])

The SFC estimates a cost increase in Jaskirat's ticket of $400-$500 due to
his intention to travel some while in the States (to visit some Sugar Labs
people and his cousin in DC.) Jaskirat is paying for his domestic travel,
but the round trip in and out of SF is apparently less expensive, hence the
need for SLOB approval. IMHO, we should be extending opportunities for
community members whenever possible.

Motion: To approve the additional cost associated with Jaskirat's ticket to
and from the GSoC summit as calculated by the SFC. If for some reason the
total budget for GSoC summit travel exceeds $3000, we can apply Jaskirat's
and my share of the GSoC mentor stipend to cover the overrun.

This is somewhat timely as tickets need to be purchased.

regards.

-walter

[1] http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/sugar-devel/2018-August/055603.html

-- Forwarded message -
From: Brett Smith via RT 
Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [sfconservancy.org #1845] Additional US flight expenditures
for Jaskirat Singh
To: 
Cc: 


On 09/18/2018 12:46 PM, Adam Holt via RT wrote:


On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 12:21 PM, Brett Smith via RT <
approv...@tix.sfconservancy.org> wrote:

> Adam and team,
>
> Jaskirat Singh is planning additional travel in the US after the GSoC
> mentor summit. Some of it is personal,


Hi Brett,

Travel funds for the GSoC mentor summit do not include personal side trips.

Adam,

Yes, to be clear, our travel policy states: “Travelers may seek approval to
book travel itineraries that include extra days for personal reasons, *so
long as the cost of the flight meets the other requirements of this Policy*.”
Additional expense *just* for personal reasons isn’t permitted, and if that
was the case here, I would’ve declined without even asking you. The planned
meetings with other collaborators meant it was at least potentially
project-related, so that’s why I checked.

I’ll work with him to see what he wants to do but I won’t book additional
travel with him unless/until you tell me otherwise.

Thanks for your prompt response,
-- 
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Re: [IAEP] [SLOB] GCI 2018

2018-09-07 Thread Walter Bender
Thanks!  Ibiam will be the co-admin this year, but your mentoring will of
course be super helpful. Do you have time, tio?

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 4:43 PM Ignacio Rodríguez 
wrote:

> I'll second.
> I'll have more time this year to mentor and be admin if required.
>
> Greetings,
> Ignacio.-
>
> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018, 5:42 PM Walter Bender 
> wrote:
>
>> We seem to have sufficient interest from the community to apply to Google
>> Code-in again this year. Lots of returning mentors and some students who
>> have morphed into mentors as well. But I will not apply w/o SLOB approval.
>>
>> Motion: Sugar Labs will apply to participate in Google Code-in 2018.
>> Walter will be the primary administrator.
>>
>> Time in of the essence as the schedule this year has applications
>> starting this week, so please respond ASAP.
>>
>> regards.
>>
>> -walter
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[IAEP] [SLOB] GCI 2018

2018-09-07 Thread Walter Bender
We seem to have sufficient interest from the community to apply to Google
Code-in again this year. Lots of returning mentors and some students who
have morphed into mentors as well. But I will not apply w/o SLOB approval.

Motion: Sugar Labs will apply to participate in Google Code-in 2018. Walter
will be the primary administrator.

Time in of the essence as the schedule this year has applications starting
this week, so please respond ASAP.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2018-09-06 Thread Walter Bender
We will be meeting Friday, 7 September at 20UTC [1] (4PM in Boston) on
irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting.

Note that there has been a SPAM issue on Freenode of late so you will need
to register your account if you want to participate. Please see [2].

Among the discussion topics on the agenda:

* GSoC wrap up
* Music Blocks in Japan
* GCI particpation
* Time for a design team meeting?

regards.

-walter

[1] https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx
[2] h 
<https://webchat.freenode.net/>*https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration
<https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration>*

First time users:
/nick YOURNICKNAME
/msg NickServ REGISTER password yourem...@example.com

Returning users:
/nick YOURNICKNAME
/msg nickserv identify YOURPASSWORD

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] freenode spam measures

2018-08-21 Thread Walter Bender
Unfortunately, if seems some spammers are still in the channel.
Investigating.

On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 4:00 AM Vipul Gupta 
wrote:

> +1 many groups have implemented for the same.
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:05 PM Walter Bender 
> wrote:
> >
> > Our primary channels on Freenode are now set to + r which means only
> "registers" users can post. This should take care of the spam issue, but
> will inconvenience some users.
> >
> > To register on Freenode,
> >
> > /msg NickServ REGISTER password yourem...@example.com
> >
> > regards.
> >
> > -walter
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>


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[IAEP] freenode spam measures

2018-08-20 Thread Walter Bender
Our primary channels on Freenode are now set to + r which means only
"registers" users can post. This should take care of the spam issue, but
will inconvenience some users.

To register on Freenode,

/msg NickServ REGISTER password yourem...@example.com

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] [sfconservancy.org #1322] For Approval: Jaskirat Singh funding and advance for travel to GSoC mentor summit

2018-08-17 Thread Walter Bender
A bit of context:

We are assigned 3 slots for GSoC mentors to attend the mentor summit. I am
hoping that Devin and Jaskirat will be able to attend, along with one TBD.
We will get $3300 from Google to cover all of the expenses, which should
easily cover Devin (domestic travel)  and Jaskirat (international) and one
more domestic traveler. (Google will also be covering the local hotel and
meal expenses.)

Motion: To approve a travel advance for Jaskirat to attend the Google
Summer of Code mentor summit in October 2018.

Regards.

-walter


On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 5:15 PM Brett Smith via RT <
approv...@tix.sfconservancy.org> wrote:

> Hi SLOBs,
>
> Jaskirat Singh is traveling to the GSoC mentor summit.  Because he's
> coming from India, he's asked us to prepay a number of expenses, which
> we're happy to do as long as you approve.
>
> First, he has requested an advance of 43,700.00 INR (about $625) to cover
> expenses related to getting his visa and ground transportation in India.
> He provided this budget:
>
> VISA Fees - 11200 INR
> Travelling agent and Consultant charges - 7000 INR
> As i have to travel for the VISA Documentation and Interview to other
> states so for that i have 2 dates consecutively ( VISA appointment letter
> attached), So for that Hotel Charge for 1 night and 2 days - 7000 INR
> Meals for this purpose ( 2 days ) - 2000 INR (approx.)
> Taxi fare from my location to the US Embassy - 4000 INR + toll and taxes (
> approx ).
> As per the rules VISA Documentation and Interview takes place at different
> place and VISA Collection gets issued from the different location which is
> the part of another state, so for that Taxi Fare - 2500 INR
> Taxi fare from Home to Airport - 5000 INR + toll and taxes ( approx )
> Taxi fare from airport to back Home - 5000 INR + toll and taxes ( approx )
>
> Please let us know whether or not you approve sending him money for these
> expenses ahead of time.  We'll still ask him to provide receipts after the
> fact as required for all travel under our policies.
>
> Note that, between this advance and the flight he's asking us to book,
> Jaskirat's travel is likely to exceed $1,000, meaning some of it will be
> paid out of Sugar's general fund and not covered by the money coming from
> Google for GSoC.  Please let us know what total travel budget you're
> willing to set for Jaskirat.
>
> Thank you,
>
> --
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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2018-08-03 Thread Walter Bender
Sorry for the late notice. I was offline traveling all of yesterday.

