[etoys-dev] Fwd: [IAEP] The Next Wave of Activity Sharing

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sun Jul 26 10:49:42 EDT 2009

Interesting discussion on the Sugar list. Since we are working on  
project sharing via server too, this is highly relevant, in both the  
legal and technical aspects.

In particular I agree that for OLPC/Sugar deployments using Moodle  
school servers we need to default to the school server when publishing  
projects. Also, we should make sure our meta data (like tagging) is  
compatible with Sugar's so kids do not have to describe their projects  
twice when they run in Sugar.

- Bert -

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com>
> Date: 26. Juli 2009 06:09:18 GMT-03:00
> To: Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org>
> Cc: iaep <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>, devel at lists.laptop.org, Joshua  
> Eddy <joshuageddy at gmail.com>, Bastien <bastienguerry at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] The Next Wave of Activity Sharing
> http://joshstechjournal.blogspot.com/2009/07/july-23-2009-xo-web-sharing-scratch.html
> On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org>  
> wrote:
>> That's what I was trying to explain ;) Though I do see some value in
> It's a fantastic idea, but I have to concur with Tomeu -- make it work
> _local_ (with the XS for example, though it doesn't have to be), and
> from there push it upstream if possible, but *let users control this
> explicitly*.
> My long term plan (if I ever get to it!) is to do something like this
> with Moodle+Mahara. Or perhaps Moodle->Moodle. So I'd love to see this
> done.
> When I write "let users control this explicitly", I mean: let kids
> share this with their local (and safe) group, and let them choose to
> publish more widely (to the internet) with the input from adults
> (teachers, parents).
> We had almost identical discussions with the "edublog" team, they
> wanted to have kids blog directly to the internet. As things
> progressed they realised it was a bad idea. Do search the discussion
> lists for edublog to have more background.
> In some countries, beyond being a bad idea, it is illegal. In the US
> at least there are serious laws that will get teachers and schools
> into lots of trouble if kids' privacy is breached. And yes, Internet
> === Breach of privacy.
> cheers,
> m
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