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Sugar Network development process is started since the end of the 2011 year. It will continue being developed until implementing 1.0 version (further development will depend on feedback gotten during the implementation process) in any case. The only thing is how much time developers can spend on implementation. And, here we are looking for your help.
 
Sugar Network development process is started since the end of the 2011 year. It will continue being developed until implementing 1.0 version (further development will depend on feedback gotten during the implementation process) in any case. The only thing is how much time developers can spend on implementation. And, here we are looking for your help.
  
If the following sum is less than zero, it says how much funds developers are expecting to gather to fulfill project's [[#Roadmap|roadmap]] in time. Zero mean that developers got what they were requesting for and have everything to complete project in time. More than zero means there is an overhead that will go to support [[#The product|Red Azúcar]]. The initial amount is calculated from gentle minimal per developer per month, which is ~500$ multiplied by number of developers (3) and number of months remained in 2012.
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If the following sum is less than zero, it says how much funds developers are expecting to gather to fulfill project's roadmap in time. Zero mean that developers got what they were requesting for and have everything to complete project in time. More than zero means there is an overhead that will go to support [[#The product|Red Azúcar]]. The initial amount is calculated from gentle minimal per developer per month, which is ~500$ multiplied by number of developers (3) and number of months remained in 2012.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:14, 21 June 2012

Disclaimer

The content of this page is not legally endorsed by or affiliated with Sugar Labs or the Software Freedom Conservancy. This is a private initiative of people who take part in the project.

What is this page about

This is a crowd funding initiative to support Sugar Network development process. It is intended to be an access point for people who want to donate funds to development team to continue working on implementation.

This page should answer on the following questions:

Why Wiki page?

  • Wiki page is an intermediate solution until more appropriate model will be found; right now, it will let team working;
  • Development team is spread world wide (the same for possible donators) and it is not obvious how to handle donations in such case;
  • We are looking for more sustainable and common model that is being discussed on Sugar Labs Oversight Board level.

The project

In short, Sugar Network is a system (software and infrastructure) to let people share different types of content, support collaborative work on that content, do that regardless the Internet connectivity.

To learn more about the Sugar Network, consult the following pages:

The plan is working on the 1.0 version during the 2012 year. For detailed information see Harmonic Distribution pages:

To track for intermediate releases, add release page to your watch list. To monitor development commits, subscribe to Gitorious project's feed.

To try current development version, follow install instructions.

The important note for possible donators, this page is requesting to support development process (literally, writing the code) of community software project which is named "Sugar Network"'. At the same time, such systems require downstream deployment work to make it useful for people in the field. Such deployment work is less predictable and rather important for organizations (like education ministries or Sugar distributors) then for personal donators. Look for Red Azúcar for details.

The product

Red Azúcar is a downstream solution based on Sugar Network and is intended to be a "final product" to bring Sugar Network to people in the field. It is being created within the Sugar Labs Peru. Most of the work is different to Sugar Network development process. In technical aspects, the focus is shifting to deployment rather than development. In non technical aspects, Red Azúcar is taking care about populating Sugar Network content with materials useful for local people, work with educators and state people, etc. Sugar Network developers also take part in Red Azúcar, but obviously, Red Azúcar involves much more people and requires more resources to work on.

Please, consult the following pages if you are looking for a way to support Red Azúcar:

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Development team

The development team consists of the following people (in alphabetical order):

Location: Russia, Rubtsovsk
Brief intro: see a short bio; Sugar Labs contributor since 2008
Role in project: server side and client library
Spend time: full time working on the project
Location: ???
Brief intro: ???
Role in project: webui client; ???
Spend time: split time to work on Red Azúcar, downstream product
Location: ???
Brief intro: ???
Role in project: webui client; ???
Spend time: split time to work on Red Azúcar, downstream product

Overall progress

Sugar Network development process is started since the end of the 2011 year. It will continue being developed until implementing 1.0 version (further development will depend on feedback gotten during the implementation process) in any case. The only thing is how much time developers can spend on implementation. And, here we are looking for your help.

If the following sum is less than zero, it says how much funds developers are expecting to gather to fulfill project's roadmap in time. Zero mean that developers got what they were requesting for and have everything to complete project in time. More than zero means there is an overhead that will go to support Red Azúcar. The initial amount is calculated from gentle minimal per developer per month, which is ~500$ multiplied by number of developers (3) and number of months remained in 2012.

Sum
+∞

The sum might grow due to the following reasons:

  • personal sources developers found,
  • donations from this page,
  • funding gotten by Red Azúcar,
  • developers won in lottery.

How to donate

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Donations

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