We will be meeting today (Friday, 3 August) at 20UTC [1] (4PM in Boston) on
irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting (See [2]).

Note that there has been a SPAM issue on Freenode of late (See the email
from James I have forwarded below). We should discuss potential solutions.

Also on the agenda:

* GSoC update
* Music Blocks in Japan
* Nigeria workshop plans
* Marketing news letter
* Packaging discussion

regards.

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[1] https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx
[2] https://webchat.freenode.net/

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From: James Cameron 
Date: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Systems] Messages on sugar-meeting
To: Chihurumnaya Ibiam 
Cc: systems , 


Not much can be done; it is automatic, and outside our control.

We are using freenode.net's community services.  freenode have a news
item about the issue; http://freenode.net/news/spambot-attack

My personal response; I'm not a channel operator for #sugar or
#sugar-meeting; if I were, I'd set the channels to +r but this will
require everyone to register with freenode.net before speaking.  It is
easier to ignore the spam.  Setting /umode +R will block private
spam.  Make sure GSoC students you mentor are aware of the situation.

To help you understand the history of the attack, and the very angry
and hurt people involved on both sides, here's a copy and paste from the
#linux.conf.au channel; it is spoken with sarcasm in oz style;

 anyone know what all the freenode spam is actually about?
 yeah, apparently a 'master hacker' went into a ham radio
channel to troll people, found it to apparently be an illicit den of
pedophila, started trolling, got kickbanned, came back with friends, they
got klined, and then when they complained to freenode staffers about it and
the staffers did nothing, decided the entire network was a hotbed of
illicit activity, and fired up their botnet
 so if i ignore the "found it to apparently be an illicit den of
pedophilia" part, that all sounds like a pretty plausible storm in a teacup
 yes
 A bunch of Internet Garbage Humans are trying to do to Freenode
what a similar bunch of Internet Garbage Humans did to James Gunn.
...
 aj: https://freenode.net/news/spambot-attack
 see this too if you really want the full run-down - follow the
reddit references too. It's been going on for weeks now.
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/linux-exherbo-developer-debunked/
 even some hn people thought it was real because it didn't look like
obvious spam at the time: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17543632
 unfortunately, GPG and WOT hasn't really taken off.
 irc users getting pm spam might also want to /umode +R or /mode
 +R

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[IAEP] Fwd: Sugar Labs & World Maker Faire NY 2018

2018-07-13 Thread Walter Bender
Anyone interested in participating?

regards.

-walter

-- Forwarded message -
From: Jay Kravitz 
Date: Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:44 PM
Subject: Sugar Labs & World Maker Faire NY 2018
To: 
Cc: Maker Relations 



Good morning Walter :::..

I'm reaching out to see if Sugar Labs might be interested in having a
presence at World Maker Faire New York 2018
<https://makerfaire.com/new-york/> at the New York Hall of Science.
September 22 - 23, 2018.

Michael McMahon from the Midnight Riders suggested that we reach out and
thought you would be a great fit for Maker Faire.

Please let us know if you're interested by filling out our Exhibit
Applicatio <https://makerfaire.com/new-york/call-for-makers/>n.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks…Jay


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[IAEP] [SLOB] approval needed for Bender's GCI travel expenses

2018-07-06 Thread Walter Bender
Fellow oversight board members,

I would appreciate if someone would propose a motion as per Bradley's email
below so that I can get reimbursed for my travel to the Google Mentor
Summit.

thx.

-walter

-- Forwarded message -
From: Bradley M. Kuhn via RT 
Date: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 8:04 PM
Subject: [sfconservancy.org #898] SLOBS approval needed for Bender's GCI
travel expenses.
To: 


Walter Bender via RT wrote on Sunday,  1 July:
> As you know, Google sponsors one mentor from each participating org to
> attend the summit and the costs of the trip are passed through to Google.
...
> Please contact me if you have any further questions.

This assessment is actually no longer accurate, and as such, we need
approval from SLOBs to proceed with the travel reimbursement, just like we
do with any other.  Adam, could you as Representative communicate that SLOBs
approved $614.03 for Walter's travel.

Reasons we need such approval are below:

The information that Walter relied on to write the above is out of date.  A
few years ago, Google changed the nature of the way payments are made for
GCI and GSoC.  While, informally, Google requests that a certain part of the
payments be used for travel expenses for the GCI and GSoC Mentor Summits
(respectively) there is no longer a formal requirement, agreement, nor
arrangement that requires Conservancy (and its Sugar Labs project) to use
these funds for that purpose.  Sugar Labs could use the funds for any
purpose that fits within the project and Conservancy's charitable mission.
Thus, under the FSA with Conservancy, it's up to Sugar Labs to recommend
that how we spend the funds.

As you decide on whether you'd like to pay the funds for this purpose, note
that Bender's expenses are substantially less than the amount given as a
donation for GCI.  Sugar received $7,380.00 total for its participation in
GCI 2017

Finally, please avoid the phrase "pass through" with regard to funds at
Conservancy.  Regardless of any specific donation situation, Conservancy
*does not* do any activity as a "pass through" fiscal sponsor.  That phrase
has specific meaning in USA-non-profit circles and that's never what we're
doing here, no matter what.



Meanwhile, Walter, there's a receipt missing:

> $25 Baggage fee*

> * My restricted fare on United did not allow me any luggage beyond a
> personal bag for my laptop. I managed on the way out, but could not
> manage on the way back, hence I had to check a bag.

This is within policy, but it does require a receipt when proposed as a
stand-alone expense.  It looks like you didn't attach the receipt.  (I
noticed you attached the same file twice, so I suspect that there is another
file of receipts we haven't gotten yet).

AFIAK, all major airline give a receipt for checked luggage at the time they
collect payment.  If you lost that, in my experience, you can get the
receipt from the airline's website from your account after the fact.

Please send along the $25 receipt.  Everything else seems well documented.

Note in future you don't need to include receipts for M please take a
look at the travel policy section regarding that:
  https://sfconservancy.org/projects/policies/conservancy-travel-policy.html



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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder and time change

2018-07-05 Thread Walter Bender
We have our regular Sugar Labs Oversight Board meeting scheduled for
Friday, 6 July. Unfortunately I have a conflict at 20:00 UTC. Can we meet
at 21:00 UTC?

regards.

