Contributors program/March 23, 2012

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[ AGENDA ]

* ASIDE/CLARIF: XO-1.75 prototype laptops will not be the core focus
  of today's meeting, as they are being distributed privately on a
  case-by-case and ongoing basis, with a few weeks delay typically,
  sometimes more.  Thanks to all serious software/hardware
  developers for applying here!

  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Contributors#FAQ

* XO-1.5 production machines available:
  http://blog.laptop.org/2010/02/25/xo-1-5-early-production-laptops-free-to-contributors-worldwide/

* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:
  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Laptop_Lending_Libraries

* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring below?!
  http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects
  http://rt.laptop.org/Search/Results.html?Query=Queue=%27contributors%27

* Fast Review of the 7 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
  join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:

 #1 Peer to Peer Disaster Network - Santa Barbard, California
 #2 Geo Learning: XO for Learning & Creating Community - Maragoli, Kenya
 #3 Empowerment of Kids & Community - Ngara District, Kagera Region, Tanzania
 #4 Haiti Empowerment Project, Solar Educ & Outreach Project - Ohio
 #5 XO for All and Green: Desiging Flexible & Sustainable XO apps - Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil
 #6 Low Vision and Blindness Testing and Development of Solutions - Smackover, Arkansas
 #7 Interactive Fiction Interactive Developer / game engine - Fiskdale, Massachusetts


<dennismckernan> hi all am I in the contributors meeting?
<dennismckernan> sorry to be a dunce firefox 11 and chrome 17 are both giving me a hard time in this web chat system - forced to used IE - ech
<dennismckernan> it says tentative on the website for a meet today
<dennismckernan> i had time so i thought i would stop in and say hi on behalf of union tech coop
<CanoeBerry> RECAP: apologies, CP meeting will be a bit delayed today. check back 2;45 when we hope to start!
<dennismckernan> we received our 1st XO in for repair recently and we're actively working on getting it up and running again
<dennismckernan> aah sure, sounds good i'll plan to stop by later on or check up on the minutes
<dennismckernan> thanks for all the great work everyone involved in the project is doing!
<dennismckernan> :)
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<kevix> is there a meeting of CP today?
<isforinsects> kevix: 2:45
<isforinsects> adam just dropped in and out to push it back a few minutes
<kevix> ok. was telling someone in #olpc-help
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<kevix> there he/she is
<Silver-Copper-34> hi
<kevix> the meeting is set for 2:45 EDT
<kevix> which is in about 10 mins.
<Silver-Copper-34> but,  here's the olpc chat to discuss projects?
<kevix> I just saw that Nic Doiron is back in Haiti, I didn't realize he was going back there.
<kevix> Yes, this is the place to discuss projects
<Silver-Copper-34> obrigado -thanks
<kevix> ah. portuguese
<Silver-Copper-34> Brazil
<kevix> I know it was not Spanish and was a language from South America :)
<Silver-Copper-34> im from Brazil
<kevix> EE UU
<Silver-Copper-34> what?
<kevix> I guess Estados Unidos is not Brazilan
<Silver-Copper-34> who are you?
<kevix> I'm a volunteer from New York
<kevix> have you read about the other projects in Uraguay, Peru, etc.
<Silver-Copper-34> how happen the discussion about the project?do you know?
<kevix> the leader of the meeting has not started the meeting yet
<Silver-Copper-34> yes,i read about the ceibal
<Silver-Copper-34> ok
<kevix> you will explain what you want to do with the XO and then we ask you some questions to help make your project better
<Silver-Copper-34> ok, tks
* kevix checks the URL and sees its not about CP :)
<isforinsects> kevix: Did you read the proposals for this week? You should meet maxpev who submitted one
<Silver-Copper-34> where is  the proposals for this week?
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<kevix> isforinsects: I was looking at the above URL, but I guess I should check the wiki page
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<kevix> isforinsects: i looked http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Contributors_program/meetings
<isforinsects> Yeah, that /topic was set 5 years ago
<CanoeBerry> Al long last..
<CanoeBerry> AGENDA: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2012-March/034619.html
<CanoeBerry> We'll start in less than 1 min!
<CanoeBerry> Thanks all for reviewing the 7 project proposals in the link above.
<CanoeBerry> Each project will get about 5min MAX, as we need to move quick today, thanks!


