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[ AGENDA ]

* XO-1.5 early production machines now available/shipping:
  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 5 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
  join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:

  #1 Benji Smith’s Eagle and Youth Group Project - Jefferson, Maryland
  #2 Fedora Security Lab - India, Germany, USA
  #3 Lubuto Library Project - Zambian Literacy Programming Project - Silver Spring, Maryland
  #4 Language Documentation on Ambrym, Vanuatu - Berlin; Paris
  #5 Laptops Uganda
  #6 Marshall Public Schools - Marshall, Wisconsin
  #7 Awareness and Outreach - Rochester, Michigan
  #8 Summer pyGames - North Charleston, South Carolina
  #9 Audio/Video for Etoys, Scratch and Squeak - United Kingdom
  #10 Haitian Education Fund - Virginia
  #11 Pre-K Education Outreach - Louisiana
  #12 50 XO-1 RTC batteries - Maine / Granada, Nicaragua
  #13 Processing for the XO - Berlin, Germany
  #14 XO-1.5 for Google kernel hacker


<MikeLee> Anyone here?
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<gwerra> and its 2:40 EDT right?
<CanoeBerry> MIkeLee: still there?
<MikeLee> Hi
<CanoeBerry> gwerra: which project is yours?
<gwerra> Fedora
<CanoeBerry> Great
<leftStanding> it i currently 2:43 EDT
<CanoeBerry> Which Project # is that?
<gwerra> 2
<CanoeBerry> Please identify your Project #s, thanks.
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<MikeLee> I have prohject 3
<CanoeBerry> Great
<leftStanding> sweet i am representing project 8
<CanoeBerry> leftStanding: what is your Project #?
<CanoeBerry> Great.
<CanoeBerry> Let's go very fast.


[ PROJECT #1 - Benji Smith’s Eagle and Youth Group Project - Jefferson, Maryland ]

<CanoeBerry> Let's begin. Please help critique/mentor/vote for Project #1 here:
<CanoeBerry> Benji Smith’s Eagle and Youth Group Project - Jefferson, Maryland
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=50626
<CanoeBerry>    http://sites.google.com/site/laptopsforthedominican/
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 7/10 XOs over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    My project will provide entertainment and a learning experience for the
<CanoeBerry>    children of Los Toscones by providing them with basic computers that 
<CanoeBerry> can be
<CanoeBerry>    used for both fun and educational purposes.
<CanoeBerry> I have created a quick-start guide that can be used on deployments
<CanoeBerry>    world-wide. The information being put in it can be found here:
<CanoeBerry> http://sites.google.com/site/laptopsforthedominican/project-updates/moreworkdone.
<CanoeBerry>    I have put all of this information into a nice booklet that can be 
<CanoeBerry> printed
<CanoeBerry>    at someone's own home and can be distributed when they are doing 
<CanoeBerry> their own
<CanoeBerry>    deployments. It is currently in the process of being translated into
<CanoeBerry>    Spanish. Note: this is NOT yet completed. In three weeks after AP 
<CanoeBerry> exams, I
<CanoeBerry>    will begin doing a LOT of work, I just don't have the time right now.
<CanoeBerry>    You can track the progress of the project using the project updater,
<CanoeBerry>    http://sites.google.com/site/laptopsforthedominican/project-updates. 
<CanoeBerry> It has
<CanoeBerry>    all kinds of information, as does all of the sidebar.
<CanoeBerry> Votes up/down?
<CanoeBerry> The applicant asks for 7 more XO-1s, in addition to the 3 XO-1s already received.
<leftStanding> CanoeBerry: how many XOs are available total?
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<CanoeBerry> leftStanding: there is no set number
<MikeLee> I'm still not clear on success relized from the three they have already...
<leftStanding> does project #1 provide all of these instructions in the language of the users? what sort of end supervision is there (kids in country)?
<CanoeBerry> Exactly the concerns.
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<CanoeBerry> Let's put this project on hold until the guide here is further advanced:
<CanoeBerry> http://sites.google.com/site/laptopsforthedominican/the-workbook
<SharonE> Hi i'm here