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2018-05-31 Thread Walter Bender
The next oversight board meeting is on Friday, 1 June at 20 UTC [1]. Please
join us on irc.freenode.net [2] #sugar-meeting to discuss, among other
topics:

* Sugar Labs summer internships
* GSoC updates
* TA Day Nigeria
* Goals for 2018

I hope to see you there.

regards.

-walter

[1] https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx
[2] http://webchat.freenode.net/

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] [Sugar-devel] [SLOB] Action required: Devin Ulibarri travel/stipend

2018-05-10 Thread Walter Bender
On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 12:32 PM Lionel Laské <lionel.la...@gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> +1
>
> BTW I'm agree with Caryl, the idea is to use this "honorarium" to defray
> his costs. Not considering it as a payment/salary/reward.
> I'm not at all a big fan of the use of word "honorarium", it's not the
> philosophy of SugarLabs to giving money to someone to represent SugarLabs.
> It's even dangerous: in few months a guy could ask us to pay him because
> he represented SugarLabs during a conference.
>

I don't know what the proper term should be, but this "honorarium" was not
solicited by Devin, but rather, it was offered by the school. It is quite
customary for this sort of thing in some cultures. Devin asked that the
money be routed through the SFC so that at least some of it would go
towards the support of SFC/SL.

regards.

-walter

>
> Lionel.
>
>
>
> 2018-05-10 3:55 GMT+02:00 Carlos mauro <unima...@gmail.com>:
>
>> +1
>>
>> El mié., 9 may. 2018 1:41 p. m., Walter Bender <walter.ben...@gmail.com>
>> escribió:
>>
>>> +1
>>>
>>> On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:11 PM Ignacio Rodríguez <nachoe...@gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
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Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] [Sugar-devel] [SLOB] Action required: Devin Ulibarri travel/stipend

2018-05-09 Thread Walter Bender
+1

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:11 PM Ignacio Rodríguez <nachoe...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> +1
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[IAEP] [SLOB] Action required: Devin Ulibarri travel/stipend

2018-05-09 Thread Walter Bender
I was hoping to discuss this at the May meeting, but no one was able to
attend that meeting.

Devin went to Japan to run some Music Blocks workshops. We had allocated a
budget for him was US $1200 for his ticket and US $50 for local expenses
(See [1]). Devin incurred some additional expenses above and beyond what we
budgeted -- extra local travel and some equipment needed for the workshops
(speakers).

One of the schools he visited -- the Yokohama Science Frontiers school --
offered Devin an honorarium of ~US $500, which they sent to the SFC.  ,These
funds would cover his additional costs. The SFC won't release this money
without our approval. It would amount to US $450 after the 10% allocation
by the SFC.

Motion: Approve the payment of US $450 as an honorarium to Devin Ulibarri
for his workshops in Japan.

I don't think there is anything controversial here, but of course, your
feedback (and community feedback) is most appreciated.

Someone would have to second this motion so that we can vote on it.

Thanks.

-walter

[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Decisions#2018-01-09

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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Initial tests of Sugar on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

2018-04-30 Thread Walter Bender
On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 7:44 AM Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> wrote:

> On April 27, 2018 I downloaded the ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso. I
> generated a boot usb drive with dd. The usb stick was used to install
> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS alongside Windows 10. Sugar was installed using sudo
> apt-get install sucrose.
>
>  From http://activities.sugarlabs.org/activities, I scraped a list of
> the most recent versions of each activity. This list contained 714
> entries. However a number turned out to be empty or duplicates. These
> reduced the list to 516 activities.
>
> I them matched each item against the repostories in
> 'http://github.com/sugarlabs'. There were corresponding repositories for
> 222 of the 516 activities. All of these repositories (.zip) were
> downloaded to the Positivo. One turned out to be empty:
> lybniz_graph_plotter.
>
> The 221 repositories were unzipped and an attempt was made to build a
> bundle with 'python setup.py dist_xo'. This process failed with
> activities which included 'from sugar.activity import activity'. These
> have not yet been ported to GTK3. This reduced the number of activities
> to 106. Each of these activities was launched from the Home View on the
> Positivo. Of these 91 executed as expected. The others failed to start
> for various reasons.
>

Did you try installing the GTK2 toolkit packages? I would think that the
GTK2 activities would still run with the toolkit installed.

>
> The details are in the attached spreadsheet - all normal disclaimers
> apply. The comment 'help' means I didn't really understand how to work
> the activity.
>
> Some general comments. The availability of Sugar on an LTS version of a
> major distribution is an opportunity to demonstrate that the value of
> Sugar is not limited to the XO. Unfortunately, the method to launch
> Sugar is not obvious. You must click on your user panel to show the
> password entry. Below, there is a 'gear' icon. You must click on that to
> choose Sugar. Then you need to enter your Ubuntu password.
>
> On the first run, you are asked about colors, gender and age. In this
> age with every site collecting private information for sale - this does
> not make a good first impression.
>
> Sugar on Ubuntu launches to the (empty) Journal View! Ubuntu itself
> provides a built-in set of welcome slides to introduce its new features.
> Sadly, Sugar launches to a brick wall. The user needs to know to display
> the Home View (using F3 or the Frame - F6).
>
> The Sugar install is minimal compared to what we have become used to.
> The Home View has 5 activities: Browse, Calculate, Chat, Pippy, and
> Write. Installed but not favorites are ImageViewer, Jukebox, Log, Read,
> and Terminal. Presumably users are expected to install additional
> activities from the 91 tested above. However, in general, these bundles
> are not available on activities.sugarlabs.org and require some technical
> expertise to install from github.
>
> On a positive note: connection to the internet and to the schoolserver
> was smooth. The Neighborhood View worked as expected. Downloads from the
> school server to the Journal worked as normal. As far as I could tell,
> the working activities showed normal screen coverage.
>
> On Sugar with Ubuntu, you are your Ubuntu user - not olpc. Activities
> available to all Sugar users on a laptop are in
> /usr/share/sugar/activities. Activities installed by
> sugar-install-bundle are in /home/yourusername/Activities and are only
> available to you. With some technical expertise you can copy an activity
> to the /usr/share/sugar/Activities directory to share it with other users.
>
> Tony
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Re: [IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Initial tests of Sugar on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

2018-04-30 Thread Walter Bender
Thanks Tony. This will help a lot as we try to put the finishing touches on
the new activity portal. Also, it will provide further guidance to the
student working on GTK2 porting. As far as the Ubuntu bug, it is on our
radar.

regards.

