Ticket #740 (closed task: wontfix)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

Loaning out system time to OLPC participants

Reported by: gdk Owned by: ausil
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Severity: Normal Keywords: meeting
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One of the common problems we seem to be running into in OLPC-land is that participants are not necessarily Fedora users, and cannot easily spin up the necessary systems to build software for OLPC. It seems like giving access to scratch systems would be really useful, not only in the OLPC case, but in other cases. I understand that some folks are already talking about this, and was just wondering if there was an update.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by ausil

  • Owner changed from nobody to ausil

Response from OLPC

I think we're looking for a more secure, maintainable version of teach.laptop.org -- a place where people who lack easy access to personal or institutional Fedora machines can come and study the 'tools of the trade' -- mock, koji, rpmbuild, make, spec-files, etc. under the guidance and supervision of experienced Fedora packagers. (Conceivably, an appropriate live-cd could be created instead; however, my feeling is that the server-based approach would work better as a result of increased ability to learn from the interactions of other students and teachers.)

Naturally, OLPC would be happy to work with Fedora infrastructure or packaging folks to bring this idea to fruition; however, it's a bit larger than what OLPC can easily take on all by itself.



comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mmcgrath

Is the end goal education or is the end goal packages?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by ausil

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

im closing this. if a list of resources needed and how they will be used comes up we can reopen.

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