[ PROJECT #1 - Peer to Peer Disaster Network - Santa Barbard, California ]

<CanoeBerry> Plz all critique, mentor and vote for PROJECT #1 here:
<CanoeBerry> Peer to Peer Disaster Network - Santa Barbard, California
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=97975
<CanoeBerry>     http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~ebelding/courses/284/w12/Home.html
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 5 XOs over 4 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     Our goal is to enable people with XO laptops, and those around them, to
<CanoeBerry>     communicate with search and rescue personnel, aid organizations, and 
<CanoeBerry> each
<CanoeBerry>     other in the event of a disaster. We want to develop a 
<CanoeBerry> delay-tolerant peer
<CanoeBerry>     to peer application utilizing the mesh networking functionality of 
<CanoeBerry> XOs, so
<CanoeBerry>     messages can be forwarded from one machine to another, hopefully 
<CanoeBerry> reaching
<CanoeBerry>     the recipient or an XO connected to the Internet. Messages that 
<CanoeBerry> reach the
<CanoeBerry>     Internet can be displayed on a map, a model successfully used in 
<CanoeBerry> Haiti by
<CanoeBerry>     Ushahidi.
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<CanoeBerry> Any takers for Project #1 above?  Love it or hate it!
<CanoeBerry> I can ask CBigenho right nearby Santa Barbara to investigate more if nec.
<CanoeBerry> If no commentary, we'll put this one on hold an move on..
<isforinsects> We don't really have mesh post XO-1
<isforinsects> I am not sure we can help them
<CanoeBerry> Mentor required, regardless :)
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<isforinsects> Or they can do what they want with XOs
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> CONCLUSION: ON HOLD, until a mentor such as Cbigenho can make a better case for the need & contribution.


[ PROJECT #2 - Geo Learning: XO for Learning & Creating Community - Maragoli, Kenya ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto PROJECT #2 - plz all critique, mentor and vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Geo Learning: XO for Learning & Creating Community - Maragoli, Kenya
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=98812
<CanoeBerry>     http://oslimoke.wordpress.com
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 20 XOs over 12 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     To develop a curricula for teaching pupils mapping as both part of
<CanoeBerry>     the education learning and as a community tool for creating locally
<CanoeBerry>     relevant maps.
<CanoeBerry>     Use the various XO Activities and tools as a learning tools for
<CanoeBerry>     developing their own creativity, intuitions and intellect.
<CanoeBerry>     Use the XO to improve and introduce ICT literacy among the pupils
<CanoeBerry>     and teachers.
<kevix> isforinsects: yeah, no 802.11s
<christophd> 20 XOs is obviously a lot
<kevix> I just came from meeting with Sandra Thaxer and this sounds like someone from her realm
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<kevix> hi nic!
<ndoiron> hi from Haiti
<ndoiron> Adam's about to send me a proposal that's up for vote
<kevix> yeah, I saw that on the list
<isforinsects> http://oslimoke.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/2012-01-12_15-52-10_375.jpg << is that sandra? I haven't seen her in a few years
<CanoeBerry> ndoiron: plz review PROPOSAL #2 here.. http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2012-March/034619.html
<CanoeBerry> Specifically.. Geo Learning: XO for Learning & Creating Community - Maragoli, Kenya
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=98812
<CanoeBerry>     http://oslimoke.wordpress.com
<christophd> ndoiron: hiya, how goes?
<kevix> isforinsects: yup
<CanoeBerry> Even if 20 XOs is too many, and the proposal is lacking the US shipping address I now require.
<CanoeBerry> Let's still consider!
<CanoeBerry> ndoiron's already the mentor of this project, so his vote counts extra :)
<CanoeBerry> Opinions?
<christophd> +1 from me with much reduced XO number (if thius is indeed connected to Sandra thayter)
<CanoeBerry> christophd: suggest an XO-count?
<CanoeBerry> 5 XO-1s?
<ndoiron> is everyone still connected? I don't see any info
<isforinsects> +1 from me with fewer XOs. They seem to already have a number according to the blog.
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<christophd> 3~4
<christophd> ?
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<kevix> 5 sounds ok?
<christophd> ndoiron: your thoughts on number of XOs?
<kevix> there were a few project sites she was invoved with
<kevix> and she had to pay teacher trainers and xo transporter.
<CanoeBerry> ndoiron could not get irc to work on his mac so he's taking the keyboard here right now..
<kevix> george hunts life posted some notes on our meeting on the s-g list
<kevix> oh.
<CanoeBerry> Hi this is Nick - 5 sounds more reasonable
<kevix> he should use Audium (I think that's one client)
<kevix> oscar is not here I take it?
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<CanoeBerry> kevix: Nick & I don't understand your "Audium" comment
<kevix> wb ndoiron2
<CanoeBerry> We need to move on!
<CanoeBerry> +1 for 5 XO-1s, if a US shipping address is provided.
<kevix> its a Mac client that supports IRC
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<kevix> +1
<christophd> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<ndoiron2> look up recent blog posts from the Kenya schools which were involved this spring
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<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED FOR 5 XO-1s, if applicant blogs regularly working with his mentor (ndoiron)