-walter

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 7:44 AM Tony Anderson <tony_ander...@usa.net> wrote:

> On April 27, 2018 I downloaded the ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso. I
> generated a boot usb drive with dd. The usb stick was used to install
> Ubuntu 18.04 LTS alongside Windows 10. Sugar was installed using sudo
> apt-get install sucrose.
>
>  From http://activities.sugarlabs.org/activities, I scraped a list of
> the most recent versions of each activity. This list contained 714
> entries. However a number turned out to be empty or duplicates. These
> reduced the list to 516 activities.
>
> I them matched each item against the repostories in
> 'http://github.com/sugarlabs'. There were corresponding repositories for
> 222 of the 516 activities. All of these repositories (.zip) were
> downloaded to the Positivo. One turned out to be empty:
> lybniz_graph_plotter.
>
> The 221 repositories were unzipped and an attempt was made to build a
> bundle with 'python setup.py dist_xo'. This process failed with
> activities which included 'from sugar.activity import activity'. These
> have not yet been ported to GTK3. This reduced the number of activities
> to 106. Each of these activities was launched from the Home View on the
> Positivo. Of these 91 executed as expected. The others failed to start
> for various reasons.
>
> The details are in the attached spreadsheet - all normal disclaimers
> apply. The comment 'help' means I didn't really understand how to work
> the activity.
>
> Some general comments. The availability of Sugar on an LTS version of a
> major distribution is an opportunity to demonstrate that the value of
> Sugar is not limited to the XO. Unfortunately, the method to launch
> Sugar is not obvious. You must click on your user panel to show the
> password entry. Below, there is a 'gear' icon. You must click on that to
> choose Sugar. Then you need to enter your Ubuntu password.
>
> On the first run, you are asked about colors, gender and age. In this
> age with every site collecting private information for sale - this does
> not make a good first impression.
>
> Sugar on Ubuntu launches to the (empty) Journal View! Ubuntu itself
> provides a built-in set of welcome slides to introduce its new features.
> Sadly, Sugar launches to a brick wall. The user needs to know to display
> the Home View (using F3 or the Frame - F6).
>
> The Sugar install is minimal compared to what we have become used to.
> The Home View has 5 activities: Browse, Calculate, Chat, Pippy, and
> Write. Installed but not favorites are ImageViewer, Jukebox, Log, Read,
> and Terminal. Presumably users are expected to install additional
> activities from the 91 tested above. However, in general, these bundles
> are not available on activities.sugarlabs.org and require some technical
> expertise to install from github.
>
> On a positive note: connection to the internet and to the schoolserver
> was smooth. The Neighborhood View worked as expected. Downloads from the
> school server to the Journal worked as normal. As far as I could tell,
> the working activities showed normal screen coverage.
>
> On Sugar with Ubuntu, you are your Ubuntu user - not olpc. Activities
> available to all Sugar users on a laptop are in
> /usr/share/sugar/activities. Activities installed by
> sugar-install-bundle are in /home/yourusername/Activities and are only
> available to you. With some technical expertise you can copy an activity
> to the /usr/share/sugar/Activities directory to share it with other users.
>
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Re: [IAEP] The Verge article on OLPC/Sugar

2018-04-16 Thread Walter Bender
FWIW, there was never an offer from Apple to offer a free (gratis) version
of iOS for OLPC use and it is not obvious that it was technically feasible
on the microprocessor we were using at the time. And certainly a free
(libre) version was never even up for discussion. We did have an in-depth
discussion with MS at the highest level about jointly creating a new OS
(not a Windows port) but that discussion stalled out when free (libre)
software was raised as a requirement.

It is also worth speculating as to the number of XO-1s still in the hands
of children in 2018 vs the number of iPhone-1s. The article did not touch
upon the efforts we made to keep these machines out of landfills and when
they did reach end of life, to make their environmental impact minimal:
e.g., the first laptop to use an LED back light instead of fluorescent, etc.

@Caryl: we ended up moving away from human-powered to solar-powered as it
was less expensive, more robust, and less physically taxing on the kids.
The XO-4 ran (runs) very nicely on a small panel.

But ultimately, it is about what the kids do with the machine, which is why
I remain passionate about Sugar.

regards.

-walter

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 5:28 PM Caryl Bigenho <cbige...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to Dave for sharing this fun, interesting article! I already knew
> most of what was in it and could probably add some things, but it was a
> very thorough overview of the history of our favorite little "green
> machine."
>
>
> It might be fun to debate what could have been done differently to make it
> more successful... but I think it already was very successful and, if it
> hadn't been for the world financial crisis that hit in late 2007-early
> 2008, we might be seeing millions of the XOs all over the world.
>
>
> Just a few asides... I still believe the XO-4, with touch screen, to be
> the best possible solution for a child's computer. And, with the more
> efficient XO-4, the hand crank finally became viable.
>
>
> Long ago many of us were looking for easy ways to adapt the hand crank
> concept to generate power for the XO. Who else remembers the "cow power"
> experiment? Bicycles were also suggested as chargers, where a student could
> charge their computer while riding to and from school.
>
>
> I had wanted to try to modify a treadle sewing machine so the machine
> could be folded down and covered with a desktop and a user could gently
> move their foot up and down as they sat and did their homework on their XO.
> Alas... even in rural Montana where I went to a lot of farm and ranch
> sales, I couldn't find a working treadle sewing machine. Most owners had
> turned theirs into saddle racks!
>
>
> Anyone else want to add some interesting anecdotes or ideas from the not
> so distant past of the XO? Remember... it is still very much alive and well
> in many places around the world!
>
>
> Caryl
> --
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> Crossland <d...@lab6.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, April 16, 2018 10:17:05 AM
> *To:* iaep
> *Subject:* [IAEP] The Verge article on OLPC/Sugar
>
>
> www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/17233946/olpcs-100-laptop-education-where-is-it-now
> <https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theverge.com%2F2018%2F4%2F16%2F17233946%2Folpcs-100-laptop-education-where-is-it-now=02%7C01%7C%7C3342fb09295442408ef908d5a3bdfdc0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435%7C1%7C0%7C636594958756639800=R14PUrH49svAG%2FC5263rjheK9pHQvtewUTOUXAI7NsE%3D=0>
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[IAEP] meeting reminder

2018-04-05 Thread Walter Bender
We have a meeting on Friday, 5 April, at 20:00 UTC [1]. Please join us on
irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting [2].

regards.

