[Foundation-l] OLPC Khairat Chronicle

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 10:57:23 UTC 2007

I totally agree. What I wonder is  what the reasons are why people find it
problematic to collaborate as it is. There are so many projects,
organisations and it is sad to notice how little collaboration actually

On 11/2/07, Samuel Klein <sj at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Nov 2007, Brianna Laugher wrote:
> > Wow, reading those stories is really incredible! Great reports with
> > heaps of photos too.
> >
> > Out of interest Inkscape recently added/will soon add a "publish to
> > Open Clipart" function right in the software.
> Very neat.  Where was this discussed?  I wonder how OC is going to deal
> with the new flux of less-filtered input.
> > As for Commons, I think there is a big gap in many ways... but it
> > could be madly cool to see the photos and videos and music potentially
> > published somewhere. An OLPC server?
> The easiest thing to do is probably post to a separate [OLPC] server,
> which can itself have a variety of "publish to [other repository]" links
> from every media page... the people visiting that server to filter
> incoming media would be quite different from the communities of teachers
> and children producing the original works, would be sympathetic to the
> source communities and know the curation policies for potential target
> sites, &c.
> Thinking about this, I wonder what other pools of contributors of free
> content are currently being shut out from our favorite sites when really
> we would all be happier with a decent holding area while their input gets
> sorted.  As the world transitions from having little free content of any
> sort to having to decide "where should this piece of free content go?",
> the value of intermediary services, and of tools that let you create once
> and publish {everywhere appropriate}, will grow.
> SJ
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