[ PROJECT #3 - Empowerment of Kids & Community - Ngara District, Kagera Region, Tanzania ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto PROJECT PROPOSAL #3 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Empowerment of Kids & Community - Ngara District, Kagera Region, Tanzania
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=99356
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 100 XOs over 60 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     1. Facilitate learning and skills development among children aged 7?18
<CanoeBerry>        years through e-learning.
<CanoeBerry>     a. Children able to surf and acquire education materials for learning
<CanoeBerry>        and information through internet.
<CanoeBerry>     b. Teachers are able to use computers to teach their subjects
<CanoeBerry>     c. Project targets primary and secondary school going children.
<CanoeBerry>     2. As entry point, create awareness and community understanding of the
<CanoeBerry>        use of internet connectivity to the outside world
<CanoeBerry>     a. Computers are made affordable and accessible to children, teachers
<CanoeBerry>        and parents through schools
<CanoeBerry>     b. Government will learn the benefit of the scheme and adopt it in all
<CanoeBerry>        schools in the country
<CanoeBerry>     c. Parents will be able to purchase laptops programmed for children as a
<CanoeBerry>        means to aid learning.
<CanoeBerry> -1
<CanoeBerry> Let's not waste too much time on 100-XO applications from folks who have not read http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Buying_XOs etc.
<christophd> thats not really a CP project ;)
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> ON HOLD.  Project does not understand the purpose of OLPC's Contributors Program which provides 2 XOs not 100, to those who prove themselves.
<christophd> +1


[ PROJECT #4 - Haiti Empowerment Project, Solar Educ & Outreach Project - Ohio ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto PROPOSAL #4 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Haiti Empowerment Project, Solar Educ & Outreach Project - Ohio
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=101021
<CanoeBerry>     http://seoosu.weebly.com/our-blog.html
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 10 XOs over 12 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     The objective of this project is to work with The Haiti Empowerment
<CanoeBerry>     Project to provide teachers and students the best possible resources and
<CanoeBerry>     tools to yield a more interactive, engaging, and rewarding educational
<CanoeBerry>     experience. This project is being implemented in a community outside of
<CanoeBerry>     Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti.
<CanoeBerry>     We plan to install ten XO laptops in a computer lab that will be used by
<CanoeBerry>     two local primary schools. The Haiti Empowerment Project will then work
<CanoeBerry>     with the teachers and students over the next year to develop the
<CanoeBerry>     necessary skills and lessons to successfully integrate XO's into the
<CanoeBerry>     classroom.
<kevix> yes, 100 is not realistic
<CanoeBerry> aside: i've met sev members of the above group 3 times this week in Haiti.
<CanoeBerry> ndoiron helped them get yet further up to speed today, on their desire to push forward XS 0.7 and possibly Tony Anderson's "Nepal" approach thereupon.
<kevix> well then you are best placed to give details of what they are doing?
<CanoeBerry> They's still figuring everything out.
<kevix> well, sounds like a good start?
<CanoeBerry> 2 XO-1s or similar might be most appropriate initially.
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<CanoeBerry> Let me be the mentor and work out the details as they define what they're actually delivered.
<kevix> I'll +1 your idea
<CanoeBerry> Let's move on.
<isforinsects> +1
<CanoeBerry> +1 for 2 XO-1s or similar from this group working very hard, and potentially offering a ton, but still getting started.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<christophd> +1, sounds good to me as well
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED for 2 XO-1s (roughly) if they continue to explain their progress and begin blogging soon if more are appropriate.


