Announcing the Fedora OLPC Special Interest Group

Greg Dekoenigsberg gdk at
Mon Jul 21 14:20:54 UTC 2008

The engineers at OLPC are busy building an educational experience for the 
kids of the world.  They are basing their excellent work on Fedora.

Their time is stretched perilously thin.  Every hour an overworked OLPC 
engineer spends doing Fedora work is an hour they could be spending doing 
something else.  We in the Fedora community can therefore have a huge, 
direct, and immediate impact on the success of the OLPC project.

Thus, I am proud to announce the formation of the Fedora OLPC Special 
Interest Group.  Our mission: to provide the OLPC project with a strong, 
sustainable, scalable, community-driven base platform for innovation.

Immediate Goals:

1. To identify and take responsible ownership of as many OLPC base 
packages as possible.

2. To maintain an excellent Sugar environment for Fedora, including a 
dedicated Sugar spin.

3. To identify useful opportunities for collaboration (infrastructure, 
localization, etc.)

We should convene our first meeting as soon as possible.  If you are 
interested in participating, please join the Fedora OLPC mailing list here 
and introduce yourself:


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