XS Community Edition
Welcome to the School Server - Community Edition (XSCE) project. This community-led project (http://schoolserver.org) is breathing life and rigor into the sometimes unmaintained OLPC XS, to serve many different global school scenarios.
- Efficiency - Technical
- Library - Content
- Responsibility - Social
Vision notes contains a more full list of ideas.
3 year vision: emergent learning models
The school server has the potential to amplify the Teacher, Parent & Librarian, as a laptop can amplify a Student's potential:
1. Strengthen connectivity to global Internet.
2. Deepen collaboration between Students, Teachers & Mentors.
3. Promote quality content from all.
4. Trusted intl ecosystem of diverse contributors.
1 year vision: seed community architecture
The school server project will be a healthy standalone project, which can be implemented directly, or adapted for special situations by 3rd parties.
1. 100 hack implementers, at least 4 deployments with the potential for 10,000 users.
2. Emphasis on working code, modularity, and core services.
3. Quarterly releases while the project is being tested and used by early adopters.
4. Feedback, fix, finished product.
0.1 Objectives 0.1 Stable
1. Working install process, build process, and core services on a single piece of hardware.
2. Self discipline to determine what should be included in 0.1 and what should be included in future releases.
3. Establish a culture of "Feedback, fix, finished product".
0.2 Objectives 0.2 Draft
1. Build on self-disipline learned in 0.1
2. Initial modularity. I.E. must deal with different hardware configurations at install time.
3. Atomic tasks coordinated by regular releases.
4. Extend "Feedback, fix, finished product" loop to include remote developers and testers.
0.3 Objectives 0.3 Draft
1. ??? Build on self-disipline learned in 0.3
2. ??? Initial modularity. I.E. must deal with different hardware configurations at install time.
3. ??? Atomic tasks coordinated by regular releases.
4. ??? "Feedback, fix, finished product" among a dozen testers, doggone dogfooding.
Get Started Hacking (developers, contributors)
Get Started Implementing (administrators)
Direct questions/comments to mailing list: http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/server-devel
Report bugs and feature requests to https://sugardextrose.org/projects/xs-config
IRC (community chat) channel #schoolserver at busy times on irc.freenode.net
Weekly voice meeting are held on Skype 8PM NYC Time Thursdays (email if you want to join)
Human contact: holt @ laptop.org
Original OLPC XS design and implementation available at OLPC School Server
- Jerry Vonau (SW architecture)
- George Hunt (configuration, GUI, low-power HW)
- Tim Moody (documentation, testing)
- Anna Schoolfield (testing, content)
- Anish Mangal (integration, offline cloud)
- Rodrigo Hartmann (security, GUI, maintainability, intl languages)
- David Farning (software engineering tips)
- Alex Kleider (bookserver)
- David Rodríguez Álvarez
- Sridhar Dhanapalan (video) & many more!
Sep 2012 Agenda
Toronto area hack sprint Sept 16-23, incl public demo Saturday Sept 22.
Oct 2012 Agenda
Nov 2012 Agenda
Centred around Toronto area hack sprint Nov 10-18:
Meet with Anish Mangal and Nathan Riddle near Detroit etc to discuss wider community integration.
Dec 2012 Agenda
Jamaica implementation sprint (delayed)
Jan 2013 Agenda
Feb 2013 Agenda
Toronto/Waterloo area Sprint Feb 6/7 to 10/11. Release of XS-CE .1 and .2
Mch 2013 Agenda
Pre-field testing (eg. Flint, Michigan), possible Boston meetup Mch 1-4.
Apr or May Agenda
Toronto-area Sprint May 2-6?