-walter

1. https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx
2. chat.sugarlabs.org

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Re: [IAEP] NetDispenser Project

2018-03-16 Thread Walter Bender
On Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 2:44 PM C. Cossé <cco...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Folks,
>
> Here
> <https://collaborate.teachersguild.org/challenge/digital-citizenship/ideate/credit-meter-assisted-learning>
> is a more complete description of the grass-roots project which I proposed
> to sugar-labs a couple months ago.  I believe that it can stimulate
> development of free education software and provide "job opportunities" and
> incentive for young and old programmers, alike.   Perhaps "busking
> opportunities" would be a more appropriate term :)
>

Charles,

Many, if not most Sugar activities are not focused on completion of
specific tasks, rather that are oriented around open-ended construction.
That said, I am sure one could layer tasks on top of many activities, e.g.,
Turtle Confusion overlaid on top of Turtle Blocks. As far as how we'd
integrate these into the system you are building, I don't have any idea.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2018-03-01 Thread Walter Bender
Our next Sugar Labs oversight board meeting is Friday, 2 March at 20:00
UTC. (I've included a link to a UTC converter [1]).

Among other topics of discussion will be Google Summer of Code and 2018
Goals.

Hope to see you in irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting [2]

[1] https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

[2] chat.sugarlabs.org

-walter

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[IAEP] GSoC update

2018-02-12 Thread Walter Bender
Sugar Labs has been accepted into Google Summer of Code 2018. I will start
sending out mentor invitations shortly. Please let me know if you are
interested in mentoring, and please continue to add new project ideas to
the wiki [1].

We have been getting many requests from potential interns. Please try to be
responsive to them.

regards.

-walter

[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code/2018

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2018-02-01 Thread Walter Bender
We have a Sugar Labs oversight meeting on Friday, 2 Feb. at 1900UTC.
Please join us on irc.freenode.org #sugar-meeting [1] as we discuss, among
other topics: GCI results, Summer of Code, and goals for 2018.

regards.

-walter

[1] http://chat.sugarlabs.org:9090/

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[IAEP] Google Summer of Code 2018

2018-01-13 Thread Walter Bender
We are still in the midst of wrapping up Google Code in -- almost 1200
students participating -- but we need to get moving quickly on Google
Summer of Code, as the application period closes on 23 January.

I've finished the boilerplate portion of the application and Devin Ulibarri
has agreed to be co-administrator this year.

* If you have interest in being a mentor this summer, please contact Devin
and me.
* If you have a project idea, please add it to the table in the wiki [1].
(If you are uncomfortable editing the wiki, feel free to email me.
* If you have any other suggestions/input, please share it with us and the
community.

regards and happy new year.

-walter


[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code/2018

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOB] workshop travel motion

2018-01-08 Thread Walter Bender
On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddr...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Walter,
>
> As always, I am ready to assist with i18n/L10n efforts as needed.  In the
> past we've had an active Japanese localizer, but it has not been a priority
> language for recruiting.  Efforts like this are wonderful opportunities to
> reach out to an online language community at other projects to let them
> know that their work is destined in real-time for a particular audience,
> which can be quite motivating.  It is also an opportunity to recruit new
> stakeholders to the L10n effort to benefit all.
>
> https://translate.sugarlabs.org/ja/
>

Devin speaks Japanese and has been working with a colleague from Japan who
is familiar with all of the specialized music terms so for the moment, we
are in good shape. (Devin also translated the guide into Japanese.)

-walter

>
> cjl
>
> On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 8:50 PM, Walter Bender <walter.ben...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Devin Ulibarri is returning from Japan, where he ran a number of Music
>> Blocks workshops. While he was there, he also met with METI (the Japanese
>> ministry of economics, trade, and industry), which has a interest in STEM
>> education and with whom he initiated talks about doing a large-scale
>> initiative in Japan. He has been invited back to follow up on the work at a
>> school in Yolohama and to have follow-up meetings with METI. He is
>> requesting funds to support his travel:
>>
>> * between US $800-1200 for airfare; and
>> * approximately $40 for local transportation in Japan
>>
>> He has accomodations accounted for and hence does need funds for a hotel.
>>
>> Motion 2018-02: Provide Devin Ulibarri with travel money for March
>> workshops and follow-up meetings in Japan of an amount not exceeding US
>> $1250.
>>
>> 
>>
>> Additional background on the trip privided by Devin can be found below:
>>
>> The main gist is that the Yokohama Frontier High School (
>> http://www.edu.city.yokohama.lg.jp/school/hs/sfh/index.cfm/37,html) does
>> special science festivals about once a year and they would like me to be
>> their special guest in March (3/16). For planning purposes (and for the
>> best airfare rate), it is important to know whether the airfare would be
>> paid for in advance. I asked if they have a budget to pay for airfare for
>> their guests and they do not.
>>
>> I will try to schedule one or two additional meetings around that time as
>> well, if possible. For example, I would like to meet with METI (Ministry of
>> Economics, Trade, and Industry) once, perhaps the Friday before, and try to
>> do a couple workshop at a middle school in Tokyo that expressed interest.
>>
>> It is the same school as described in these blogs:
>>
>> https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/translation-of-yokohama-s
>> cience-frontier-blog-article-of-devins-visit-on-12-16-2017/
>>
>> https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/devins-travels-in-japan/
>>
>> (They were impressed with the initial showcase, so they asked me back to
>> be the special guest in March. That is how this got started.)
>>
>> The school is asking for various information (e.g. translated bio,
>> translated C.V. and Resume), which I am preparing right now. I am almost
>> complete with all of the documents, including a "What is Music Blocks?"
>> slideshow presentation in Japanese, of which the most recent draft(s) may
>> be accessed at:
>>
>> https://owncloud.libretools.com/index.php/s/huL6h3MgPf7e9g8
>>
>> -walter
>>
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[IAEP] [SLOB] workshop travel motion

2018-01-07 Thread Walter Bender
Devin Ulibarri is returning from Japan, where he ran a number of Music
Blocks workshops. While he was there, he also met with METI (the Japanese
ministry of economics, trade, and industry), which has a interest in STEM
education and with whom he initiated talks about doing a large-scale
initiative in Japan. He has been invited back to follow up on the work at a
school in Yolohama and to have follow-up meetings with METI. He is
requesting funds to support his travel:

* between US $800-1200 for airfare; and
* approximately $40 for local transportation in Japan

He has accomodations accounted for and hence does need funds for a hotel.

Motion 2018-02: Provide Devin Ulibarri with travel money for March
workshops and follow-up meetings in Japan of an amount not exceeding US
$1250.



Additional background on the trip privided by Devin can be found below:

The main gist is that the Yokohama Frontier High School (
http://www.edu.city.yokohama.lg.jp/school/hs/sfh/index.cfm/37,html) does
special science festivals about once a year and they would like me to be
their special guest in March (3/16). For planning purposes (and for the
best airfare rate), it is important to know whether the airfare would be
paid for in advance. I asked if they have a budget to pay for airfare for
their guests and they do not.

I will try to schedule one or two additional meetings around that time as
well, if possible. For example, I would like to meet with METI (Ministry of
Economics, Trade, and Industry) once, perhaps the Friday before, and try to
do a couple workshop at a middle school in Tokyo that expressed interest.