[ PROJECT #2 - Fedora Security Lab - India, Germany, USA ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #2 now -- please all review/critique/vote for:
<SharonE> sorry - I was waiting but got disconnected.  can we go back and deal with it today?  i have lots of answers!
<CanoeBerry> Fedora Security Lab - India, Germany, USA
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61414
<CanoeBerry>    http://blog.hiemanshu.in
<CanoeBerry>    http://planet.laptop.org
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 2-4 XOs over 6 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    We are planning to use the XOs for testing the
<CanoeBerry>    Fedora Security Lab which is to be used as a Learning platform for
<CanoeBerry>    budding Security Professionals. We would like to test the compatibility
<CanoeBerry>    with the laptops and its hardware, and if something does not work right,
<CanoeBerry>    we would even be happy to write/make changes to the hardware/software
<CanoeBerry>    and contribute it back to the community.
<SharonE> (I'm Benji's mom - he's at school)
<CanoeBerry> SharonE: we just completed Review #1 and need to move fast.
<CanoeBerry> Can you plz submit your progress report by email? Thanks--
<SharonE> The camp is set up for the 2nd to last week of June - so if we don't get moving and get computers soon, we need to cancel.  Time's running short.
<CanoeBerry> Include "50626" in the subject line when you write to contributors@laptop.org
<CanoeBerry> Email us.
<CanoeBerry> Thanks.
<MikeLee> Is this security lab actually part of the overall Fedora effort?
<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #2 now.  We have 14 projects we must complete fast.
<gwerra> MikeLee: Yes
<gwerra> MikeLee: spins.fedoraproject.org/security
<CanoeBerry> I vote yes.
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<MikeLee> Thx. Given the ongoing use of Fedora as the base OS, this seems like a valuable initiative
<CanoeBerry> Why would 4 XOs be needed though?
<MikeLee> I vote yes.
<CanoeBerry> Are 2 XO-1's sufficient?
<leftStanding> this is testing security related issues with the xo? are there major differences as to why they couldn't use a regular pc with fedora?
<gwerra> CanoeBerry: It was a minimum of two
<CanoeBerry> OK, let's finalize the XO count by email.
<CanoeBerry> Objections?
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<leftStanding> none
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice.
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED


[ PROJECT #3 - Lubuto Library Project - Zambian Literacy Programming Proje ct - Silver Spring, Maryland ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #3 -- please critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Lubuto Library Project - Zambian Literacy Programming Project - 
<CanoeBerry> Silver Spring, Maryland
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61571
<CanoeBerry>    http://www.lubuto.org
<CanoeBerry>    http://www.olpclearningclub.org
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 6 XO-1.5s over 24 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    There is a critical need for means to teach all Zambian children to
<CanoeBerry>    read in their original language that the educational system cannot
<CanoeBerry>    meet. Lubuto libraries reach out-of-school children and can help them
<CanoeBerry>    toward reading by read-aloud and storytelling programs, but tools for
<CanoeBerry>    reading teaching in Zambian languages are not available. Youth who
<CanoeBerry>    have been using the One Laptop Per Child XO laptops in Lubuto
<CanoeBerry>    libraries and experienced Zambian reading teachers will together be
<CanoeBerry>    trained in the OLPC application Etoys and create early reading
<CanoeBerry>    programs in Zambian languages. The programs will then be made
<CanoeBerry>    available on laptops in the libraries and via the Lubuto.org website
<CanoeBerry>    to inspire creation of similar programs in other African countries and
<CanoeBerry>    languages.
<CanoeBerry> IN FULL HERE: http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/iaep/2010-May/010781.html
<CanoeBerry> MikeLee: care do introduce/summarize real fast?
<CanoeBerry> *care to introduce/summarize?
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<CanoeBerry> kushal: welcome!
<MikeLee> This effort already has funding from the Gates oundation and support of the Zambian Ministry of Education to...
<leftStanding> it sounds well thought out
<kushal> CanoeBerry, thanks
<MikeLee> develop language learning modules in Etoys for many of their tribal dialects
<MikeLee> the main language in Zambia is English
<CanoeBerry> MikeLee: I have high-level OLPC Zambia connections/possibilities right here in Canada -- we must talk!
<CanoeBerry> +1 (I vote yes)
<MikeLee> Great. We work thru thr Zambian embassy here in DC
<leftStanding> +1
<leftStanding> i imagine they can get additional through other sources
<CanoeBerry> August Zambian delegation / funding possibilities on this end too.
<CanoeBerry> Any questions for the applicant?
<CanoeBerry> And if not, let's finalize.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED


