OLPC France – brief overview http://olpc-france.org● Mission : hack the hardware and software, support (future) french-speaking OLPC/Sugar deployments with translation, documentation, activities, etc.● Started in June 2008 at the /tmp/lab (hackerspace)● ~40 active members as of today● XO repair center● Support Gang : participate to the Contributors program● SugarCamp (May 2009)● Nosy Komba deployment started in 2009 with « G du cœur » (french NGO led by students)
Develop activities - Nutrition● Stefanie Nobel, new german member (developer) of OLPC France● Internship with Danone and OLPC France● Alpha release end of May, Beta end of september● Brainstorming started on sugar-devel@● Work with deployments to customize and test the activity ?
Develop activities – others...● Helpfr.xo : french version of Help● Madagasar.xo : bunch of Wikipedia pages● NosyKombaLibrary.xo : ePub ebooks● Tools to analyse the Journals and display simple reports● ...
OLPC France – meet educational FLOSS projects/communities● Gcompris● OOo4Kids● Moon activity (La main à la pâte)● Vikidia (offline wikipedia with Kiwix)● Sésamath ?● DrGeo ?● ...
Nosy Komba deployment - 2009-2011● 100 XOs in 2009 ● 5 volunteers of « G du cœur » for 2 months● 150 XOs in 2010 ● School server ● 5 volunteers of « G du cœur » for 2 months● 150 XOs in 2011 ● Try to bring Internet ● Project supported by OLPC Europe ● 5 volunteers of « G du cœur » for 2 months + 2 volunteers from OLPC France
Nosy Komba deployment - 2009-2011 ● http://olpc-france.org/blog/tag/nosy-komba/ ● http://xo-nosykomba.blogspot.com : from children Journals (2010) ● http://nosykomba2011.blogspot.com : last news from the NK team
8 principles to build a grassroot● Be kind● Dont do politics● Work on projects● Meet IRL often● Have a story to tell● Build relationships with FLOSS/education communities outside OLPC/Sugar● Participate IRL to OLPC/Sugar worldwide● Have fun !
Further developments for OLPC grassroots ?● Decentralized Contributors program?● Manage a worldwide OLPC volunteering program?● Organize worldwide contests : best FLOSS application for education? Best XO robotics project ? Best Sugar activity tutorial ?● Set up an OLPC community website (on top of olpcmap.net)?