It is the same school as described in these blogs:

https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/translation-of-yokohama-
science-frontier-blog-article-of-devins-visit-on-12-16-2017/

https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/devins-travels-in-japan/

(They were impressed with the initial showcase, so they asked me back to be
the special guest in March. That is how this got started.)

The school is asking for various information (e.g. translated bio,
translated C.V. and Resume), which I am preparing right now. I am almost
complete with all of the documents, including a "What is Music Blocks?"
slideshow presentation in Japanese, of which the most recent draft(s) may
be accessed at:

https://owncloud.libretools.com/index.php/s/huL6h3MgPf7e9g8

-walter

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[IAEP] [SLOB] GSoC 2018

2018-01-05 Thread Walter Bender
I made a motion at today's meeting regarding Sugar Labs participation in
Google Summer of Code 2018. As I mentioned, Google has pushed up the
application process: we need to get our application in by January 23. I
think GSoC is well worth the effort and I hope we can agree to participate
again this year.

Motion: Sugar Labs will apply for Google Summer of Code 2018

The motion was seconded by Adam. Samson, Adam, and I voted in favor of
participating, but we have yet to hear from the rest of you. Please respond
at your earliest convenience as we don't have much time to prepare our
application.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2018-01-02 Thread Walter Bender
Happy 2018 everyone.

The first Sugar Labs oversight board meeting is this Friday at 19:00 UTC.
(14:00 in Boston).
Please join us at #sugar-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

(You can use chat.sugarlabs.org as your IRC client.)

A few stats from Google Code In (which runs through 17 January:

977 students have participated.
590 tasks have been completed.

We have a great team of more than 40 mentors this year, who have done a
great job of being responsive to the students. Also, many other community
member have contributed their time answering questions and reviewing pull
requests.

Hope to see you Friday.

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] [SoaS] Developing the Sugar Learning Platform for OEMs

2017-12-15 Thread Walter Bender
Sounds like a solid approach to an easier path to installing Sugar. I'll
try testing it this weekend. Thx.

On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:53 PM, Ryan Cunningham <storybo...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Dear Sugar Labs,
>
> I am Ryan Cunningham, an active user of the Sugar Learning Platform
> (even now as I compose this message!). I have autism and seizure
> disorder and have contributed prior work to Sugar Labs, including
> changes to the "About My Computer" configuration panel to render the
> GNU GPL in a monospace font (because it is a plain text file with a
> 79-character margin).
>
> According to Red Hat's Brand Standards, Mohandas Gandhi said "First
> they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you
> win." (Though no evidence was found that Gandhi actually said this.)
> This quote inspired Red Hat's journey as a company, from the
> open-source outlier in a Windows 98 world to the provider of
> technology serving as the backbone of many of today's Web sites.
>
> What if we said the same thing about the journey of Sugar Labs? What
> if Sugar Labs broke through a world of American educational computing
> now dominated by Chrome OS?
>
> I believe the best way that Sugar Labs can do so is to market its
> software to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). By doing so, the
> Sugar Learning Platform can achieve a wider market share in
> more-developed countries and be accessible to more students, teachers,
> and parents.
>
> In order to aid with doing so, I am hereby releasing under the GNU
> General Public License, version 3 (or any later version), a script
> (called "Sugar Factory") which will install and configure the Sugar
> Learning Platform to run on any desktop, laptop, notebook, or tablet
> computer in the process of manufacturing or preparation for secondhand
> sale. This script uses a hard-coded partitioning scheme where all
> files reside in the root partition--except, for UEFI-compliant
> systems, a 512-megabyte EFI System Partition will be created at the
> beginning of the disk and mounted at /boot/efi. (GPT partitioning is
> not supported.)
>
> Original equipment manufacturers that use this script may either flash
> the operating system (which is a modified version of Sugar on a Stick)
> directly to each device, or create an intermediate image and flash
> that (which is a /lot/ faster). Also, they may make whatever
> modifications they desire (or none at all) to the finished operating
> system, and may choose to use the Sugar, Python Powered, and/or Fedora
> Remix logos on the packaging and/or other promotional materials of
> products that contain it.
>
> I have also attached the license and the output from my last test run
> of this script (which was successful).
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ryan Cunningham
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[IAEP] Claudia Urrea

2017-12-02 Thread Walter Bender
I am very please to be able to announce that, by a unanimous decision,
Claudia Urrea has been appointed to fill the Sugar Labs oversight board
seat vacated by Laura Vargas. Many of you know Claudia -- she brings a
depth of experience with Sugar, OLPC, and technology and K-12 education.
She is a long-time member of our community who has made numerous,
thoughtful contributions. She is a great addition to the board and I very
much look forward to working with her in that capacity.

regards.

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[IAEP] email motion 2017-19

2017-12-01 Thread Walter Bender
Motion: To appoint Claudia Urrea to the oversight-board seat that opened
due to the resignation of Laura Vargas. This temporary appointment would
last until the next oversight board election in 2018.

This was discussed at today's oversight-board meeting [1], but since we
lacked a quorum we could not take a vote. Hence this email. Please respond
ASAP.

The gist of the discussion was:

 #topic replacing Laura on the board
 Laura Vargas has resigned her seat on the board. I think we
should fill the vacancy with a temporary appointment.
 Her seat was up in fall 2018.
 So it would be a 9-10 month appointment.
 I propose Claudia Urrea
 for several reasons:
 (1) she got the most votes in the last election (missing a
seat on the board by just one vote)
 (2) she is very experienced with Sugar and our target
audience
 (3) she brings academic and education experience to the mix
 (4) she is a thoughtful, long-term contributor to the
community
 (5) and she is a very respectful colleague

Her state of objects from the last election can be found at [2].

regards.

-walter

[1] http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings/2017-12-01T19:05:26
[2]
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/2017-2019-candidates#Claudia_Urrea

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2017-11-30 Thread Walter Bender
The Sugar Labs oversight board will be meeting on Friday, 1 December at
19:00 UTC. Please join us on irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting (
chat.sugarlabs.org).

regards.

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Re: [IAEP] Sugar Labs Community Response Team

2017-11-07 Thread Walter Bender
On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 11:28 AM, Hilary Naylor <hnay...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>   I was very surprised to learn that the Ombudsman's ruling is not
> binding. That would certainly make it even harder to find people to serve
> in that role.
>

The ruling is binding. What is lacking is any mechanism for enforcement.


