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[News] FSF and Sugar (of OLPC) Join Forces

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Sugar Labs and FSF announce joint efforts to promote learning platform for children

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| Sugar Labs, nonprofit provider of the Sugar Learning 
| Platform for children, and the Free Software Foundation 
| (FSF), which promotes computer users' right to use, 
| study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs, 
| have announced joint efforts to collaborate and promote 
| Sugar on the occasion of Software Freedom Day, September 
| 19th. The FSF will host an event in Boston featuring 
| Sugar Labs Executive Director Walter Bender, FSF 
| president Richard Stallman, and other speakers. Peter 
| Brown, FSF's executive director, said, "The Sugar 
| Learning Platform is fast becoming an essential route to 
| computer user freedom for children around the world. The 
| international free software movement is getting behind 
| Sugar, and we want to use Software Freedom Day as an 
| opportunity to help draw community attention, developer 
| resources, and external funders to the important work 
| going on at Sugar Labs."


The FOSS image is important.

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| While Linus is responsible for the development of the 
| Linux kernel, Richard is responsible for almost all of 
| the most important foundation on which Linux 
| distributions are based on. I would say that seventy to 
| eighty percent of any Linux distribution can be 
| attributed to Richard Stallman and his efforts.



New Sugar Web Interface from Paraguay Educa

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| Love it or hate it, the Sugar Learning Platform graphical user interface is
| strikingly different from any of the usual windowing desktops. With this
| radical departure from the norm, we've seen much discussion. And while my
| favorite interpretation is Aquatic Sugar, the new website from Paraguay Educa
| comes in a close second...


Inventing a New Paradigm: SugarLabs and the Sugar UI

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| To say that the technology industry moves quickly would be understated. Firms
| must innovate, adapt and grow, or fail. Two years ago when One Laptop per
| Child began shipping their XO-1 laptop, they defined an industry. People were
| excited not for OLPCâs mission, which always seemed to be a footnote, but for
| a diminutive inexpensive laptop. Often, the laptop was stated to include a
| custom distribution of Linux called Sugar that was built to help kids learn.
| But Sugar is more than just a Linux distro.


Sugar on a Stick brings sweet taste of Linux to classrooms

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| Sugar Labs has announced the first official release of Sugar on a Stick, a
| Linux-based learning environment that can boot from a USB memory stick. The
| Sugar platform, which originally emerged from the One Laptop Per Child
| project, could soon arrive in classrooms.

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