[ PROJECT #4 - Language Documentation on Ambrym, Vanuatu - Berlin; Paris ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #4 -- please critique/mentor/vote for:
<MikeLee> Thanks!
<CanoeBerry> Language Documentation on Ambrym, Vanuatu - Berlin; Paris
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61574
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 1 XOs over 6-12 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    The participants are currently documenting several
<CanoeBerry>    languages in the Southwest of the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu.
<CanoeBerry> The project
<CanoeBerry>    work involves audio and video recordings, which will lead to the 
<CanoeBerry> production
<CanoeBerry>    of dictionaries, story books and grammars for the previously undocumented
<CanoeBerry>    and undescribed languages. Due to the lack of devices with the 
<CanoeBerry> capacity to
<CanoeBerry>    display accustic and visual information, however, local communities will
<CanoeBerry>    hardly have access to the audio and video recordings. Also, the
<CanoeBerry>    opportunities for speakers to actively participate in the 
<CanoeBerry> documentation of
<CanoeBerry>    their languages and traditional knowledge themselves are very 
<CanoeBerry> limited.
<CanoeBerry> The
<CanoeBerry>    laptops provided by the OLPC project would help to make recordings
<CanoeBerry>    accessible to the communities as well as empower the youngest 
<CanoeBerry> generations to
<CanoeBerry>    use modern technologies to explore and record the traditional knowledge
<CanoeBerry>    which is in acute danger of being lost. The objectives of a collaboration
<CanoeBerry>    with the OLPC would therefore be the distribution of laptops to local
<CanoeBerry>    schools, storing the data collected during the documentation work on the
<CanoeBerry>    laptops and training children -- and their teachers -- to use the laptops
<CanoeBerry>    for documentation. The country of Vanuatu has already shown interest 
<CanoeBerry> in the
<CanoeBerry>    OLPC and is very adamant about the importance of language 
<CanoeBerry> documentation so
<CanoeBerry>    that we expect a collaboration would be welcome.
<CanoeBerry> Reflections? Objections? Suggestions?
<leftStanding> the connection with kids and xo's is flaky
<leftStanding> wouldn't a regular laptop with audio software work just as well?
<CanoeBerry> Yeah. Stil I vote yes, if this project demonstrates a bit more clueful progress, as 1 XO-1 might push forward their experimentation?
<CanoeBerry> Language/localization is a key goal of our project if they are serious!
<MikeLee> They could as well with a netbook, but 1 XO-1 is low risk as Adam says
<leftStanding> ok agree
<leftStanding> +1
<CanoeBerry> I'm in the middle.
<MikeLee> +1
<gwerra> +1
<CanoeBerry> +1 if I ask them followup question by email.
<CanoeBerry> Objections?
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED if they agree to work with OLPC/Sugar's localization community.