>   I have a suggestion for a modification to the proposal for a Response
> Team. Rather that a permanent Team, make it a Team that is created as the
> need arises, and that the 3 members are agreed to by the persons in
> dispute, and that both (or all) those in dispute agree to abide by the
> Team's decision. Where should these Team members come from? -- All Sugar
> Labs community members are potential Team members by default except for the
> current SLOBs (and SLOBs candidates if there are any). Team members would
> be drawn by random selection, people may opt-out or be rejected by one or
> more of the disputees, and selection continues until there are three.
>

It sounds like you are proposing a jury of one's peers. But I think the
need goes well beyond making a ruling. There is a good deal of
investigation and mediation that is not typical of the responsibilities
given to a jury. I think that the role of ombudsman (and/or membership on a
Response Team) requires a level of maturity and experience that would be
hard to guarantee in your proposed approach.

>
> Your thoughts?
>
> cheers
> Hilary
>
> ---Original Message---
> Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2017 08:35:40 -0500
> From: Walter Bender <walter.ben...@gmail.com>
> To: iaep <iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org>, sugar-...@lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] Sugar Labs Community Response Team
>
> On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Laura Vargas <la...@somosazucar.org>
> wrote:
>
> > [español abajo]
> >
> > Good day Sugar Labs members,
> >
> > As per today's meeting Bert Freudenbergs has declined his Ombudsman
> > position on Sugar Labs.
> >
> > It has been discussed in today's meeting the possibility for Sugar Labs
> to
> > shape a RESPONSE TEAM composed at least 3 Sugar Labs members (Its has
> > been suggested at least one female member).
> >
> > The objective of the RESPONSE TEAM will be to attend and resolve all Code
> > of Conduct's requests for the Sugar Labs Community.
> >
> >
> > Please share your comments and if you are interested in be take part of
> > this new team.
> >
>
> While I am in favor of trying to improve upon our ability as a community to
> resolve differences, I have several concerns about the plan to form a
> committee:
> (1) It is not clear to me that a committee decision would hold any more
> weight than the decision of a sole ombudsman. In the most recent (and only
> second ever) intervention by the ombudsman, his decision was rejected by
> the party that asked for the intervention. How would the proposed change
> result in a different outcome?
> (2) Bert will be sorely missed and hard to replace. Finding three (or more)
> community members with Bert's standing within the community and
> impartiality will be difficult. Finding even one will be difficult.
>
> On the plus side, it is certainly easier to build in diversity if we have a
> committee rather than a single person.
>
> regards.
>
> -walter
>
> >
> > Regards and blessings to all,
> >
> > [español]
> >
> > Buenos días miembros de Sugar Labs,
> >
> > Según la reunión de hoy, Bert Freudenbergs ha declinado su posición de
> > Ombudsman en Sugar Labs.
> >
> > Se ha discutido en la reunión de hoy la posibilidad de que Sugar Labs
> > forme un EQUIPO DE RESPUESTA compuesto por al menos 3 miembros de Sugar
> > Labs (se ha sugerido al menos un miembro femenino).
> >
> > El objetivo del EQUIPO DE RESPUESTA será atender y resolver todas las
> > solicitudes relacionadas con el Código de Conducta para la Comunidad de
> > Sugar Labs.
> >
> >
> > Por favor, comparta sus comentarios y si está interesado en formar parte
> > de este nuevo equipo.
> >
> > Saludos y bendiciones para todos,
> >
> >
> > Laura Victoria
> >
> ---
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Re: [IAEP] Sugar Labs Community Response Team

2017-11-05 Thread Walter Bender
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 4:31 PM, Laura Vargas <la...@somosazucar.org> wrote:

> [español abajo]
>
> Good day Sugar Labs members,
>
> As per today's meeting Bert Freudenbergs has declined his Ombudsman
> position on Sugar Labs.
>
> It has been discussed in today's meeting the possibility for Sugar Labs to
> shape a RESPONSE TEAM composed at least 3 Sugar Labs members (Its has
> been suggested at least one female member).
>
> The objective of the RESPONSE TEAM will be to attend and resolve all Code
> of Conduct's requests for the Sugar Labs Community.
>
>
> Please share your comments and if you are interested in be take part of
> this new team.
>

While I am in favor of trying to improve upon our ability as a community to
resolve differences, I have several concerns about the plan to form a
committee:
(1) It is not clear to me that a committee decision would hold any more
weight than the decision of a sole ombudsman. In the most recent (and only
second ever) intervention by the ombudsman, his decision was rejected by
the party that asked for the intervention. How would the proposed change
result in a different outcome?
(2) Bert will be sorely missed and hard to replace. Finding three (or more)
community members with Bert's standing within the community and
impartiality will be difficult. Finding even one will be difficult.

On the plus side, it is certainly easier to build in diversity if we have a
committee rather than a single person.

regards.

-walter

>
> Regards and blessings to all,
>
> [español]
>
> Buenos días miembros de Sugar Labs,
>
> Según la reunión de hoy, Bert Freudenbergs ha declinado su posición de
> Ombudsman en Sugar Labs.
>
> Se ha discutido en la reunión de hoy la posibilidad de que Sugar Labs
> forme un EQUIPO DE RESPUESTA compuesto por al menos 3 miembros de Sugar
> Labs (se ha sugerido al menos un miembro femenino).
>
> El objetivo del EQUIPO DE RESPUESTA será atender y resolver todas las
> solicitudes relacionadas con el Código de Conducta para la Comunidad de
> Sugar Labs.
>
>
> Por favor, comparta sus comentarios y si está interesado en formar parte
> de este nuevo equipo.
>
> Saludos y bendiciones para todos,
>
>
> Laura Victoria
>
>
>
>
>
> --
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>
> “Solo la tecnología libre nos hará libres.”
> ~ L. Victoria
>
> Happy Learning!
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[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2017-10-27

2017-10-27 Thread Walter Bender
1. Sugar Labs will be participating in Google Code-in again this year.
Ignacio Rodriguez and I are the program administrators and are now
gathering suggestions for bite-sized tasks in coding, documentation,
research, design, and outreach. We'll also be scouring the open issues in
the various Sugar-related repos for tasks. Please pass your suggestions out
way. Also, if you are interested in mentoring, please contact me. Finally,
it would great if you could help spread the word about the contest among
educators so that we can reach out to as many potential participants as
possible (the contest is open to 13-17 year olds). GCI is a great
opportunity to recruit new talent into the community. Details out the
contest are available at [1]. The Sugar Labs page describing out
participation is at [2].

2. There is a new release of Music Blocks available [3]. Features include a
marked improvement in performance and lots of bug fixes. Tip of the hat to
Devin Ulibarri, Edgar Quispe, and Euan Ong for their contributions to this
release.

3. Congratulations to Lionel, Sameer, and Adam for being reelected to the
Sugar Labs oversite board. (And thanks to everyone who voted for my return
to the board as well.) Our next meeting is on 3 November at 19UTC in the
#sugar-meeting channel of irc.freenode.net.

