OOo4Kids Bringing OpenOffice.org to the children of the planet Education Project Project Co-Lead 5 min Feb 18 th  2010
Speaker Alexandro Colorado OpenOffice.org project lead Contributor since end 2001 Domain developer since 2004 Co Lead Span...
OOo4Kids <ul><li>Innovation </li><ul><li>Closing the gap between users and developers
Making floss development an academic subject </li></ul><li>Optimization </li><ul><li>Make OOo4Kids leaner and cleaner </li...
OOo4Kids <ul><li>Vision </li><ul><li>Shift the education paradigm from a vendor centric to a skill centric education </li>...
In OOo4Kids: More is Less
What does Ooo4Kids has? A light and fast OpenOffice.org version : <ul><li>without Java
Dedicated to the 7-12 years
working  everywhere  (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) </li></ul>
Yes even HERE Teachers in  Peru ,  Bolivia  and  Guatemala  have been testing this build... Sugar team in  France  also ha...
 
Award winning product <ul><li>OOo4Kids already won an award on the Etoiles du Libre (Stars of Freedom) </li></ul>
 
Why? Born from teachers requests : <ul><li>Schools often own old machine
Schools often own powerless machines
Children do not need all the features OpenOffice.org  does provide
The User Interface is too complicated </li></ul>
...And <ul><li>Allows to propose lot of applications to the students !
Forces to work in collaboration with teachers for every feature
We can innovate
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  1. 1. OOo4Kids Bringing OpenOffice.org to the children of the planet Education Project Project Co-Lead 5 min Feb 18 th 2010
  2. 2. Speaker Alexandro Colorado OpenOffice.org project lead Contributor since end 2001 Domain developer since 2004 Co Lead Spanish Co-Lead, OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org 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 OpenOffice.org </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 OpenOffice.org
  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 : http://wiki.ooo4kids.org Mailing lists (french) : http://listes.educoo.org/mailman/listinfo/users Eric Bachard blog: http://eric.bachard.free.fr/news/
  31. 33. Current state of OOo4Kids Using OpenOffice.org 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 irc.freenode.net Channel : #education.openoffice.org #OOo4Kids Mailing lists: [email_address] Project : http://education.openoffice.org Sources: https://adullact.net/projects/ooo4kids1/
  33. 35. Let's work together

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