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OOo4Kids is a great free software piece aimed at the 7-12yr old students.

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Scale O Oo4 Kids

  1. 1. OOo4Kids Bringing to the children of the planet Education Project Project Co-Lead 5 min Feb 18 th 2010
  2. 2. Speaker Alexandro Colorado project lead Contributor since end 2001 Domain developer since 2004 Co Lead Spanish Co-Lead, Education Project Business Developments, Certification
  3. 3. OOo4Kids <ul><li>Innovation </li><ul><li>Closing the gap between users and developers
  4. 4. Making floss development an academic subject </li></ul><li>Optimization </li><ul><li>Make OOo4Kids leaner and cleaner </li></ul><li>Implementation </li><ul><li>Make it more manageable </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. OOo4Kids <ul><li>Vision </li><ul><li>Shift the education paradigm from a vendor centric to a skill centric education </li></ul><li>Education </li><ul><li>Make FLOSS more acceptable on education </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. In OOo4Kids: More is Less
  7. 7. What does Ooo4Kids has? A light and fast version : <ul><li>without Java
  8. 8. Dedicated to the 7-12 years
  9. 9. working everywhere (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Yes even HERE Teachers in Peru , Bolivia and Guatemala have been testing this build... Sugar team in France also has helped
  11. 12. Award winning product <ul><li>OOo4Kids already won an award on the Etoiles du Libre (Stars of Freedom) </li></ul>
  12. 14. Why? Born from teachers requests : <ul><li>Schools often own old machine
  13. 15. Schools often own powerless machines
  14. 16. Children do not need all the features does provide
  15. 17. The User Interface is too complicated </li></ul>
  16. 18. ...And <ul><li>Allows to propose lot of applications to the students !
  17. 19. Forces to work in collaboration with teachers for every feature
  18. 20. We can innovate
  19. 21. We can develop performance improvements,
  20. 22. Backport the best improvements inside </li></ul>
  21. 23. Gradual knowledge <ul><li>Provide a gradual knowledge to students </li></ul>
  22. 24. Roadmap <ul><li>Add password protection to configuration
  23. 25. Implement new Wizards to ease document generation
  24. 26. Have dyslexic friendly fonts by default
  25. 27. Implement a “TuXType” game extension integrated to this build </li></ul>
  26. 28. Technical Advantages <ul><li>OOo4Kids builds in a faster time than
  27. 29. Lower minimum requirements: </li><ul><li>500Mhz Celeron
  28. 30. 128MB RAM
  29. 31. 245MB storage (35% less) </li></ul></ul>
  30. 32. How to contribute? Wiki : Mailing lists (french) : Eric Bachard blog:
  31. 33. Current state of OOo4Kids Using development source code (future 3.2) The demand of creation of a new official and dedicated branch will be made soon -> to be continued
  32. 34. Contact Us (development) IRC : server Channel : #OOo4Kids Mailing lists: [email_address] Project : Sources:
  33. 35. Let's work together
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