[1] https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/resources/contest-rules
[2] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Google_Code_In_2017
[3] https://github.com/walterbender/musicblocks/releases/tag/v2.1

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Re: [IAEP] Enhancements to Sugar

2017-10-11 Thread Walter Bender
On Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Ryan Cunningham <
levantamos.para.u...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Sugar Labs,
>
> I would like to propose several enhancements to the Sugar user
> interface, as follows:
>
> (1) An addition to the Frame, allowing the user to see the date and
> time from within Sugar. This should be in the form of a clock in the
> bottom right of the Frame, between the network and display panels.
> When clicked or hovered over, the clock should display a panel
> reading as follows, from the top down: (A) Aligned to the left, a
> descriptive title reading "Clock". (B) A separator. (C) Aligned in the
> center, the current date and time, displayed according to the system
> regional preferences. (D) Another separator. (E) Aligned to the left,
> a menu entry reading "Date and Time Settings" (with an icon to the
> left if desired), which should open the "Date and Time" panel in My
> Settings.
>
> (2) Enhancements that allow better interaction with Sugar with a
> screen reader and/or without a mouse:
>
> (A) Every non-text element of Sugar's user interface should have a
> descriptive title readable by screen readers.
>
> (B) The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Tab (or another that you devise) should
> move between areas of focus (for example, the activity toolbar and the
> body area[1] of the activity, or the entire activity and the Frame).
>
> (C) In a toolbar, pressing Tab, Shift+Tab, Left, or Right should move
> between the toolbar's items; pressing Enter should activate any item;
> pressing Down should reveal a sub-toolbar beneath a selected item (if
> there is one); pressing Down again should highlight the first item on
> the sub-toolbar; and pressing Up or Escape should hide the
> sub-toolbar.
>
> (D) Pressing Tab in the Frame should move the focus clockwise;
> pressing Shift+Tab should move it counter-clockwise. The focus should
> start in the upper left. Pressing Enter on any item should activate it
> (or de-activate it, if it is already active). Pressing Up or Left on
> an item that brings up a menu (depending on where the item is in the
> Frame) should select, respectively, the last or first entry in that
> menu. Pressing Escape should hide that menu; pressing Escape (or F6)
> again should hide the Frame.
>
> [1 In case of the Browse activity, the "body area" would be the
> browser viewport showing the Web page currently being viewed.]
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ryan Cunningham
>
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Would be helpful if you added your ideas to the wiki:

https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2017-10-10

2017-10-10 Thread Walter Bender
1. I just completed our application for Sugar Labs participation in Google
Code-in (GCI) 2017. As most of you know, GCI is a programming contest for
youth ages 13-17 hosted by Google. Sugar Labs has participated the past 5
years. It is a great opportunity to work with young programmers, many of
whom continue to contribute to Sugar Labs long after the contest ends (in
fact, my co-administrator this year, Ignacio Rodriguez, is a former GCI
participant.) We should know by the end of the month if we are accepted
into the program this year.

If we accepted, we will need to accumulate tasks for the contest, which can
include bug fixes, activity and feature development, design, outreach,
documentation, and research. Please contact either Ignacio or me if you
have interest in being a GCI mentor or if you have ideas for GCI tasks. See
[1] for more details.

2. James Cameron has announced the release of Sugar 0,112. This new stable
release of Sugar is largely a maintenance release; it includes some bug
fixes and new translations. Please see [2] regarding the details. Thanks to
James as well as Besnik Bleta, Chris Leonard, Eduard Sanou, Ezequiel
Pereira, Gonzalo Odiard, György Balló, Hrishi Patel, Ignacio Rodríguez,
Manash Raja, Sam Parkinson, Sanchit Kapoor, and Utkarsh Tiwari.

3. In anticipation of Sugar 0.112, I managed to get wrappers around Turtle
Blocks JS [3] and Music Blocks [4] so that they can be run inside Sugar
itself.

4. Jatin Dhankhar and Sam Cantero are making headway on ASLOv3 [5, 6], a
new version of the Sugar Labs activity portal, which promises to be easier
to use and maintain. Hopefully we'll have the new server running before GCI
begins.

5. There are still a few more days left to vote in the Sugar Labs oversight
board election. If you did not receive your ballot, please contact the
members and election committee, e.g., Samson Goddy.

[1] https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Google_Code_In_2017
[2] http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.112
[3] https://github.com/sugarlabs/turtle-blocks-embedded-activity
[4] https://github.com/sugarlabs/music-blocks-embedded-activity
[5] https://github.com/sugarlabs/aslo-v3
[6] https://aslo3-devel.sugarlabs.org

regards.

-walter

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Re: [IAEP] [SLOBS] Arbitration request: Caryl Bigenho a first warning for moderation [WAS: Re: Improving our Code of Conduct (was: Re: Code of Conduct Motion to add Anti-harassment policy - Sugar Labs

2017-10-05 Thread Walter Bender
tude is disproportionate, unfair and itself sufficient for a
>> complaint. Trying to flag my github profile seems particularly aggressive
>> and harmful, considering the market use of such profiles.
>>
>> The trademarked icon has already been reinstated in master branch, but my
>> valid concern (that neither Sugar Labs nor downstream distributors have
>> permission to use it), has not been resolved. I raised the same question
>> openly in 2016, and you responded with sarcasm
>> <http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings/2016-04-01T19:01:31#i_2864254>.
>> I don't think this is acceptable.
>>
>> At the moment I don't support Laura's motion because I think it's
>> necessary to write something more specific for Sugar Labs, taking into
>> consideration the other references listed in the page at the least.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Sebastian
>>
>>
>
>
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Laura,

Your claim of harassment is very serious and the oversight board will take
it very seriously. Please provide to the board any supporting materials you
may have to back up your claim. Of course you understand why you must
recuse yourself from the deliberations of the board on this matter. We will
be in touch.

regards.

-walter

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[IAEP] [SLOB] meeting reminder

2017-10-04 Thread Walter Bender
We have a meeting on Friday, 6 October at 1900 UTC. Please join us in
irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting (chat.sugarlabs.org) to discuss these
topics:


   - Code of Conduct
   - i18n contract for Aymara
   - Creation of a SLOB shadow mailing list
   - Discussion of "process" (and "guidelines") for requesting travel
   advances
   - Discussion of "guidelines" for external programs such as GCI, GSoC,
   Outreachy, etc.
   - GCI participation (further clarification is needed regarding
   Oversight_Board/Decisions#2017-09-14
   <https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Decisions#2017-09-14>)
   - Discussion of proposal to have motions translated into Spanish (and
   other languages?)
   - SLOB election update
   - Financial report first and second quarters 2017
   - Discussion of process for finding/appointing a finance manager
   - Update/discussion regarding computer-xo icon


regards.

-walter

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