Sugar has a strong community that is ready to help you. Because users and contributors span the globe, a key element to the project is communication. Mailing lists, forums, IRC chat, Jabber, and provide quick and easy ways to communicate.
Please be aware the following lists are subject to change.
Education Mailing Lists
- It's an Education Project - The primary education mailing list.
Contributor Mailing Lists
- Sugar - For developers.
There are a number of active OLPC forums, including
- Support - The official support forum for G1G1 and OLPC
- total posts 6.887 • Total topics 1.324 • Total members 1.609 22:56, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
- olpcnews - A popular forum but not frequented by developers
- total posts 20.765 • Total topics 2.332 • Total members 2.754 22:56, 20 April 2008 (EDT)
It defaults to a "room" called #olpc-help, but you can also enter other rooms by typing /join #room where room is the name of the room you wish to join.
Some other Sugar/OLPC IRC chatrooms are listed are listed here.]
While the OLPC is designed with mesh wireless networking built in (where users can connect to each other without having a central wireless internet router/connection), Sugar users around the world may not be able to connect with others using the platform unless it's through the Internet, since mesh networking relies on a concentration of users (for example, in a classroom, school or business environment).
Jabber networks link Sugar users to each other in order to chat, interact and collaborate. There are global Sugar Jabber networks, or regional ones hosted by organizations and individuals around the world. You can choose whichever Jabber network you wish to connect to. Connecting Sugar to one of these networks will greatly enhance your Sugar experience.
OLPC TV is dedicated to collecting videos related to OLPC. The site needs help recoding videos to play in Gnash, the Free Flash viewer.