Ubuntu for the One Lap Top Per Child Project

Registered by Krishna Sankar on 2006-06-11

As we all know, the OLPC - One Laptop Per Child project (http://laptop.org/) is an important initiative. (Most probably we are already working on porting Ubuntu to that environment.)

We already have Edubuntu - while it is targeted at a slightly different yet related audience, many of the primitives are very appropriate.

Some important aspects (not in any order & of course, not a comprehensive list either):
a) Easy to use by children
b) Easy to setup wireless
c) Some form of MANET (Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks)
d) Squeak
e) Collaboration capability (Like ZeroConf et al) - would be nice to see if we can build-in ZeroConf in Squeak
f) Selected capabilities from Edubuntu, simplified, with reduced scope & focused towards children

This is also related to another specification https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/what-do-non-geeks-want. This is an exercise to make Ubuntu relevant to a specific (but very important) audience, going beyond the boundaries of traditional OS, which we should do anyway.

This actually leads to one of my other passion - Ubuntu in an embedded environment - but that might be a few ways off

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Krishna Sankar
Definition:
Drafting
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None

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-Marking as informational because this is a discussion proposal; if appropriate, please create more specific specs for things which are going to be implemented
-We should also try to grab all the improvements they made that can be of use for Ubuntu (even the ones that were not forwarded to upstream)

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