Re: [IAEP] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-19 Thread Dave Crossland
On 19 June 2016 at 13:50, Sean DALY  wrote:

> If the subject is Pending Motion 2016-33, I am opposed to it for the
> previously stated reasons.


That motion failed 9 days ago, since email voting is only open for 7 days.
Sorry I hadn't updated the
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/Decisions page yet, I have
now done so.


> The key activity of SL is developing software designed to help children
> learn, not providing a friendly environment to learn programming of
> software for children.


Do you think the existing mission statement that Laura quoted above conveys
this key activity adequately?

I am unsure if you think the mission should be changed, or kept the same.
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Re: [IAEP] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-19 Thread Sean DALY
If the subject is Pending Motion 2016-33, I am opposed to it for the
previously stated reasons. The key activity of SL is developing software
designed to help children learn, not providing a friendly environment to
learn programming of software for children.

Sean.


On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 5:06 PM, Dave Crossland  wrote:

> Hi
>
> I would appreciate public consideration of this motion by each member of
> SLOB.
>
> On 3 June 2016 at 14:25, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>
>> I hereby propose the motion to update current SL vision statement:
>>
>> "About Sugar Labs(R): Sugar Labs(R) 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(R) is supported by donations and is seeking funding to accelerate
>> development."
>>
>> To the new proposed text:
>>
>> "Sugar Labs is a global community where you can learn how to design,
>> develop and deploy high-quality Free/Libre Software that facilitates
>> self-discovery learning experiences and collaboration among young children
>> of all continents."
>>
>> What is the problem we are trying to solve?
>>
>> - Current Vision Statement is not wrong – but certainly is not inspiring
>> or unique.
>> - Current Vision fails to define what we do as an output: we provide
>> infrastructure so that a community of people can produce and deliver
>> software to children.
>> - Current Vision fails to identify our unique "selling"
>> points: self-discovery learning experiences and collaboration among young
>> children of all continents.
>>
>> Blessings and thank you very much for your attention.
>> --
>> Laura V.
>> I SomosAZUCAR.Org
>>
>> Identi.ca/Skype acaire
>> IRC kaametza
>>
>> Happy Learning!
>>
>>
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>
>
>
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Re: [IAEP] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-19 Thread Dave Crossland
Hi

I would appreciate public consideration of this motion by each member of
SLOB.

On 3 June 2016 at 14:25, Laura Vargas  wrote:

> I hereby propose the motion to update current SL vision statement:
>
> "About Sugar Labs(R): Sugar Labs(R) 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(R) is supported by donations and is seeking funding to accelerate
> development."
>
> To the new proposed text:
>
> "Sugar Labs is a global community where you can learn how to design,
> develop and deploy high-quality Free/Libre Software that facilitates
> self-discovery learning experiences and collaboration among young children
> of all continents."
>
> What is the problem we are trying to solve?
>
> - Current Vision Statement is not wrong – but certainly is not inspiring
> or unique.
> - Current Vision fails to define what we do as an output: we provide
> infrastructure so that a community of people can produce and deliver
> software to children.
> - Current Vision fails to identify our unique "selling"
> points: self-discovery learning experiences and collaboration among young
> children of all continents.
>
> Blessings and thank you very much for your attention.
> --
> Laura V.
> I SomosAZUCAR.Org
>
> Identi.ca/Skype acaire
> IRC kaametza
>
> Happy Learning!
>
>
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Re: [IAEP] Motion to update current SL vision statement

2016-06-03 Thread Dave Crossland
Thank you for posting this motion, Laura! :)
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