Curators and maintainers
The community of open content and open source developers maintain and curate collections by topic and source. If you are maintaining one of these collections, or would like to maintain one that is currently dormant or not yet maintained, please add your name below and on the individual page for that project.
- To submit new materials, please post a description and link to your work, or send email with details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local networks of laptops and school servers provide a platform for sharing existing knowledge and new ideas and cache materials from archives larger than individual school servers can hold.
Curators and maintainers are responsible for a single project or collection. They should be prepared to select from that collection two classes of activities or content bundles : those with a smaller footprint, for downloading to XOs (under 20MB, with moderate memory and cpu demands, are ideal); and those with a larger footprint, designed to be a resource to XOs, for school servers where available. Curators with websites should also consider creating or designing a child-friendly and language-neutral lens into their site.
Each topic, medium, and language also needs coordinators — people devoted to tracking the proliferation of projects, collections, and related efforts, and reviewing new submissions for quality and audience. Coordinators determine what content is needed, and convey these needs to individual curators, and can seek out new collections as well; they spend less time curating or maintaining projects directly.
A list of current curators and maintainers follows. Maintainers for an entire topic or verb tend to coordinate the efforts of each individual curator and maintainer within that space more than they work on an individual project.
Coordinators are responsible for connecting individual maintainers to each other within their group, and responding to related inquiries. This takes slightly more regular work than curation, and varies by the interest of new contributors. Note to coordinators: you may want to set up a Request Tracker account or list for your group, and you may want a separate trac component for it (in addition to separate components for individual active projects).
To become a curator/maintainer or coordinator, leave a message on the talk page.
see also the Activity grid. If you maintain one of the activities or topics below, please sign below.'
|Activity||Maintainer, related groups and people||Comments|
|Browse||Marco (see also: OLPC, others wanted)||custom, from Firefox|
|Chat||Morgs (see also: Collabora)||unrelated to video chat|
|Video Chat||Gdesmott (see also: Collabora)||on hold, much requested|
|Cartoon Builder||?? (see also: Shannon @ WorldWideWorkshop)||from a set of 12. see related Comic Maker|
see also Collections
|Open education portals|
|OER Commons [OERC]/ISKME||Lisa Petrides||Amee Godwin|
|Curriki||Bobbi Kurshan||Joshua Marks(t)|
|Connexions||Rich Baraniuk, Joel Thierstein||Raymond Wagner|
|CK12||Joshua Gay||Murugan Pal(t)|
|Campaigns and outreach|
|Frankfurt LitCampaign||Karin Ploetz||Barbara Roelle|
|Google Literacy||Jessica Powell|
|UN Millennium Campaign||(game, texts)|
|Internet Archive||Brewster Kahle||-|
|Literacy, language learning (Ben Lowenstein)|
|Colingo language learning||Ben Lowenstein, Arthur Richards|
|Avallain basic skills||Ignatz Heinz|
|Children's publishing||Conall Ryan (McGH), Carol Sakoian (Sch), Mcm|
|Internet Archive||Aaron Swartz||Allison Druin, Kristine Hanna|
|Logos children's library||Cinzia Bazzani||Zdenek|
|Project Gutenberg||John Guagliardo|
|Google Books pdfs||Luke Hutchison|
|Individual authors/publishers (various)|
|LD Virtual Manipulatives||Utah State|
|Books and works|
|E.O. Wilson Foundation||Neil Patterson||Charles Smith|
|Glossopedia - children's encyclopedia of life||Gerry Ellis|
|Nature images||Frans Lanting|
|Agriculture & Ecology||(Martin Gleeson, Michael Jensen, Calestous Juma)|
|Encyclopedias||Martin (1.0) Andy Sisson (snap), Gerry Ellis (Glossopedia - children's encyclopedia of life)|
|Dictionary||Gerard Meijssen (OmegaWiki), Zdenek (...), Logos (children's dictionary)|
|Atlas||John @ Metacarta||Schuyler Erle?, Name.org (Adam Holt)|
|WikiHow||Jack Herrick||Felicity Tepper, Dvortygirl|
|MAKE||Phil Torrone||? Josh Ellis|
|OLPC guides||Asher Miller?||Todd Kelsey|
|National library search||OCLC||(see also LOC, G!Books, Justin Thorp)|
|Culture:Museums and libraries|
|World Digital Library||Justin Thorp (WDL)||Museum of Fine Arts|
|Qatsi & Anima Mundi||Godfrey Reggio|
|Jamendo||Sylvain Zimmer||Tim Hwang / Antenna Alliance?|
|Health (Ed Yuen, HSO)|
|Partners in Health|
|Richard Wurman||Mike Hawley||Dave Johnson|
|Water & Sanitation||Chris Fabian||Terra Weikel|
|PyGame||Lincoln Quirk||Ben Sawyer, Kent Quirk, ..|
|Second Life||Kent Quirk|
|SimThings||Chuck Norman||Don Hopkins, ...|
|Flash works||Josh Ellis, Gnash-dev|
|Etoys||Alan Kay, Kim Rose||Bert Freudenberg|
|No Starch Press||Intro to Linux|
|Pratham (Business ideas, projects)||India|
|Kiva||Zvi Boshernitzan||? Basic economics|
|Wiki texts (Cormac Lawler, Erik Moeller, Joshua Marks)|
|Book players (Conall Ryan, Mcm)|
|Adir Abraham (ogg vorbis)|
|Free Music Project|
|Video (Peter Kaufman)|
|Open Video Project|
|Animations (Bang Wong, Beth Anderson)|
|Musical (Barry Vercoe +1, Jean Piché)|
|Programming (for texts and such; see also maintainers, above)|
|ereader||Ian Bicking (Adir Abraham)|
|Helix||Josh Irwin (Michael Burns for more contact)|
|(to simplified language)||Sabine?|
|OmegaT, OmegaWiki||Sabine Cretella|
|Ubuntu community||Og Maciel|
|Fedora translation toolkit||Marco?|
|Idiom||Chase Tingley, Todd Kelsey|
|Meadan, IBM||Ed Bice|
Language and Geography
Languages should have at least one coordinator per country from country teams. Green and red countries should have at least one coordinator (focusing on local organization coordination, not content per se).
Languages should have a coordinator from outside even where countries are not cooperative.
|Arabic||Nalrawahi, Adil Allawi? (Diwan)|
|Portuguese||Og Maciel (Ubuntu), Bruno Magrani|
|Urdu||cf. Habib Khan|
|Smaller languages||Don Osborn, Ndesanjo Macha, Dwayne Bailey [Africa],|
|General||Gerard Meijssen [many]|
Geographic coordinators will soon be needed to help coordinate NGO and educator activity in that region; curators from specific regional projects (rather than specific subject areas). See OLPC_world_map.
|US & Canada|
|Mexico, Central & South America|
|Central America & the Caribbean|
|North & West Africa|
|Central, East & South Africa|
|South & Southeast Asia||OLPC PH|
|Australia & the Pacific|
|Global & Other|