It is a bit depressing that in this discussion of gnome in the age of decadence, looking at where the open source desktop should go next, that Sugar does not come up. Sugar is mostly built on the same technological foundation as GNOME, at least in part by (paid) GNOME hackers. It would be very helpful to the OLPC community if the GNOME community would look at Sugar as being at least a testbed for innovative ideas going forward, and contribute on that basis, but so far it doesn't look like that's happening.
I mean, Sugar literally was a testbed for innovative ideas from a subset of GNOME hackers, but the GNOME community response seems to be "Meh."
this induced me to do something I've been thinking about for some time - to post a question on the IAEP list about the history of sugar
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