[ PROJECT #5 - Laptops Uganda ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #5 -- please critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Laptops Uganda
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61631
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 20 XOs over 24 months
<CanoeBerry> Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    - Impart computer knowledge to the young. since my country 75% of the
<CanoeBerry>      population are the young people
<CanoeBerry>    - To bring unity by appreciating diversity, my country has more than 90
<CanoeBerry>      tribes, divided into 85 districts and has been affected by wars for the
<CanoeBerry>      last 30 years that’s has caused too much tribal difference yet we are
<CanoeBerry>      all Africans. So, I bringing kids of different tribes together sharing
<CanoeBerry>      the same computers it brings a sense of love and peace through sharing
<CanoeBerry>      hence unity.
<CanoeBerry>    - To fight computer illiteracy in the youth, many youth in Uganda have
<CanoeBerry>      never had an encounter with computers so weather I use an OX laptop or
<CanoeBerry>      any other brand of computers it will be the same to them. They need the
<CanoeBerry>      skill no matter the type of computers being used.
<CanoeBerry>    - Prepare the young for the future ,this 21st century the use of
<CanoeBerry>      computerized digital peripherals has became part of life in the world ,
<CanoeBerry>      me volunteering to reach out to the kids and the youth am preparing 
<CanoeBerry> them
<CanoeBerry>      for the future time so as to make the world a global village
<sonrasalt> ooops didn' know u were on.  I'm here
<CanoeBerry> sonrasalt: welcome!
<CanoeBerry> can you help comment on the above?
<CanoeBerry> is applicant here to defend above Proposal #5?
<CanoeBerry> it needs help!
<leftStanding> is the area stable enough for the xo's to benefit the different tribes?
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<CanoeBerry> Much Uganda work is blossoming, but it remains very independent, and the country needs serious (self-)help :)
<sonrasalt> needs action plan, objectives, goals?  are they elsewhere?
<leftStanding> i'm just wondering if the xo's would be sold off or used ineffectively
<CanoeBerry> OLPC has received ideas/emails on more than 160 Uganda within our community support system: http://rt.laptop.org
<leftStanding> is there a person in charge?
<CanoeBerry> leftStanding: agreed this project needs much more demonstrable backing
<CanoeBerry> -1 until then.
<CanoeBerry> other thoughts?
<sonrasalt> Needs XO specific target activity or goal
<CanoeBerry> yes: any supporters of the above?
<leftStanding> i agree
<CanoeBerry> Motion to put above project on hold until then.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<sonrasalt> Need to postpone this one.  You can put me onthe list and I will do at least one round of questions
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> ON HOLD
<CanoeBerry> Thanks all.


[ PROJECT #6 - Marshall Public Schools - Marshall, Wisconsin ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #6 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Marshall Public Schools - Marshall, Wisconsin
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61685
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 1 XO-1.5 over 3 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Our objective is to out fit our students grades 5-8 with laptops.
<CanoeBerry>    Currently that includes 354 Student. The School District of Marshall is
<CanoeBerry>    in an Agriculture community where 65 % of our Students have Computers
<CanoeBerry>    with internet access at home. The other 35% either have old computers
<CanoeBerry>    or no computers with access to the internet. Of these 35% parents and
<CanoeBerry>    students are not computer literate.
<CanoeBerry>    Our local Library has 6 computers for general use. Each user can only us
<CanoeBerry>    it for an hour a day. This is not enough time for a student to study or
<CanoeBerry>    research a paper. If they had their own computer it would give them a
<CanoeBerry>    valuable resource.
<CanoeBerry>    Going to a 1 to 1 computer program will insure all students are on a
<CanoeBerry>    equal bases on technology. Student will be able to take their computers
<CanoeBerry>    home to study or go to our Public Library to use there free internet.
<CanoeBerry>    Parents will be able to learn with students on how to use a computer.
<CanoeBerry> Oops, this project was PRE-APPROVED!
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<CanoeBerry> Reflections still welcome, but let's move on if not!
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED


[ PROJECT #7 - Awareness and Outreach - Rochester, Michigan ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #7 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Awareness and Outreach - Rochester, Michigan
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61788
<CanoeBerry>    http://www.brandlabs.us/one-laptop-per-child-a/157.htm
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 1 XO-1.5 over indefinite months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    As a part of our fresh, new corporate philanthropic efforts, we'd like
<CanoeBerry>    to augment our "One Laptop Per Child *Per Week*" program (
<CanoeBerry>    http://www.brandlabs.us/one-laptop-per-child-a/157.htm) with an outreach
<CanoeBerry>    program to our customers to encourage their involvement in the 
<CanoeBerry> program. Our
<CanoeBerry>    contribution isn't tied directly to sales (we'll be contributing 
<CanoeBerry> regardless
<CanoeBerry>    of each month's profits) but we believe there's potential donations to be
<CanoeBerry>    had by increasing awareness through our corporate blog, press 
<CanoeBerry> releases and
<CanoeBerry>    appearances at conferences.
<sonrasalt> OK  this one needs some work also.
<Jade-Lemon-65> This is my proposal.  We've chosen OLPC as our charity of choice
<leftStanding> is this a business idea?
<CanoeBerry> CORRECTION: http://www.brandlabs.us/one-laptop-per-child-a/157.html
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<CanoeBerry> I like this approach of people taking outreach seriously.
<CanoeBerry> http://www.brandlabs.us/one-laptop-per-child-a/157.html
<sonrasalt> OK this is a effectively moving effort..
<Jade-Lemon-65> We've been working on increasing its presence on our site and have begun to discuss dev ideas
<MikeLee> sorry, my chat session  froze
<Jade-Lemon-65> we'd like to get our hands on one to work with it and blog about our efforts
<sonrasalt> Where are the donated laptops going?
<Jade-Lemon-65> just one
<Jade-Lemon-65> coming to our offices, thento conventions we attend
<CanoeBerry> Jade-Lemon-65: can you also introduce BrandLabs.us quickly, explaining how you can help OLPC longer term?
<CanoeBerry> +1 is my vote, if I understand this correctly -- others please vote and ask questions too.
<CanoeBerry> MikeLee: are you familiar with BrandLabs.us ?
<sonrasalt> Is there some information on the conventions and your presentaton?
<leftStanding> Jade-Lemon-65: is this a philanthropic effort?
<Jade-Lemon-65> We're an eCommerce company with a demonstrated histrory of development and I'd like to move our overall marketing and visibility efforts in a more philanthropic directionn
<MikeLee> No. Just loading the site now.
<Jade-Lemon-65> We're donating one a week
<Jade-Lemon-65> We just started this month
<sonrasalt> 1 xo 1.5  sounds good. +1
<MikeLee> +1
<sonrasalt> Nice mission. I'll support this effort.
<Jade-Lemon-65> +1 from me (obviously)
<CanoeBerry> Jade-Lemon-65: remind me, is BrandLabs.us directing donations to http://laptop.org/en/participate/ways-to-give.shtml ?
<CanoeBerry> Or using offline / paper donations ?
<CanoeBerry> Soudns great.
<CanoeBerry> Any objections out there?
<Jade-Lemon-65> Directly through the site - under Dane Downer
<leftStanding> none
<CanoeBerry> Perfect. Keep in touch.
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED
<Jade-Lemon-65> Thank you all.


