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= The Fedora OLPC Project =
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= The Fedora OLPC Special Interest Group =
'''One Laptop per Child'''
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== Mission Statement ==
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| "In the face of the massive wealth creation that the technology industry has created for so many, we have found it unconscionable that so many could be without the tools and resources to join the digital ecosystems of the 21st century." ''Matthew Szulik, CEO of Red Hat, as quoted from [http://www.redhat.com/magazine/014dec05/features/olpc/ Red Hat Magazine] ''
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The Fedora OLPC Project aims to assist Red Hat and the non-profit [http://www.laptop.org/ OLPC Project]  in putting inexpensive laptop computers in the hands of children throughout the world.  These laptops are simple hardware that is meant to provide valuable learning tools to children, even in developing nations where such technology might otherwise be unavailable to them. Read more about Red Hat's efforts on OLPC at http://www.redhat.com/promo/onelaptop/
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'''To provide the OLPC project with a strong, sustainable, scalable, community-driven base platform for innovation.'''
  
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In other words: OLPC engineers are busy.  Every hour they spend doing Fedora work is an hour they could be spending doing something else.  OLPC is based on Fedora, and will be running millions of Fedora systems.  It's up to the Fedora community to make sure that we hold up our end of that bargain.
  
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== Goals ==
  
== Get Involved ==
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* Identify and take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base packages as possible.
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* Maintain an excellent Sugar environment for Fedora, including a dedicated Sugar spin.
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* Identify useful opportunities for collaboration (infrastructure, localization, etc.)
  
=== Goals ===
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== Communication ==
  
First: '''Read our Goals.''' If you're interested in getting involved the first thing you should do is read our [http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Software/Goals Goals]  page.  This page describes why we're not like other Fedora projects.  Some of your expectations need to be reset.
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== Tasks ==
  
=== Get It ===
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We will create a list of open work items, with owners, upon our initial meeting.
  
Second: '''Play.'''  It's simple enough to [http://wiki.laptop.org/index.php/Software get the software]  so go get it.
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== Mailing List ==
  
=== Communicate ===
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People who are working actively in this SIG should join the mailing list:
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[https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-olpc-list]
  
Third: '''Communicate.'''  Join the [http://mailman.laptop.org/mailman/listinfo mailing lists.]  We're like minded people, we should be talking. The important ones related to OLPC software development are devel and sugar mailing lists.
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== IRC ==
  
=== Make a Difference ===
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Come hang out with us on irc.freenode.net, #fedora-olpc.
  
Fourth: '''Contribute''' Help out with design & development effort on any of the [[OLPC/Projects|  OLPC projects]] .
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== Meetings ==
  
== People ==
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The first order of business of this SIG will be to identify a regular meeting time for its members.
 
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* http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPCRedHatTeam
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== News ==
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* 2007-05-18 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/05/18/one-laptop-per-child-on-60-minutes-sunday-may-20/ One Laptop per Child on 60 Minutes, Sunday May 20]
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* 2007-04-26 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/04/26/building-the-xo-porting-a-pygtk-game-to-sugar-part-two/ Building the XO: Porting a PyGTK game to Sugar, part two]  by JohnPalmieri
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* 2007-04-25 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/04/25/inside-one-laptop-per-child-episode-02/ Inside One Laptop per Child: Episode 02]
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* 2007-04-05 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/04/05/building-the-xo-porting-a-pygtk-game-to-sugar-part-one/ Building the XO: Porting a PyGTK game to Sugar, part one]  by JohnPalmieri
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* 2007-03-26 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/03/26/building-the-xo-the-anatomy-of-an-activity/ Building the XO: The Anatomy of an Activity]  by GregDeKoenigsberg
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* 2007-03-23 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/03/23/inside-one-laptop-per-child-episode-one/ Inside One Laptop per Child: Episode one]
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* 2007-02-23 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/02/23/building-the-xo-introducing-sugar/ Building the XO: Introducing Sugar]  by GregDeKoenigsberg
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* 2007-02-20 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/02/20/up-close-with-the-one-laptop-per-child-xo/ Up close with the One Laptop per Child XO]
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* 2005-12-xx [http://www.redhat.com/magazine/014dec05/features/olpc/ Making One Laptop per Child a reality]
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== References ==
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* [http://www.laptop.org/ OLPC Homepage]
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* [http://laptop.media.mit.edu/laptopnews.nsf OLPC News Archive]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_Per_Child Wikipedia Article]
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* [http://people.redhat.com/berrange/olpc/sdk/ OLPC: Software Development Kit]
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* [http://pedia.media.mit.edu/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child MIT Media Lab Wiki: OLPC]
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* [http://pedia.media.mit.edu/wiki/OLPC_FAQ MIT Media Lab Wiki: OLPC FAQ]
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* [http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/313/ MIT World Media Web Site: OLPC Video Lecture by Professor Nicholas P. Negroponte]
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* [http://biz.yahoo.com/ft/060222/fto022220060505388179.html?.v=1 FT.com: Crossing the digital divide]
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Revision as of 15:35, 18 July 2008

Contents

The Fedora OLPC Special Interest Group

Mission Statement

To provide the OLPC project with a strong, sustainable, scalable, community-driven base platform for innovation.

In other words: OLPC engineers are busy. Every hour they spend doing Fedora work is an hour they could be spending doing something else. OLPC is based on Fedora, and will be running millions of Fedora systems. It's up to the Fedora community to make sure that we hold up our end of that bargain.

Goals

* Identify and take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base packages as possible.
* Maintain an excellent Sugar environment for Fedora, including a dedicated Sugar spin.
* Identify useful opportunities for collaboration (infrastructure, localization, etc.)

Communication

Tasks

We will create a list of open work items, with owners, upon our initial meeting.

Mailing List

People who are working actively in this SIG should join the mailing list: [1]

IRC

Come hang out with us on irc.freenode.net, #fedora-olpc.

Meetings

The first order of business of this SIG will be to identify a regular meeting time for its members.