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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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OLPC runs the XO on Fedora.  There are millions of XOs in the world running Fedora.  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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* Take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base packages as possible, starting with this list: [[OLPC/Packages_for_F11]]
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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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== Tasks ==
  
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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Our [[OLPC/Tasks|task list]] drives our weekly meeting.
  
=== Get It ===
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== Mailing List ==
  
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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People who are working actively in this SIG should join
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[http://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/olpc the mailing list] and introduce themselves briefly.
  
=== Communicate ===
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== IRC ==
  
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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Come hang out with us on irc.freenode.net, '''#fedora-olpc'''.
  
=== Make a Difference ===
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== Meetings ==
  
Fourth: '''Contribute''' Help out with design & development effort on any of the [[OLPC/Projects|  OLPC projects]] .
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Meetings are on the '''#fedora-olpc''' IRC channel on Freenode, at 1pm Eastern US time ([http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17&min=0&sec=0&p1=0 17.00 UTC]), every Thursday.
  
== People ==
 
 
* http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPCRedHatTeam
 
 
== News ==
 
 
* 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]
 
* 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
 
* 2007-04-25 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/04/25/inside-one-laptop-per-child-episode-02/ Inside One Laptop per Child: Episode 02]
 
* 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
 
* 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
 
* 2007-03-23 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/03/23/inside-one-laptop-per-child-episode-one/ Inside One Laptop per Child: Episode one]
 
* 2007-02-23 [http://www.redhatmagazine.com/2007/02/23/building-the-xo-introducing-sugar/ Building the XO: Introducing Sugar]  by GregDeKoenigsberg
 
* 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]
 
* 2005-12-xx [http://www.redhat.com/magazine/014dec05/features/olpc/ Making One Laptop per Child a reality]
 
 
== References ==
 
 
* [http://www.laptop.org/ OLPC Homepage]
 
* [http://laptop.media.mit.edu/laptopnews.nsf OLPC News Archive]
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_Per_Child Wikipedia Article]
 
* [http://people.redhat.com/berrange/olpc/sdk/ OLPC: Software Development Kit]
 
* [http://pedia.media.mit.edu/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child MIT Media Lab Wiki: OLPC]
 
* [http://pedia.media.mit.edu/wiki/OLPC_FAQ MIT Media Lab Wiki: OLPC FAQ]
 
* [http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/313/ MIT World Media Web Site: OLPC Video Lecture by Professor Nicholas P. Negroponte]
 
* [http://biz.yahoo.com/ft/060222/fto022220060505388179.html?.v=1 FT.com: Crossing the digital divide]
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:38, 24 July 2010

Contents

[edit] The Fedora OLPC Special Interest Group

[edit] Mission Statement

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

OLPC runs the XO on Fedora. There are millions of XOs in the world running Fedora. It's up to the Fedora community to make sure that we hold up our end of that bargain.

[edit] Goals

  • Take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base packages as possible, starting with this list: OLPC/Packages_for_F11
  • Maintain an excellent Sugar environment for Fedora, including a dedicated Sugar spin.
  • Identify useful opportunities for collaboration (infrastructure, localization, etc.)

[edit] Tasks

Our task list drives our weekly meeting.

[edit] Mailing List

People who are working actively in this SIG should join the mailing list and introduce themselves briefly.

[edit] IRC

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

[edit] Meetings

Meetings are on the #fedora-olpc IRC channel on Freenode, at 1pm Eastern US time (17.00 UTC), every Thursday.