[ PROJECT #8 - Summer pyGames - North Charleston, South Carolina ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #8 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Summer pyGames
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61819
<CanoeBerry>    http://summerpygames.org
<CanoeBerry>    http://youtube.com/watch?v=ay7YmRGzFF8
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 50 XOs over 3 months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Primary Objective: To use the love of games and competition to inspire
<CanoeBerry>    students to learn about programming and interactive media, to create
<CanoeBerry>    educational games for elementary school students, and to empower 
<CanoeBerry> students to
<CanoeBerry>    make a difference in the world.
<CanoeBerry>    Secondary objectives: To educate students, parents, and educators about
<CanoeBerry>    open source recourse, tools, and licenses to improve their schools, work,
<CanoeBerry>    and communities.
<CanoeBerry> MikeLee: you might have the best insight?
<leftStanding> hi i'm part of the summer pygames project
<CanoeBerry> 50 is a lot!
<leftStanding> we only need 20 now
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<gwerra> 50 sure is a lot
<CanoeBerry> leftStanding: great, plz introduce your plans!
<leftStanding> last summer i mentored a team of high school students
<CanoeBerry> are XO-1s and/or XO-1.5s being requests?
<leftStanding> and programmed the XO to made an educational computer game
<leftStanding> a mix please, several of the 1.5s to test out
<leftStanding> we are part of FIRST robotics in the area
<leftStanding> as well as www.csclug.org
<leftStanding> and this year we will have at least 3 teams
<leftStanding> and have an actual competition between groups of high school students
<leftStanding> there is buy in from 3 school districts
<leftStanding> and the companies that support the local FIRST team, such as BOSCH and BAE Systems
<CanoeBerry> if a set number of XOs is approved and shipped this month, when will they be returned?
<leftStanding> our game will be sent out to the Palmetto Project laptops
<sonrasalt> this looks great
<leftStanding> this will be returned no later than august
<leftStanding> probably before
<CanoeBerry> great
<sonrasalt> how many macines are requeste?
<CanoeBerry> 50!
<leftStanding> 20
<leftStanding> we only need 20 now
<CanoeBerry> sounds much more doable!
<MikeLee> Will the code for the games be posted online?
<leftStanding> of course! last years game is already downloadable at www.summerpygames.org
<leftStanding> its on the teams page
<leftStanding> all material is GPL and CC
<MikeLee> OK, hadn't clecked in yet.
<leftStanding> i'm making sure of that :)
<CanoeBerry> is there a blog?
<CanoeBerry> or twitter account we can follow?
<leftStanding> on that page, it will happen shortly, we just had the mentor
<CanoeBerry> that you can include within http://planet.laptop.org and http://planet.sugarlabs.org ?
<leftStanding> volunteer meeting
<leftStanding> include links too, CanoeBerry?
<CanoeBerry> how about we ship 20 XO-1s and 2 XO-1.5s when the blog/twitter account is shiny?
<CanoeBerry> is that reasonable?
<sonrasalt> Request if for 50 laptops.  Should try and get some donated to this project or funded . it is a good project  worth it for 20
<MikeLee> leftstanding: do submit the blog link to those aggregators sites. it's easy.
<leftStanding> yes that sounds reasonable
<leftStanding> does a drupal blog thing work or will i need a wordpress?
<sonrasalt> any
<MikeLee> any blog system with RSS feed
<CanoeBerry> Yeah
<leftStanding> ah ok!
<CanoeBerry> +1
<leftStanding> +1
<sonrasalt> +1
<CanoeBerry> Please all vote.
<MikeLee> +1
<CanoeBerry> Objections?
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<gwerra> +1
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED!
<leftStanding> sweet! Thank you everyone
<CanoeBerry> This is great-- thank you everyone.
...
<leftStanding> CanoeBerry: is there a way to contact you?
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<CanoeBerry> Definitely, email above, or here on IRC -- what's up?
<leftStanding> ok cool, i want to be able to let you know when the blog is up as well as any news about the summer pygames project
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<CanoeBerry> leftStanding: best way of course is to email contributors@laptop.org including your 5-digit project # in the subject line -- i also get those emails :)
<CanoeBerry> PS 61819
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<leftStanding> cool thanks CanoeBerry