[ PROJECT #5 - XO for All and Green: Desiging Flexible & Sustainable XO apps - Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto PROJECT #5 -- plz all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> XO for All and Green: Desiging Flexible & Sustainable XO apps - Sao 
<CanoeBerry> Carlos, SP, Brazil
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=101047
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 2/12 XOs over 24 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     This project aims to investigate and develop a software application 
<CanoeBerry> for the
<CanoeBerry>     XO laptop considering adaptable and adaptive resources in the user
<CanoeBerry>     interface. Using flexible user interface, it is expected that the 
<CanoeBerry> software
<CanoeBerry>     addresses the different users' needs and preferences while 
<CanoeBerry> interacting with
<CanoeBerry>     the XO laptop. The differences among users include disabilities (e.g.
<CanoeBerry>     deafness and blindness), ages, and interaction experiences. 
<CanoeBerry> Moreover, the
<CanoeBerry>     application will focus on promoting sustainable behavior in communities.
<CanoeBerry>     The sustainable behavior would reach the school community, involving
<CanoeBerry>     children, teachers, as well as the students' family, since it is 
<CanoeBerry> expected
<CanoeBerry>     that children will also use XO laptops at home along with their family.
<CanoeBerry> We defined that the software application will be a game which will have
<CanoeBerry>     adaptable and adaptive software resources to reach the different
<CanoeBerry>     interaction requirements and reconcile economic, social and ecological
<CanoeBerry>     interests, which are requirements for sustainable computing in 
<CanoeBerry> communities
<CanoeBerry>     [Mocigemba, 2006]. The same game should be used by children with and
<CanoeBerry>     without disabilities and also by their family and teachers, considering
<CanoeBerry>     appropriated concepts to their ages and interaction abilities. These
<CanoeBerry>     requirements will be elicited using a Participatory Design approach
<CanoeBerry>     [Schüler and Namioka, 1993] and methods from Organizational Semiotics
<CanoeBerry>     [Stamper et al., 1988; Liu, 2000]. The proponents have experience in 
<CanoeBerry> using
<CanoeBerry>     these combined approaches...
<christophd> unfortunately havent had time to look into that one more closely
<CanoeBerry> christophd helped here earlier this week :)
<kevix> so a teacher is going to lead a class?
<Silver-Copper-34> this is my project
<Silver-Copper-34> proposal 5 here # http://xoforall.blogspot.com.br/
<kevix> are you involved in a high school or a college class?
<Silver-Copper-34> both- in a high schol and a college class
<CanoeBerry> Silver-Copper-34: can you introduce your work fast in 1min maximum?
<CanoeBerry> aside: have you found a US shipping address yet?
<Silver-Copper-34> and family house too
<Silver-Copper-34> yet i will send the usa adress
<CanoeBerry> we need a decision here. plz help summarize the core purpose of yr work
<Silver-Copper-34> The sustainable behavior would reach the school community, involving children, teachers, as well as the students’ family, since it is expected that children will also use XO laptops at home along with their family.
<kevix> are you trying to fix issues with the Current Sugar user interface?
<CanoeBerry> Thx for yr blog: http://xoforall.blogspot.com.br
<Silver-Copper-34> This project aims to investigate and develop a software application for the XO laptop considering adaptable and adaptive resources in the user interface.
<kevix> and you know that Sugar currently is programmed in Python on top of Gnome technolgies
<CanoeBerry> Are you trying to enhance the Sugar (Learning) Desktop Environment?
<Silver-Copper-34>  the software application will be a game which will have adaptable and adaptive software resources to reach the different interaction requirements and reconcile economic, social and ecological interests
<kevix> oh, an application (activity)
<Silver-Copper-34> yes, a application
<CanoeBerry> Have you tried Sugar on a Stick?  You do not need an XO to run Sugar.
<kevix> the idea would be a game/application/activity that uses certain design priniciapls about user interaction
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_on_a_Stick
<Silver-Copper-34> an application for sugar
<CanoeBerry> We need to move on now, feel free to stick around, but today we only have 5min per project, I must apologize (do stick around and explain, but we must vote now!)
<Silver-Copper-34> we study software and hardware too
<kevix> and most of the acitivites for sugar require using python and gtk 2/3 frameworks
<CanoeBerry> Plz all vote now on the possibility of sending 2 XO-1s to this Brazilian group's US shipping address.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<Silver-Copper-34> The differences among users include disabilities (e.g. deafness and blindness), ages, and interaction experiences
<christophd> Silver-Copper-34: how big is your team?
<kevix> Silver-Copper-34: do these people know how to use Linux and know the Python language?
<Silver-Copper-34> http://xoforall.blogspot.com.br/p/members.html and i will tests withe the 10 brazilian family
<christophd> I vote +1 for one XO to get things started
<kevix> +1 to christophd'
<CanoeBerry> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<isforinsects> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<Silver-Copper-34> 2 xo laptops dor me?
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED for 2 initial XO-1s shipping to a US address (NOT a PO Box1)
<kevix> CanoeBerry: was it a difficulty with english to portuese?
<CanoeBerry> kevix: don't follow ya :)


