Edubuntu Meeting Minutes

Today we had another great Edubuntu team meeting.  Here is a condensed version of what we covered:

Review of the Edubuntu Strategy
Much of the meeting was spent going over the Edubuntu Strategy Document and related issues including:

  • Clarification of educational level categorizations by mapping student age ranges with categories
    • DISCUSSION: Grade level and educational categorizations vary from country to country. Teachers and administrators need to know what software, artwork, etc. apply to them and their students.
    • ACTION:  RichEd to send email seeking comment on age ranges for preschool, primary, secondary, tertiary designations
    • ACTION:  RichEd will draft the South Africa and out the UK mapping tonight and send to the others for input … LaserJock for US, nubae  for Austria, Spain, Germany
  • Edubuntu’s Launchpad team structure needs review and reworking.
    • DISCUSSION: A development team is needed to provide for things like bzr branches and PPAs. The creation of an ~edubuntu-contributors team was discussed as a less “harsh” term than “-dev”.  There is also confusion as to what the difference between the ~edubuntu and ~edubuntu-members teams are for.
    • ACTION:  LaserJock to create edubuntu-dev Launchpad team and arrange for ~edubuntu as an umbrella team to hold all official Edubuntu Launchpad teams
  • Clarification of Edubuntu’s goals/branding/naming
    • DISUCSSION: The debate about the use of “Edubuntu” and “Ubuntu Education” continued. RichEd explained that Canonical would like to use “Ubuntu Education” for the .iso and contents (Canonical-supported applications) for purposes of marketing to OEMs and leveraging of Ubuntu’s brand strength. The community members agreed with this. Further, the “Edubuntu” term will be used for the project, community, and community-supported packaging.
    • ACTION:  LaserJock to draft “Edubuntu and Ubuntu Education” clarification statement and run it by RichEd et. al

Review of Jaunty specs and tasks (see Roadmap)

The Edubuntu RoadMap was reviewed and several ideas for Jaunty tasks were added. LaserJock encouraged everyone to think of bitesized, feasible tasks for the Jaunty timeframe and add them to the RoadMap. This will allow the team to track efforts and give a place for new contributors to “plug in”.

Set date/time for next meeting

Same time, same place, in two weeks. That is January 21st, 18:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

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3 thoughts on “Edubuntu Meeting Minutes

  1. I’m quite glad to have found You (ie you as in group). I’ve been working at incorporating Edubuntu into my classroom as well as develop a replicable model and I need support and have some energy to contribute. I’m excited to connect with you all. I don’t think I can make the next meeting–if I calculate time right, the meeting will start at 12:00 noon here in Minneapolis. Any 1 site that is the main place to visit or subscribe in addition to this blog?
    Thanks,
    David

  2. @David:
    The best places to go are the #edubuntu IRC channel as well as the edubuntu-devel and edubuntu-users mailing lists (you can find them on http://lists.ubuntu.com ).

    We would really love to get more people with energy to contribute plugged into the community. Edubuntu has really got some potential but of course we need hands to make it happen 🙂

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