[ PROJECT #9 - Audio/Video for Etoys, Scratch and Squeak - United Kingdom ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #9 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Audio/Video for Etoys, Scratch and Squeak - United Kingdom
<CanoeBerry>    http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61828
<CanoeBerry>    [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>    Requests 1 XO-1 over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry>    Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>    Get audio and video facilities working in Etoys, Scratch & Squeak
<CanoeBerry> PRE-APPROVED!  For the Freudenbergs & all's colleagues in the US.
<CanoeBerry> Any questions?  Reflections?
<CanoeBerry> If not, let's move on to Project #10!
<MikeLee> +1
<sonrasalt> OK  looks good, necessary work #9


[ PROJECT #10 - Haitian Education Fund - Virginia ]

<CanoeBerry> Great, onto Project #10 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Haitian Education Fund - Virginia
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61832
<CanoeBerry>     [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 2 XOs over 4 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     The long-term objective of this project is to provide Diocese of
<CanoeBerry>     Hinche, Haiti students between the ages of 7 and 12 with access to XO
<CanoeBerry>     laptops. The Diocese of Hinche has 87 schools with a total of 
<CanoeBerry> approximately
<CanoeBerry>     25,000 children in the targeted age range.
<CanoeBerry> +1 on 2 XOs for experimentation -- even if this group is still getting up to speed.
<CanoeBerry> They've had good discussion with Waveplace.org apparently.
<leftStanding> +1
<CanoeBerry> Norfolk, VA
<MikeLee> If they are talking to Waveplace, then +1
<CanoeBerry> Any reflections/objections?
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED
<sonrasalt> This projects is moving step by step, sounds solid +1


[ PROJECT #11 - Pre-K Education Outreach - Louisiana ]

<CanoeBerry> Ontro Projecty #11 -- please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> Pre-K Education Outreach - Louisiana
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=61983
<CanoeBerry>     [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 2 XOs over 4 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     To bring early education and development skills, including computer 
<CanoeBerry> use and coordination skills to toddlers under pre-K age four.
<CanoeBerry> Hmm.
<CanoeBerry> Appears to need some work.
<leftStanding> can those age groups use a laptop? i'm not familiar
<MikeLee> Pre-K too early in my opinion
<CanoeBerry> -1
<leftStanding> -1
<MikeLee> -1
<gwerra> 0
<CanoeBerry> This group can purchase on eBay
<CanoeBerry> Objections?
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<sonrasalt> yes.. that is another good way
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<sonrasalt> -1
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> ON HOLD.


[ PROJECT #12 - 50 XO-1 RTC batteries - Maine / Granada, Nicaragua ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #12 now..
<CanoeBerry> 50 XO-1 RTC batteries - Maine / Granada, Nicaragua
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=62090
<CanoeBerry>     [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 50 XO-1 RTC batteries
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry>     Debricking for Waveplace.org deployment:
<CanoeBerry>     http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Fix_Clock
<CanoeBerry> PRE-APPROVED. And shipped!