[ PROJECT #6 - Low Vision and Blindness Testing and Development of Solutions - Smackover, Arkansas ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto PROJECT #6 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Low Vision and Blindness Testing and Development of Solutions - 
<CanoeBerry> Smackover, Arkansas
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=101266
<CanoeBerry>     http://www.sites.google.com/site/olpcblindness
<CanoeBerry>     http://www.youtube.com/skcool1555
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 2 XOs over 12 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     Define Problems that will stop other blind and low vision users
<CanoeBerry>     from using the OLPC:
<CanoeBerry>     · Create Videos documenting the Findings
<CanoeBerry>     · Plan A solution for the problem
<CanoeBerry>     · Share results with the Youtube and OLPC community
<christophd> seems to me it could duplicate what is being done in Uruguay and Colombia
<Silver-Copper-34> Thanks!!!
<kevix> the XO does have speech dispatcher and has a few activites that use this
<kevix> christophd: oh, did not know that
<christophd> kevix: Plan Ceibal is doing quite a lot of work when it comes to supporting users with special needs, quite impressive I dare say!
<CanoeBerry> conclusions?
<christophd> more research as a recommendation for them
<christophd> could try to pout them in touch with accessibility folks in UY
<kevix> christophd: I recall only the special mouse and light-pen
<CanoeBerry> meeting must in fact end in ~5 min, sorry we're on a schedule, as I leave then :)
<meeting> CanoeBerry: Error: "must" is not a valid command.
<christophd> then they should re-consider their proposal and come up with something for a clearly defined need
<christophd> :D
<CanoeBerry> Initial 2 XO-1s is easy if that actually leads to something?
<kevix> is the person here?
<christophd> well, it your employeer
<christophd> 's money ;)
<kevix> heh
<CanoeBerry> no money
<CanoeBerry> these XO-1s are redonated, and shipping within the US Fedex Ground is essentially free.  the only material cost is our human time to support this group.
<kevix> not sure how they would plan to proceed to determine these issues
<kevix> its not tied to a class or research?
<isforinsects> Oh dang. This one is someone I msg'd on youtube
<CanoeBerry> good news or bad?!
<isforinsects> Neither really.
<CanoeBerry> :)
<isforinsects> He was doing a video tutorial of sugar on ubuntu
<isforinsects> And I told him he should make more tutorial videos and should apply to the CP
<CanoeBerry> Can you mentor?  If so I say go for it, if christophd's agreed.
<kevix> well there you have it - motivated but not sure of his direction
<CanoeBerry> If christophd's agreed there may be real potential here, alongside UY etc.
<isforinsects> I am unsure of his direction. I was suggesting to him making tutorial videos, because he seems to enjoy them.
<isforinsects> Yeah, I'll mentor it
<CanoeBerry> +1
<CanoeBerry> k?
<isforinsects> give him my email?
<christophd> okay, it's settled then
<CanoeBerry> great
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED for 2 XO-1s
<christophd> with isforinsects's support only good things can happen :)
<christophd> +1