[ PROJECT #13 - Processing for the XO - Berlin, Germany ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #13 now..
<CanoeBerry> Please all critique/mentor/vote for..
<CanoeBerry> Processing for the XO - Berlin, Germany
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=62104
<CanoeBerry>     http://www.flatlandfarm.de/blog/
<CanoeBerry>     [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 1 XO-1.5 over 6 months
<CanoeBerry>     Project Objectives:
<CanoeBerry> A. Questions
<CanoeBerry>     Evaluating if there is a point in having Processing running on the XO.
<CanoeBerry>     Evaluating the differences between Processing and Pippy. They are pretty
<CanoeBerry>     similar; has Processing enough advantages to justify the effort? Is the
<CanoeBerry>     XO's performance able to handle Processing? Processing requires Java;
<CanoeBerry>     is there enough additional value to justify such a rather big install?
<CanoeBerry>     If all these questions will be answered with "yes, it is worth a try",
<CanoeBerry>     the next set of questions will have to be evaluated
<CanoeBerry> What about Processing and Sugar? Processing is window based. To achieve
<CanoeBerry>     a satisfying user experience at least three windows are necessary
<CanoeBerry>     (1. The editor, 2. The compiled running program, 3. A Browser to display
<CanoeBerry>     the reference manual). Can this be adjusted to use just one screen, as
<CanoeBerry>     Sugar does, without losing the simplicity? If not? Is there a way to
<CanoeBerry>     not using Sugar that still makes sense. (I know that there are ways to
<CanoeBerry>     do so, but I'm not targeting some geeky artists).
<CanoeBerry> B. Objectives
<CanoeBerry>     If all these questions can be answered in a positive way, the 
<CanoeBerry> objectives are:
<CanoeBerry>     1. Getting Processing to run on the XO,
<CanoeBerry>     2. Getting Processing to talk to the Camera, the mesh, the Gaming 
<CanoeBerry> Buttons, etc.
<CanoeBerry>     3. Providing Sample Applications and Tutorials that enable children to
<CanoeBerry>        get started with programming.
<CanoeBerry> Sorry the above was so long!
<leftStanding> does anyone have a link to processing?
<MikeLee> Processing is cool. Some people had it running on the Xo-1
<leftStanding> processing.org?
<CanoeBerry> +1
<sonrasalt> I don't nicht verstehen diese understand it
<kushal> +1
<MikeLee> Processing is a Java-based data visualization toolkit for artists
<kushal> processing is very nice
<MikeLee> +1
<MikeLee> would hope that the evaluation could be done in somewhat less than 6 months tho
<sonrasalt> +1  OK 1 laptop
<CanoeBerry> Further Advocacy / Objections?
<MikeLee> Processing is a Java-based data visualization toolkit for artists
<kushal> processing is very nice
<MikeLee> +1
<MikeLee> would hope that the evaluation could be done in somewhat less than 6 months tho
<sonrasalt> +1  OK 1 laptop
<CanoeBerry> Further Advocacy / Objections?
<CanoeBerry> Questions?
<CanoeBerry> Calling once..
<CanoeBerry> Calling twice..
<CanoeBerry> Calling thrice..
<CanoeBerry> APPROVED.


[ PROJECT #14 - XO-1.5 for Google kernel hacker ]

<CanoeBerry> Onto Project #14 - please all critique/mentor/vote for:
<CanoeBerry> XO-1.5 for Google kernel hacker
<CanoeBerry>     http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=62150
<CanoeBerry>     [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
<CanoeBerry> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]
<CanoeBerry>     Requests 1 XO-1.5 over undetermined months
<CanoeBerry> PRE-APPROVED by cjb.
<kushal> :)
<CanoeBerry> Thanks all for your invaluable support! MEETING ADJOURNED!


[ CLOSING REMARKS ]

<CanoeBerry> Have an awesome weekend.
<MikeLee> on to my next meeting!
<leftStanding> you too!
<sonrasalt> +1
<CanoeBerry> We will meet very briefly Sunday 4pm if you are interested in the latest from OLPC.
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<CanoeBerry> Email holt @ laptop . org if you want to join the quick/small call.
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<leftStanding> CanoeBerry: is there a way to contact you?
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<CanoeBerry> Definitely, email above, or here on IRC -- what's up?
<leftStanding> ok cool, i want to be able to let you know when the blog is up as well as any news about the summer pygames project
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<CanoeBerry> leftStanding: best way of course is to email contributors@laptop.org including your 5-digit project # in the subject line -- i also get those emails :)
<CanoeBerry> PS 61819
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<leftStanding> cool thanks CanoeBerry
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<GrannieB> Late again... sorry. I need a heads up by about 11a.m. EDT. I shut down the computer and do "chores" after that.
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<GrannieB> It looks like the meeting is over. I can't access it.  Congratulations on getting through 14 projects so quickly!
<GrannieB> I'm going to lunch if you don't need me for anything now.
<GrannieB> bye.  Call if you need me to come back on
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