[ PROJECT #7 - Interactive Fiction Interactive Developer / game engine - Fiskdale, Massachusetts ]


<CanoeBerry> Onto FINAL PROJECT #7
<isforinsects> Ha, thanks for the support
<CanoeBerry> Plz all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Interactive Fiction Interactive Developer / game engine - Fiskdale, 
<CanoeBerry> Massachusetts
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=103204
<CanoeBerry>     http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Activities/Inform7
<CanoeBerry>     http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Talk:Activities/Inform7
<CanoeBerry>     SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF http://olpcMAP.net & 
<CanoeBerry> http://j.mp/6UhCtd
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 1 XO over 7 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     -Package the Inform 7 IDE for the Sugar learning environment
<CanoeBerry>     +I7 is an easy way of learning basic programming ideas
<CanoeBerry>     +I7 is also creative writing that takes advantage of interacting with a
<CanoeBerry>     laptop
<CanoeBerry>     +plenty of source available for examples +easy to learn
<CanoeBerry>     -setup interactive fiction VM (make an Interactive Fiction Play 
<CanoeBerry> activity)
<CanoeBerry>     +addition of 'easy to use' games
<CanoeBerry>     +numerous existing games
<CanoeBerry>     Package french and spanish localizations //Work with the makers of the
<CanoeBerry>     Spanish and French languge extension modules to make them contained by
<CanoeBerry>     default in the package.
<kevix> sounds like a helper for xo-3?
<christophd> kevix: +1
<isforinsects> He's in the channel, maxpev ping
<isforinsects> but idle apparently.
<maxpev> moo
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<CanoeBerry> conclusion anyone? i must run, let's be quick!
<bz_g> er
<isforinsects> I got this started, partially on cscott's request, but do not have the time. Max is a student at UMASS and I know he's into IF, so I am handing the project off to him
<maxpev> yah.
<bz_g> Sorry to drop in out of the blue
<christophd> 1 XO for 7months, UMASS location and XO 3,Nell relevance: I vote +1
<bz_g> I have a request for the author of Gcompris
<kevix> +1
<CanoeBerry> 1 XO-1 or what?
<isforinsects> bz_g: One moment please. We're finishing up a meeting.
<kevix> isforinsects: oh, so cscott knows about it :)
<CanoeBerry> +1 if it's as simple as 1 or 2 XO-1s
<isforinsects> kevix: I don't think he knows about this.
<bz_g> isforinsects: okay
<isforinsects> I think maxpev would get a lot of good use out of a 1.5, but would be fine with XO-1s.  maxpev /
<CanoeBerry> got it
<maxpev> send hardware, I code
<kevix> heh
<maxpev> a clicky keyboard would be appreciated over the membrane type though
<CanoeBerry> Can't promise an XO-1.5 but it might be possible if everyone here says it's required.
<kevix> picky :)
<CanoeBerry> Clicky keyboard likely not possible.
<maxpev> eitherway,, hardware -> code
<CanoeBerry> +1
<maxpev> a 1.5 would be good to compile stuff on machine though
<CanoeBerry> Plz all vote so we can conclude now!
<kevix> it might be better
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<kevix> +1
<isforinsects> +1
<christophd> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED for an XO-1 and/or [an] XO-1.5 if miracles happen.


[CLOSING REMARKS]

<kevix> cant wait
<maxpev> sweer!
<CanoeBerry> MEETING ADJOURNED, thanks all for making this so efficient today among 5+ different F2F meetings today here in Haiti!
<meeting> CanoeBerry: Error: "ADJOURNED," is not a valid command.
<kevix> ok
<CanoeBerry> ADJOURNED.. thanks all for making this so efficient today among 5+ different F2F meetings today here in Haiti!
<kevix> now if Haiti can get a prime minister
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